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Formed in June 2014 Telangana is the newest addition to Indian states. Sharing capital Hyderabad with Andhra Pradesh, Telangana reserves many ancient dynasties such as the Maurya Empire, Satavahana dynasty, Chalukya and Kakatiya Dynasty, historic forts like Golconda Fort which produced many famous diamonds, the Thousand Pillars temple, in the Warangal district, the Kuntala waterfall is the highest waterfall of the state. Going further the famous Charminar, Qutb Tomb and Falaknuma Palace are the must-visit places in Telangana.

15 Best Places to Visit in Telangana:

  • Charminar
  • Golconda Fort
  • Ramoji Film City
  • Salar Jung Museum
  • Birla Mandir, Hyderabad
  • Ananthagiri Hills
  • Konda Pochamma Reservoir
  • Makkah Masjid
  • Hussain Sagar Lake
  • Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad
  • Ramappa Temple
  • Kakatiya Kala Thoranam, Warangal
  • Thousand Pillar Temple, Hanamkonda
  • Kuntala Waterfall, Adilabad
  • Pakhal Lake

The great 'four pillars' of elegance in Telangana undoubtedly hold the position of the most popular spot here. Situated near the Musi river, its grand and eye-catching architecture leaves people wonderstruck for hours. It is built in the Indo-Islamic style and is located in the Old City of Hyderabad. Declared as ‘The World Heritage’ site by UNESCO, every year, thousands of visitors come to have a glance at these beautiful minarets.



Golconda Fort is among the most fulfilling forts that you’ll ever come across. It has huge gateways, massive halls, beautiful temples, amazing mosques, and great stables inside it, an ancient fort built in the 13th century by the Kakatiya dynasty. It is said that it has more than 700 steps to climb and they become totally worthy once you reach the fort. Tourists from all across the nation as well as the world visit this site often.


Ramoji Film City is an amazing film studio and the true glamour of the state of Telangana. The reason it is heavily popular is that it's the largest integrated film city in the whole world and has been certified for the same by the Guinness World Records. There are many fun spots inside to visit and explore like film sets, theme parks, amusement rides, and more. And if you are a Bahubali fan then you must visit this place surely as it has a lot of instruments and statues used in the film.


Salar Jung Museum is an art museum present in Hyderabad of Telangana. All of us love to have artistic ventures and explore artistic places and this place has a whole bunch of private collections of the Salar Jung family and it is a massively grand museum. The collection here consists of paintings, carpets, clocks, furniture, sculptures, and more artworks from all around the world. Witness the artworks brought from Persia, Japan, America, Nepal, Egypt, India,...

Birla Mandir is a wonderful temple of Hyderabad which has a great mixture of Rajasthani, Dravidian, and Utkala styles of architecture. It took almost 10 years to build this grand temple with the pure white marble of a total of 2000 tons. The temple has shrines of various Hindu gods like Lord Venkateswara, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman, Lord Brahma, Devi Saraswati, Devi Lakshmi, Devi Shakti, and more. The temple was opened in 1976 and since then remains open for all.


Ananthagiri Hills is the loveliest hill station you will ever come across. All adventurous people go trekking here and have a stay at the resorts nearby to explore its depth. The hills offer a splendid view of valleys, coffee plantations, rivers, and mountains all around it. There are also the wonderful Borra hills and caves in the Araku valley of the Ananthagiri hills which are completely fascinating to explore. The best time to visit the hills will be around the month of July to October.

Konda Pochamma Reservoir is an excellent place for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. With a gorgeous view of the water body, it becomes a perfect spot to spend an evening due to the great combination of pleasant weather and mesmerizing sounds of the waves. It is located in the Siddipet district of Telangana and is considered an ideal tourist as well as a picnic destination. The place is heavily picturesque and hence, you can click great ph...

Makkah Masjid of Telangana is one of the earliest and the largest mosques in India. Located in the Old City of Hyderabad, the mosque is popular among tourists for its elegance, grand architecture, and breathtaking carvings. Its creation began under the rule of the sultan ‘Muhammad Qutb Shah’ and since then it has never failed to mesmerize people through its view. Visit this mosque to have a great and divine experience.


Hussain Sagar lake is undoubtedly one of the best lakes in the whole state of Telangana. The most unique and beautiful thing about this lake is its design which is of heart shape. Its length is 3.2 kilometers, width is 2.8 kilometers and depth is 32 feet. There is also a huge monolith of Gautam Buddha present here. The best time of the day to visit this lake will be at night as it looks breathtaking with the great lighting around.


Chowmahalla Palace is so beautiful, that once you visit it you will come here often. Every year thousands of tourists visit this palace to have a glance at its elegant and royal look. Located in Hyderabad, Telangana, it was originally built for the use of the Nizams of Hyderabad. The major spots to visit inside the palace are the Khilwat Mubarak which is also known as the heart of the palace, the clock tower, the council hall, and the Roshan Bangla.

The Ramappa temple which is also called the Ramalingeswara temple is situated in the Mulugu district of the state of Telangana. The deity that is worshipped here is Lord Shiva that is Lord Ramalingeswara. The temple consists of great carvings and wonderful sculptures, from the pillars to the monuments, everything is beautifully created and carved here. If you are in Telangana, definitely visit this place to witness great artwork and have a divine experien...

Kakatiya Kala Thoranam in Warangal is so perfect geometrically that it looks unreal. It is a historical arch, also called a stone sculpture with a picturesque look. Beautifully made up of four connected pillars having a greyish look and there are two beautiful birds carved on the top of both sides of the arch. The sculpture was originally made as to the entrance of the Warangal fort with a total of four gates. Till today, the gates standstill amazingly.

The great Thousand Pillar temple is a major attraction in the Hanamkonda city as well as in the whole state of Telangana. Built in the Chalukya style, there are three deities that are worshipped here - Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Surya. The temple is one of the best artworks of the Kakatiyas, and the beautiful carvings done all over the temple are just fantastic. Thousands of tourists, as well as devotees, visit the place just to take a glance at th...

The highest waterfall in the state, Kuntala Waterfall is absolutely wonderful to watch. Situated on the Kadam river in the Adilabad district, its total height is 50 meters. What makes this waterfall an even more fun place to visit is the surrounding which is encircled by lush green plants and trees. The fantastic weather with a calm breeze makes visitors stay at the spot for hours.


Located in the Warangal district of Telangana, Pakhal Lake is known for its crystal clear water and its charm. It is surrounded by abundant beauty including great species of flora and fauna and the lake is a part of the beautiful Pakhal wildlife sanctuary. Hence, it becomes even more fun to visit the lake as tourists get to explore the sanctuary as well.


# Best Places to Visit in Telangana


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Golconda Fort

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Ramoji Film City

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Salar Jung Museum

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Birla Mandir

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Ananthagiri Hills

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Konda Pochamma Reservoir

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Makkah Masjid

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Hussain Sagar Lake

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Chowmahalla Palace

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Ramappa Temple

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Kakatiya Kala Thoranam

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Thousand Pillar Temple

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Kuntala Waterfall

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Pakhal Lake

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