Karimnagar district is one of the most important district in Telangana. this district in northern Telangana, India. The city of Karimnagar is the district headquarters, and has a

population of about 3 lakh above. Karimnagar is a City and Municipal Corporation in the state of Telangana. The city is located on the banks of the Manair River, which is a tributary of the Godavari River.

The city is an Urban Agglomeration coming under category of Class I UAs/Towns and governed by Municipal Corporation of Karimnagar Urban Region. It is the administrative headquarters of Karimnagar District. Karimnagar is situated 165 kilometres (103 mi) north of Hyderabad, the state capital.

Karimnagar district occupies an area of 11,823 square kilometres (4,565 sq mi), comparatively equivalent to the Philippines’ Panay Island. It borders Adilabad District in the north, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh in the northeast, Warangal District in the south, Medak District in the southwest and Nizamabad District in the west.

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Karimnagar district
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History

The city was named after Syed Karimuddin, who is thought to be its founder. Kotilingala in Karimnagar is the first capital of Satavahana kingdom. Karimnagar was formerly known as ‘Sabbinadu’ and inscriptions of the Kakatiya king Prola II and Prataparudra found at Karimnagar and Srisailam suggest evidence of its rich history.

The history of the Karimnagar district starts from the Old Stone Age i.e. from 1,48,000 BC. It is evident from the tools, culture and other materials found at different places in Karimnagar. The excavations at Pedda Bonkur, Dhollikatte and Kotilingalu are evidences for history. From these evidences it is concluded that Karimnagar is ruled by Shathavahanas. After Shathavahanas Mourya Kings, Asafzalu Kings ruled over Karimnagar. The buildings, constructions made by these kings are today remarkable evidences of the history.

There are 4 Muncipalities in the District.

There are 4 Nagarpanchayathies in the District.

The District is conveniently formed into 7 divisions

  • Karimnagar
  • Jagtial
  • Siricilla
  • Peddapalli
  • Manthani
  • Husnabad
  • Huzurabad

Mandals

There are 57 Mandal’s in Adilabad district.

Tourist attractions in Karimnagar

Vemulawada: Vemulawada (or Vemulavada) is a town 35 km from Karimnagar, in the Telangana state, India. It is known for the Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple complex, a site of pilgrimage for Hindu worshippers, particularly devotees of Shiva.

Dharmapuri :Dharmapuri attained religious importance for the shrine dedicated to Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Particular sites include Siva with Dakshinamurthy, Vinayaka and Sapitha Mathrukas carved on a single slab of stone; and Mahishasuramardhani, the sixty pillared temple, Mahalakshmi temple, Akkapalle Rajanna, and over five hundred year old sri Sita Rama Swami temple.

Kondagattu : Kondagattu is a temple about 35 km from the district headquarters, dedicated to Lord Anjaneya Swamy. According to folklore, the temple was constructed by a cowherd in the 18th century. The present day temple was built in the 19th century by Krishna Rao Deshmukh. It is believed that if a woman offers puja for 40 days at this temple then she will be blessed with a child. It is about 30 km from Vemulavada. There is a Ghatroad from hilltop to base station.

Kaleshwaram : Kaleshwaram is the site of the famous Shiva temple called “Kaleswara muktheswara swamy”. Significance of the Mukteshwara Swamy Temple is the unique presence of two Shiva Lingas found on a single pedestal—one is Lord Shiva and the other Lord Yama—collectively known as Kaleswara Mukteswara Swamy. This place is also called Dakshina Triveni Sangamam. Kaleshwaram village is in Mahadevpur mandal of Karimnagar district, 125 kilometres from the town of Karimnagar and 60 kilometres from Manthani. Kaleshwaram is located exactly at the merging point of the Godavari River and its tributary, the River Pranahita.

Ujwala Park: Ujwala Park was inaugurated in the year 2001, and is a much-visited site by tourists in the city, favored for its atmosphere.

Lower Manair Reservoir: The Lower Manair Reservoir was built between 1974 and 1985. The water in this reservoir surges during monsoon season.

Rajeev Deer Park: Rajeev Deer Park is covers 30 acres near the Lower Manair Dam on the outskirts of Karimnagar city.