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Places Near Warangal

There are numerous places near Warangal that one can visit on a day trip. Some of the prominent ones include the popular Ghanpur Village, Ramappa Temple, Lake Cheruvu and Kolanupaka among others.

Situated at a distance of 31 kms from Warangal, Ghanpur Village is amongst the most visited village. The village is popular for a group of 22 small shrines built during the Kakatiya period.

Take a trip to Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary that is situated at a distance of about 50 kms from Warangal and is spread over an area of 860-sq-km around Pakhal Lake. The captivating scenic beauty of this place makes it a must-visit place around Warangal.

Ramappa Temple in Palampet Village is another must-visit place that is located at a distance of 60 kms from Warangal. The uniqueness of this temple lies in the fact that it is the only temple that has been named after its sculptor Ramappa.

Take a trip to Laknavaram Cheruvu or Lake Cheruvu, which is situated at a distance of 60 kms from Warangal and is an hour and a half’s drive away from here. It is a lake with a chain of islands spread across an area of 10,000 acres. The 13 islands are verdant with flora of various kinds; three of them are even linked by hanging bridges.

Kolanupaka – a historical small village located at a distance of 80 kms from Warangal is another interesting place that you may visit on a day trip. Renowned as an important pilgrimage centre for Shaivite and Jain followers – Kolanupaka was the ancillary capital of the Kalyani Chalukyas during the 11th century. Some of the prominent attractions of this place include Mahavir Jain Temple, Sri Veeranarayana Temple and Someswara Temple.

The State Archaeological Department of Kolanupaka has also set up a museum in the Someswara Temple complex where one can see various artefacts including a legendary bell that bears an inscription referring to the gift of bells to God Someswara of Kolanupaka.

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