Originally known as Orugallu which means ‘one stone’, Warangal was ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty. It is believed that the entire town was carved out on a single rock. The Kakatiyas built many monuments in the state which include iconic fortresses, gateways and temples.

Among the most famous monuments of Telangana, the Thousand Pillar Temple in Hanamkonda, was built by the Kakatiya King Rudra Deva in 1163 AD in Chalukyan style of temple architecture. The city of Warangal was also described in detail by Marco Polo during his visit to the country. The city of Warangal is well connected by road as well as rail.

The city is a cluster of three towns and is popular for many attractions. While visiting Warangal, one should definitely stop by the beautiful Khush Mahal located near the Warangal Fort.

The symbol of a glorious past, it is a masterpiece built by Shitabh Khan.

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Also known as the highlight of the region, the Warangal Fort was built during the reign of Kakatiyas in the 13th Century.

The temple is a combination of geometrical intricacies and splendid arches, and consists of 45 towers and pillars in total.

An interesting fact about the fort is that the ‘Ekasshila’, a beautifully carved gateway in the fort is now the official symbol of Telangana.

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