Telangana

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Telangana is a state located in Southern India. It is bordered by the states of Maharashtra to the north and north-west, Karnataka to the west, Chhattisgarh to the north-east, and Andhra Pradesh to the south and east. On 2 June 2014, Telangana became the 29th state of India, consisting of the ten north-western districts of Andhra Pradesh with Hyderabad as its capital

Cities[edit]

Location of Telangana within India

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Understand[edit]

Talk[edit]

Telugu is the official language and is spoken by the majority of the populace. However, most educated people will also be able to speak Hindi and English.

Like most South Indians, Telugu people are very protective of their language and culture, and will respond more readily to English than to Hindi. The exception is Hyderabad, where Hindi and Deccani Urdu are more commonly spoken.

English is widely spoken in Hyderabad and other major cities. Apart from Telugu, the major languages spoken in Hyderabad are Hindi and Urdu, Tamil in the south and Kannada in the west. Minimum knowledge of Telugu will be extremely useful (but not essential).

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The only international airport in Telangana, known as Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, is in Hyderabad. Direct connections to Hyderabad are available from many countries. International carriers operating from Hyderabad are Air India, Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Srilankan Airlines and Thai Airways. Domestic connections are excellent with Air India (and their subsidiary Indian Airline), Deccan, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, JetLite and SpiceJet operating from here.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Vemulavada Karimnaga
  • Basara Nizamaba
  • Dharmapuri Karimnagar
  • Kaleshwaram karimnagar
  • Kondagattu Karimnagar
  • Gudem Karimnagar
  • Yadagirigutta Nalgonda
  • Bhadhrachalem Khammam
  • Bhadrakali Temple Warangal

Do[edit]

Eat[edit]

Don't forget to taste Hyderabadi Biryani when you go to Hyderabad. It is spicy but worth the taste. Eat at renowed biryani restaurants like Paradise, Bawarchi, Cafe Bahar, etc.

Drink[edit]

  • Kallu

A traditional alcoholic drink available in most parts of Telangana is kallu (English: toddy). This drink is extracted from two types of palm tree known as "Eetha chettu" and "Thaati chettu". It tastes very good,a mix of sweet and sour. Kallu extracted from "Eetha Chettu" is called as "Eatha Kallu", which is very good to health when consumed fresh on an empty stomach. This is considered good for persons suffering from kidney stones and is also used for victims of chicken pox (and formerly, smallpox) and is known for cooling the body. Kallu extracted from "Thaati Chettu" is called "Thaati Kallu".

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