Explore The City of Pearls

Visit the monuments and shrines of bygone era of the mighty dynasties

Telangana is the newly developed state that came into existence. Telangana which was a part of Andhra Pradesh now enjoys a separate identity of its own. This is the 29th state of India. You have Hyderabad, Warangal, Nagarjunasagar, Bhadrachalam, Adilabad and few other locales that come under the newly developed state Telangana.

The newly developed state has a rich history, cultural tradition and a royal heritage attributed to the same. Therefore, the tourism department is all set to explore the tourist vistas at the penultimate high. The world-famous Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace and the Golkanda Fort are some of the towering monuments that share an astounding historic significance indeed. Come on; let’s delve into some of the most intricate aspects the state offers to you in a nutshell.

Best time to visit the place

The state of Telangana experiences the same weather as that of Andhra Pradesh. However, let us take a sneak-peak at the temperature belt, the state experiences across seasons. Helping you get started:

During Summers- Months- March- October; Temperature belt: 45-47 degree Celsius.

During summers, the state of Telangana faces horrid heatwaves indeed. The mid-afternoon temperatures can soar up to 45 to 47 degrees Celsius. The humidity levels are also at an all-time high. Hence, this is not an ideal time for tourists to visit the place as such.

During Monsoons- Months- June- October; Temperature belt: 25-37 degree Celsius.

During the monsoon weather, the state of Telangana experiences heavy downpours indeed. Local inmates rejoice rains as it brings a respite relief to people post the sweltering summers. Tourists can book a holiday to Telangana to experience the lush greenery and moist weather at this time of the year. Post every spell of torrential showers, the weather can turn a little humid indeed. Late evenings are however pleasant for you to take up evening strolls. Or have a cup of chai at the café centers or tea serving hubs indeed.

During Winters- Months- November- February; Temperature belt: 13-25 degree Celsius.

Winters can be cool and pleasant indeed. The minimum temperatures dip to as low as 10 degrees Celsius. While during the afternoons, the mercury level barely touches 25 degrees Celsius. Hence, this is the best time of the year for tourists to venture into the state of Telangana indeed. You can view architectural monuments, temples, palace forts and do shopping at your heart’s content. Looking at the weather chart, you can deduce that the winter months starting November ending February is the best time of the year to visit the state of Telangana.

Best places to visit

You have some of the best tourist hubs, the state offers to tourists or vacationers who would love to foray into Telangana. Here they are, for you to glimpse into

Hyderabad

Hyderabad is the capital of Telangana state. You have the bustling city that has an architectural charm of its own. The Nawabs and Mughals were ruling Hyderabad up until the time the Britishers invaded the whole of India. Hence, you find that the place is dominated by the Mughal or Nawabi culture, as a matter of fact. On one hand, the city experiences the nostalgia of the old-world charm while on the other, the city has modern infrastructure, IT hubs, swanky buildings, and other elements a cosmopolitan city would ideally have. Hence you can experience both of the worlds while you are here in Hyderabad.

Charminar is one of the most iconic landmarks here in Hyderabad. The literal meaning of ‘Charminar’ translates to the ‘Four Minarets’ indeed. The grand edifice was built using limestone and granite with four minarets on all four sides of the building. Each minaret faces a different street indeed.

The Charminar is lit up with bright lights during the evening hours. Apart from Charminar, you have Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills. You have swanky buildings and sky-scraper towers in these two areas of Hyderabad. Hyderabad and Secunderabad are twin cities that have been merged into one now. You find shops, hi-tech malls, and tasty biriyanis making the city a must-visit hub while you enter Telangana. Golkonda fort, Hussain Sagar Lake, Chowmahalla Palace, and Charminar are the best tourist attractions you find in the bustling city of Hyderabad.

Papikondalu

The Papikondalu mountain range is a mesmerizing one to visit indeed. This is a mountain range that runs its course across the mighty Godavari River. In fact, the mountains run via the western ridge of the River. The Papikondalu mountain ranges prove a treat for your visual senses. As the tourists get closer and closer to the hill-ranges, the width of the mighty Godavari gets narrower. You get a breath-taking view of the Papi hills with the Godavari River running through its middle. The scenic view of the place can be mind-blowing indeed.

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

The site is a panoramic man-made marvel for tourists or vacationers to drool over. You have the beautiful dam built across lush green surroundings indeed. The Nagarjuna Sagar Dam strategically finds its place across the Nalgonda district of Telangana. This is the world’s tallest dam that was built across River Krishna. Tourists can organize a picnic or excursion by planning a wonderful visit to the place.

Warangal

Do you want to travel to the yesteryear era wherein the kings and queens had lived? Then Warangal is the city in Telangana, you must head out to. This is in fact the 5th largest city in the state of Telangana. You have beautiful sites that were carved out of single-rock excavations. These were beautiful sites in which the kings and queens of the yesteryear era had lived. The pretty Parkhal Lake and wildlife sanctuaries surrounding the city of Warangal are also worth visiting while you are here at the city. Specific touring touchpoints surrounding Warangal City include the Thousand Pillar Temple, The Parkhill Lake, Ramappa Temple, Bhadhrakali Amman Temple, and the Warangal Fort.

Bhadrachalam

Bhadrachalam is a beautiful pilgrim town that is situated in the state of Telangana. The place has been mentioned in the great Indian epic ‘Ramayana’. You have a glorious palace that is surrounded by tall trees and mystical surroundings. You have a vibrant river too surrounding this wonderful terrain. The Sita Ramachandra Swamy Temple, the Abhaya Anjaneya Temple, and the mighty Godavari River are the major tourist attractions in and around the vicinity. The Papikondalu Hills is also a nature hub worth giving a visit to.

Nalgonda

Nalgonda is a city in Telangana that derives its significance via a rich deep-rooted historical background indeed. You also have a vibrant cultural heritage surrounding the aura, the place offers its residents and tourists. Nalgonda translates to ‘The Black Hills’. You can have a panoramic view of the place once you reach here. Nandikonda, Mattapalli temple, Satyanarayana Temple, Yadagiri Gutta, and Bhuvanagiri Fort are places of tourist attraction in and around Nalgonda.

Nizamabad

Nizamabad is typically located in the North-Western region of Telangana. This is in fact the third largest city across the State. Nizamabad translates as the ‘the City of the Nizams’. The Muslim rulers were mostly occupying most parts of the city. You have a deep-rooted historical significance and a cultural tradition attributed to the place.

You also find palatial Lakes and Rivers wherever your eyes glimpse into. The place has tropical weather coupled with moderate rains. You don’t find much humidity around which makes the overall weather pleasant for you to stay in. Specific tourist touchpoints surrounding the city of Nizamabad include Pochalam Wildlife Sanctuary, Mallaram Forest, Nizamsagar Lake, Alisagar Lake, and Neelakanteshwara Temple.

Secunderabad

Secunderabad is fondly known as the Twin city of Hyderabad. Strategically speaking, this massive city is located across the Northern end of the Deccan Plateau indeed. While Hyderabad managed to retain its Nizam influence in its culture and heritage, Secunderabad retains an English touch to it, per se. You may wonder how! The place was retained as a cantonment of the British Empire from 1806 until 1947. This is why, the city has a colonial touch added to its culture, traditions, and customs indeed. This is a cosmopolitan city that has numerous locales as tourist attractions. These include Secunderabad Clock tower, Shamir pet Lake, Peddamma Temple, All Saints Church, etc.

Other popular hubs of tourist attraction

You have numerous other wildlife parks, lakes, and waterfalls surrounding the lovely state of Telangana. Some of these include Gayathri Waterfalls, Bogatha Falls, Kanaka waterfalls, Laknavaram Lake, Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary, Chilkur Balaji Temple, and a lot more.

These are some of the most popular and best places to visit across the state of Telangana.

Best food and shopping

The food has an authentic Nawabi tinge added to the way most of the specialty cuisines are prepared here. The food here is tangy, spicy, and flavorful indeed. Coconut oil is the main staple with which dishes and authentic recipes are dolled out here. Murukkus, pappadams, onion pakoras, vadas, and idlis are the South Indian delicacies that are prepared by the Telugu households here. Hyderabadi biriyanis, Gonkura mutton, sea-food platter, kebabs, and Mughlai Shwarma are dishes that have Nawabi, Persian and Arabian influences added to them. Gajar ki halwa, sheer korma, khubani ka meetha, Seviyan ka zarda, and rice-kheer are the desserts that are served to you among the royal households here at Hyderabad.

Pearl necklaces, pearl bangles, and pearl ear drops are world-famous souvenirs you can pick at local stores and bazaars spread near the Charminar or cantonment area. You can also look for world-class apparel at stores spread over in Secunderabad. You can shop for motifs, Pochampally saris, Ikat saris, wooden and terracotta artifacts, and stylish stoles spread across shops and handloom hubs here at Telangana. Hi-tech city malls and plazas in Hyderabad and Secunderabad sell international brands on apparel, clothing, and footwear.

Best things to do

You can shop for pearl bangles and necklaces at a local store in Charminar. You can view enigmatic sunrises and sunsets from Papikondalu hill-ranges. You can view the Gayathri water falls at full bloom during the monsoons. You can order an authentic Hyderabadi biryani on your way back home. Likewise, you have numerous vacationing activities to do, while you are here at Telangana.

Home to some of the best architectural marvels of the country, Telangana provides visitors with the best tourism experience. Plan your travel itinerary and make your bookings well in advance to visit an ever-vibrant state.

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