Warangal, the land of "Beauty and Greenery"

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19th Dec 2015
Photo of by Arshad Irfan

This was a two day trip to Warangal and all its surrounding attractions.

Total Distance: 750KM (total trip)

Total Expenditure:

Rs.3000: fuel

Rs.2000: for food

Rs.300: entry tickets (for four persons in various places)

Rs.1000: Miscellaneous

Day 1

We started to Warangal on 19th of December, 2015 at 2AM in the morning (a team of four). It is around 150KM via Aler and we reached the city by around 8AM in the morning with proper halts and early morning selfies ;-) We directly went to a place called "Bheemuni Paadam Waterfalls" which is about 50KM from Warangal. That place is completely surrounded by forest and small villages. It is said that the water falls from a small rock all the year round even in the summer. When we reached there there was a slight stream of water flow, and when we got into the water, it was chilled like hell (The feeling of Leonardo DiCaprio, when he was in the Pacific Ocean after Titanic sank into the North Atlantic Ocean).

Bheemuni Paadam

Photo of Bheemuni Paadam Waterfalls, Gudur, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan

Road towards Bheemuni Paadam from a nearby village

Photo of Bheemuni Paadam Waterfalls, Gudur, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan

Bheemuni Paadam

Photo of Bheemuni Paadam Waterfalls, Gudur, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan

From there, we headed back to Warangal city, and visited the "Warangal Fort". All the heritage of Kakatiya Dynasty is being reserved there with great concern. The place was full of sculptures and carvings of the Warangal Fort.

Warangal Fort

Photo of Warangal Fort, Mathwada, Warangal, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan

Warangal Fort

Photo of Warangal Fort, Mathwada, Warangal, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan
Photo of Warangal Fort, Mathwada, Warangal, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan
Photo of Warangal Fort, Mathwada, Warangal, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan
Photo of Warangal Fort, Mathwada, Warangal, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan
Photo of Warangal Fort, Mathwada, Warangal, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan
Photo of Warangal Fort, Mathwada, Warangal, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan
Photo of Warangal Fort, Mathwada, Warangal, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan

A park behind Fort, named "Ekashila Childern Garden" which has a play area for children and also a small lake. But, to a corner, there is a hill/huge rock with a small temple on top. The hilltop scenerary is good which gives a view of all the greenary around that place.

Hilltop view of Ekashila Children Garden

Photo of Ekashila Waterfall & Children Garden, Mathwada, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan

Hilltop view of Ekashila Children Garden

Photo of Ekashila Waterfall & Children Garden, Mathwada, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan

Hilltop view of Ekashila Children Garden

Photo of Ekashila Waterfall & Children Garden, Mathwada, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan

Hilltop view of Ekashila Children Garden

Photo of Ekashila Waterfall & Children Garden, Mathwada, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan

Hilltop view of Ekashila Children Garden

Photo of Ekashila Waterfall & Children Garden, Mathwada, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan

Hilltop view of Ekashila Children Garden

Photo of Ekashila Waterfall & Children Garden, Mathwada, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan

From there, we moved on to the most famous "Thousand Pillar Temple" around 4PM. It was so cool and calm in and around the temple. We spent some time in the temple before visiting the next place

Thousand Pillar Temple

Photo of Thousand Pillar Temple, Sai Nagar, Hanamkonda, Telangana 506001, India by Arshad Irfan

Thousand Pillar Temple

Photo of Thousand Pillar Temple, Sai Nagar, Hanamkonda, Telangana 506001, India by Arshad Irfan

Nandi at Thousand Pillar Temple

Photo of Thousand Pillar Temple, Sai Nagar, Hanamkonda, Telangana 506001, India by Arshad Irfan

Thousand Pillar Temple

Photo of Thousand Pillar Temple, Sai Nagar, Hanamkonda, Telangana 506001, India by Arshad Irfan

From the Tgousand Pillar Temple, we went to "Bhadrakali Temple". It was quite a big temple with a very clean lake in its backyard. The view was awesome by the time we reached there. Sun was about to set, and its rays were being reflected in the lake.

Back view of Bhadrakali Temple

Photo of Sree Bhadrakali Devasthanam, Bhadrakali Temple Road, Near Lal Bahadur College, Tadkamalla Village, Warangal, Telangana 506007, India by Arshad Irfan

Bhadrakali Temple

Photo of Sree Bhadrakali Devasthanam, Bhadrakali Temple Road, Near Lal Bahadur College, Tadkamalla Village, Warangal, Telangana 506007, India by Arshad Irfan

Bhadrakali Temple Lake

Photo of Sree Bhadrakali Devasthanam, Bhadrakali Temple Road, Near Lal Bahadur College, Tadkamalla Village, Warangal, Telangana 506007, India by Arshad Irfan

Sunset view from Bhadrakali Temple Lake

Photo of Sree Bhadrakali Devasthanam, Bhadrakali Temple Road, Near Lal Bahadur College, Tadkamalla Village, Warangal, Telangana 506007, India by Arshad Irfan

Bhadrakali Temple Lake

Photo of Sree Bhadrakali Devasthanam, Bhadrakali Temple Road, Near Lal Bahadur College, Tadkamalla Village, Warangal, Telangana 506007, India by Arshad Irfan

After we are done with the Day-1 plan, we headed towards Eturunagaram Wildlife Sanctuary which is about 110KM from Warangal city via Mulugu and Pasara villages on NH163. The road is now newly laid. And I recommend you to reach the Sanctuary before 5PM in the evening, because the raw materials from the forest would be transporting in and out of the sanctuary in the evening hours, and it will be completely occupied by hundreds of lorries. We had to suffer a lot to get into the place for about 40KM with a slow traffic of 20-30KMPH speed, we almost crossed about 100-120 lorries coming out of the forest carrying raw materials. We reached the village at 9PM, booked a room there, had dinner and went to bed.

Road towards Eturunagaram Wildlife Sanctuary from Warangal city

Photo of Eturnagaram, Eturnagaram, Telangana 506165, India by Arshad Irfan
Day 2

Woke up early in the morning, started again back into the dense forest by 6AM. It was slightly drizzling with around 12 degrees temperature. It was quite energetic to wander the forest in such a climate and temperature.

There were a lot of small villages and tribes living deep inside the forest.

One of the roads into the forest

Photo of Eturnagaram, Eturnagaram, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan

Not so good roads inside the forest

Photo of Eturnagaram, Eturnagaram, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan

Dust settled on to the nearby trees and bushes

Photo of Eturnagaram, Eturnagaram, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan

Forest

Photo of Eturnagaram, Eturnagaram, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan

Tribal village in the Forest

Photo of Eturnagaram, Eturnagaram, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan

Tribal village in the Forest

Photo of Eturnagaram, Eturnagaram, Telangana, India by Arshad Irfan

We started back to the Warangal city at 11AM with regular halts and pictures on the way. The road was almost empty with not much vehicles. Most of the road was straight with tress all along the road on both the sides.

Road from Forest towards Warangal

Photo of Warangal, the land of "Beauty and Greenery" by Arshad Irfan

Way to Forest from Warangal

Photo of Warangal, the land of "Beauty and Greenery" by Arshad Irfan

On the way to Warangal from Forest, we visited "Laknavaram Lake" a beautiful place that should not to be missed at all. You would wonder such a place to exist without being a trace. Since it was Sunday, there was a huge tourist rush at that place. That place is meant for outings, fishing, boating, steamers, swimming and what not. All the stress of two days journey was gone just within a blink.

The most exciting thing is the bridge between the land and a small island in between the lake. The complete lake is surrounded by hills on all its sides without giving a trace of its existence to the outside world. It is said by the local people that there are almost 17 small islands in the lake(which I have not seen).

Laknavaram Lake Bridge

Photo of Laknavaram Cheruvu, Laknavaram Cheruvu, Telangana by Arshad Irfan

The Lake, Bridge and the tourist rush

Photo of Laknavaram Cheruvu, Laknavaram Cheruvu, Telangana by Arshad Irfan
Photo of Laknavaram Cheruvu, Laknavaram Cheruvu, Telangana by Arshad Irfan

Laaknavaram Lake

Photo of Laknavaram Cheruvu, Laknavaram Cheruvu, Telangana by Arshad Irfan

Laknavaram Lake

Photo of Laknavaram Cheruvu, Laknavaram Cheruvu, Telangana by Arshad Irfan

Laknavaram Lake

Photo of Laknavaram Cheruvu, Laknavaram Cheruvu, Telangana by Arshad Irfan

In the small island in the lake

Photo of Laknavaram Cheruvu, Laknavaram Cheruvu, Telangana by Arshad Irfan

Snakes inside the lake

Photo of Laknavaram Cheruvu, Laknavaram Cheruvu, Telangana by Arshad Irfan

Laknavaram Lake

Photo of Laknavaram Cheruvu, Laknavaram Cheruvu, Telangana by Arshad Irfan

The vast Laknavaram Lake

Photo of Laknavaram Cheruvu, Laknavaram Cheruvu, Telangana by Arshad Irfan

Laknavaram Lake

Photo of Laknavaram Cheruvu, Laknavaram Cheruvu, Telangana by Arshad Irfan

My fellow travellers

Photo of Laknavaram Cheruvu, Laknavaram Cheruvu, Telangana by Arshad Irfan

Laknavaram Lake

Photo of Laknavaram Cheruvu, Laknavaram Cheruvu, Telangana by Arshad Irfan

Laknavaram Lake

Photo of Laknavaram Cheruvu, Laknavaram Cheruvu, Telangana by Arshad Irfan

Cottages by Telangana Tourism on the banks of Laknavaram Lake

Photo of Laknavaram Cheruvu, Laknavaram Cheruvu, Telangana by Arshad Irfan

The sign board

Photo of Laknavaram Cheruvu, Laknavaram Cheruvu, Telangana by Arshad Irfan

Laknavaram Lake in between the hills

Photo of Laknavaram Cheruvu, Laknavaram Cheruvu, Telangana by Arshad Irfan

From there, at around 3PM we started to "Ramappa Temple". The temple has very good carvings and sculptures on its walls and pillars. There was a garden like place around the temple with lots of monkies.

Ramappa Temple

Photo of Ramappa Temple, Palampet, Telangana 506345, India by Arshad Irfan

Ramappa Temple

Photo of Ramappa Temple, Palampet, Telangana 506345, India by Arshad Irfan

Ramappa Temple

Photo of Ramappa Temple, Palampet, Telangana 506345, India by Arshad Irfan

Ramappa Temple

Photo of Ramappa Temple, Palampet, Telangana 506345, India by Arshad Irfan

Around 6PM, we started back to Hyderabad and reached the city by 12 midnight.

The trip was totally worth it. We visited the place in December. And I suggest that August to December will be the preferred time to visit these places in Warangal. Late Monsoon or immediately after monsoon would give better experiences.

And I apologize for the late review of this trip.