Warangal is in Telangana in Southern India. Historically known as Orugallu and also Ekashila Nagaram (City carved in single stone). Warangal is part of a tertiary city including Kazipet and Hanamkonda. The region once came under Kakatiya dynasty.
The nearest airport is in Hyderabad, approximately 130 km away. It falls on the New Delhi - Chennai trunk train route so many important trains like Grand Trunk express call on here. By road its connected to Hyderabad through NH202.
Possibly the best way to reach Warangal is by a train since there are ample number of trains that stop here throughout the day. Situated on the major railway line connecting the north and south of India it is possible to take a train from all the major cities of the country like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad.
Warangal is very well connected by bus to Hyderabad, the closest big city with a high frequency of various quality services.
Auto-rickshaws, which are three wheeled motor powered vehicles, with a carrying capacity of up to three. Autos ply on the main road between Warangal railway station and Kazipet railway station which is about 20 km away. There is no standardised metered tariff and one has to either share a single auto with others or negotiate a charge for single occupancy. One can drop down at Kazipet or Warangal railway stations, both are like twin cities. You also have Hanamkonda in between Warangal and Kazipet which are like Tricities. These 3 cities are well connected and together they are called Tri-City. In between the Warangal and Kazipet there is a major railway crossing which divides the trains towards Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad. You can take a two day trip to Warangal the places listed except Ramappa are within the 10-20 km circle. and one day you can spend for Ramappa which is about 70 km from the Warangal city. Roaming in an auto will be very cheap. You can also travel using city bus. The railway station in Kazipet is Junction.
You can take a one day tour of Warangal Fort, Thousand Pillar Temple, Bhadrakali Temple and Kakatiya Musical Garden, which are in the city.
- Bhadrakali Temple
- Eturnagaram Forest Wildlife Refuge
- Govindarajula Gutta
- Kakatiya Musical Garden
- Kakatiya Rock Garden
- National Institute of Technology
- Padmakshi Temple
- Palakurthy Someshwaraswamy Temple, Palakurthy, Via St. Ghanpur.
- Ramappa Temple and Lake
- Rayaparthy Shiva Temple built in 18th century
- Shiva temple, Kondaparthy.
- Siddeshwara Temple built in 3rd century
- Thousand Pillar Temple. Renovated in 2004.
- 1 Warangal Fort.
- For the religious, a trip to Yadagirigutta (a holy shrine of Lord Narasimha), Jeedkal (Shrine of lord Rama - who sat there while looking for Sita), Kolunupaka (a holy shrine of Jains - with a statute of Mahavir in jade) can be immensely satisfying. On the way back to Warangal one can also visit Pembrathi to see the brass craftsmen at work.
- 1 Bogatha Waterfall, Cheekupally stream, Koyaveerapuram G, Wazeedu Mandal, Jayashankar Bhupalpally district (120 km from Bhadrachalam, 140 km away from Warangal and 329 km from Hyderabad). the second largest waterfall in the Telangana region. Bogatha is colloquially called as "the Telangana Niagara" and "Telangana Niagara jalapatham". The newly constructed Eturnagaram bridge on NH 202 reduced the travelling distance to 329 km from 440 km.
The main hotels have some of the best restaurants in the city and serve both south Indian as well as north Indian food.
There are also many dhabas and bars & restaurants. The food quality is the best, and have the authentic 'Dhaba' taste.
The costliest hotels are Ratna and Ashoka where the room costs about 400 for SR without AC and 600-700 for Single AC.
- Ashoka Hotel (Hanamkonda), Warangal (near ashoka theater), ☎ .
- City Grand Hotel, S.V.P Road, Rangampet, ☎ . Offers well-furnished and comfortable air-conditioned rooms. ₹1450.
- Hima Residency, Near N.I.T (beside Sri Kalinga Restaurant), ☎ . Located near to National Institute Of Technology.
- [formerly dead link] Hotel Landmark Residency (Near Water Tank), Warangal-Kazipet Main Road, Nakkalagutta, Hanumakonda, ☎ , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. A 3 star hotel in Warangal, one of the few upscale hotels around, which in addition to the 3 in-house restaurants, also carries 2 banquet halls for official meetings and parties. Its features include king-size beds, flat screen TVs, elegant interiors, centralized AC's, exemplary service.
- Hotel Suprabha, Hanumakonda, ☎ .
- Punnami Hotel (AP Tourism Hotel), Kazipet, ☎ .
- Ratna Hotel, Pochamma Maidan, Warangal, 506002, ☎ .
- Bhuvanagiri Fort around 98 km from city of Warangal. Is a huge rock fort on very smooth rock. At the foot of the hill is Bhongir bus stop. It is a marvelous experience to climb the fort and needs great skill and balance at few places. Totally an awesome place for trekkers and rock climbers.