Trips and Itineraries for Alampur
ALAMPUR - DAKSHINA KASHI (Into 7th Century & Back in 12 Hours flat)
Alampur ~ the Dakshin Kashi of India
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174 Kms from Alampur
A fascinating blend of the Hindu and Muslim cultures, every frame of Hyderabad - the joint capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, pulsates with vivid heritage. The metropolitan section of the city comprises of the hilltop Golconda, the modern city of Secunderabad and the old city of Hyderabad which are separated by an artificial lake - Hussain Sagar. On the western end lies the Hi-Tech city or the cyber hub of the city. One of the main attractions of the old Hyderabad city are its frantic bazaars swarming with chai and spice traders. This is a major contributing factor to Hyderabad’s tourism. Among the other places to visit in the city, the iconic Charminar built in 1591 to commemorate Hyderabad’s founding, the opulent Chowmahalla palace and one of the world’s largest mosques - the Mecca Masjid are the most popular. The art enthusiasts could head to the Kalakriti and Birla art galleries. As one of the must-dos in the city, plan a day trip to the Ramoji Film City (Telangana’s film industry - Tollywood). Also, no trip to Hyderabad city will ever be complete without the delectable trifecta of Irani chai, Osmania biscuits and the quintessential biryani.
The history of Alampur dates back to 7th Century. And for you, people from Hyderabad, you can go back into the 7th Century and come back into 2017 in just 12 hours flat. How? If this is your question, then you are true lover of history. The answer is, Tungabhadra Express takes you to Alampur and back in 12 hours flat.Alampur is on the left bank of River Tungabhadra. This place is the meeting point of two rivers Krishna and Tungabhadra and is called the Dakshina Kashi. Interestingly, with the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, this point may well be also called the meeting point of two states too, since on the left side of river Tungabhadra is Telangana and on the right side, Andhra Pradesh starts. It is also the meeting point of two different time zones on the time machine. History and the present times.Alampur was under the rule of Shatavahanas, Ishvakus of Nagarjunakonda, Badami Chalukyas, Rastrakutas, Kalyani Chalukyas, Vijayanagara Empire, Kakatiyas, and the rulers of Qutub Shahis of Golconda.As soon as we enter Alampur first let's visit the Sangameshwara Temple. Temples built by the Kings of the bygone era were always magnanimous and architecturally very elaborate, intrinsic and beautiful. Stories were sculpted into temples. Each Era had it's own style of architecture.There are nine temples dedicated to Lord shiva and they are called the Navabrahma Temples which were built by the Badami Chalykyas during the 7th Century. (Now, as promised didn't I take you into the 7th Century?. I kept my word!).Tungabhadra Express starts back it's return journey from Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh) at 15.00 Hrs and reaches Sbb Jogulamba H Railway Station (SBBJ) at 15.11 Hrs. Get into the train, sit by the window and see the landscape of the setting Sun, and reach Secunderabad by 08.00 PM.Cover Picture credits: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alampur,_Mahbubnagar_district and http://www.quotehd.com/quotes/patricia-greenspan-quote-it-was-like-stepping-back-into-history-it-was-a