Warangal is the second largest city of Telangana state and one of the 12 Heritage City of HRIDAY Scheme. The city was capital of the Kakatiya dynasty and known for Kakatiya monuments, fortresses, stone gateways and temples.
Warangal Fort is a ruin fortification with many inscriptions on pillars, on the wall of the main temple and on stone. The fort was the capital of the Kakatiya dynasty which was conquered by the Delhi Sultanate.
Kakatiya Kala Thoranam or Warangal Gate is one of the four ornamental gateways of Warangal Fort. The historical arches of the Warangal Fort are the symbol of Kakatiya Dynasty and Emblem of Telangana state.
Thousand Pillar Temple or Rudreshwara Swamy Temple at Hanamakonda of Warangal is the great legacy of Kakatiya kings. The temple is a very popular pilgrimage center and known for carved pillars and a huge monolith Nandi statue.
Bhadrakali Temple is one of the oldest temple of Goddess Bhadrakali in India, situated on a hilltop between Hanamkonda and Warangal. Bhadrakali Temple of Warangal is a must visit tourist attraction along with near by Bhadrakali Lake.
Padmakshi Temple also known as Padmakshi Gutta temple is located on a hilltop at Hanamakonda,Warangal. This is the oldest temple in Hanamkonda town and one of the oldest in Warangal along with Bhadrakali Temple.
Siddeshwara Temple in Hanamkonda is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is an ancient temple in the Tri-Cities of Warangal.
Ramappa Temple of Warangal also known as Ramalingeswara temple is located in Palampet, 77 km from Warangal. Ramalingeswara Temple is known as marvelous example of Kakatiyan dynasty with beautiful art, carvings on the wall and near by Ramappa Lake.
Laknavaram Lake is located about 80km from Warangal in Govindaraopet mandal. The lake was built by Kakatiya kings and famous for long hanging bridge,wooden air conditioned cottage and thick deciduous forest.
Kakatiya Musical Garden is a must see attractions in Warangal, situated close to the Planetarium and Corporation. Kakatiya Rock Garden in Warangal is one of the most visited tourist locations in Warangal.
Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary is located around a man made lake, Pakhal Lake in Warangal. The lake and sanctuary is home to a variety of fauna and mammals likes hyenas, wolves,nilgai, porcupine, water birds and reptiles.