Karimnagar is a district of Telangana. It is just 3 hour’s journey away from Hyderabad. Karimnagar is popular for rice production, also well known for its agricultural advancements. The Manair Dam is the primary source of water which fulfills agriculture as an occupation and also feeds the population for its basic needs. There is a good development in Karimnagar since the ancient period and has well-connected trains and roads from Hyderabad for tourists to visit. A summary of the places to visit in Karimnagar is in the article that follows.
Top 4 Tourist Places in Karimnagar
Mentioned below are the top 4 tourist places in Karimnagar:
#1 Kondagattu Anjaneya Swami Temple
This temple is present around 37 km away from Karimnagar and is a famous temple of Telangana. This temple is mostly worshipped by the devotees of Lord Hanuman. The temple is in between the mountain, valleys, and water springs. The walls of the temple are with sculptures of God and Goddesses. Along with the statue of Anjaneya Swami, there is an idol of Lord Venkateshwara, Goddess Alwaar, and Shri Laxmi. To witness the live statue of Anjaneya, stairs for the feasibility of the devotees are also present so as to view from close quarters.
The myth behind this temple states that around 300 years ago a farmer named Singam Sanjeevudu lost his buffalo and came searching at this hillock in search. Tired farmer after searching slept there losing hope of getting his buffalo back. In his dreams came lord Anjaneya tracking the location of the lost animal. The farmer when woke up saw the illuminated lights of God and hereby built a small temple of the same. It is also a strong belief about the place, 40 days of prayers in the temple gifts a child to the one who is not able to get one. Hanuman Jayanti is the major festival celebrated at this location.
(Image Credit: Kondagattutemple.org)
#2 Lower Manair Dam
The dam is approximately 4.3 km away from the district of Karimnagar. It is across the Manair River, a tributary of Godavari. It serves as a source of drinking water for the district of Karimnagar and also Warangal towns. The dam consists of 20 floodgates which during the monsoon, overflow and is a breathtaking view the tourists. The nearby serenity of the dam is also the major reason for attracting most tourists. A boating facility is also provided in the reservoir. The top view from the reservoir gives a clear picture of the town Karimnagar and is most liked by the local visitors. Deer Park and Ujwala Park are the other nearby attractions.
(Image Credit: Karimnagar.telangana.gov)
#3 Ramagiri Fort
It is at a distance of approx 56 km from the bus station of Karimnagar. Ramagiri fort is at a hilltop and made using stones with a number of bastions spread across the huge area of the hill. The top view of the hill gives a picture of the merging of the rivers Godavari and Manair. This is also popular as Aaramgiri as it is present in the lap of nature. It is a good choice for the trek and also to enjoy the serenity of nature. One side of the hill has a temple of Lord Rama and Sita.
The other side of the hill has an idol of Lord Shiva which is popularly known to be installed by Lord Rama. The seasonal Waterfall from the hilltop is the one that grabs the eye of the tourist. Many tourists and also the local residents visit this place during Shravana, to worship Lord Rama and Shiva.
(Image Credit: peddapalli.telangana.gov)
#4 Kaleshwara Muktheshwara Swami Temple
This place is most liked by tourists as it consists of an idol of Lord Shiva. The uniqueness of this place is that it consists of two shiv lingas on the same pedestal. According to the myth, Lord Yama established the temple and named it Muktheshwara and simultaneously Lord Shiva appeared in the form of Lingam on the same stone named Kaleshwara.
The devotees first worship Lord Yama and then Lord Shiva. The river Saraswati flows under Godavari and Pranahita to make a meeting point of three rivers. This place is mostly visited during Shivrathri and Karthika Masam. Devotees are from the neighboring states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh. The devotees take a holy dip in the Godavari River to wash away their sins before worshipping.
(Image Credit: bhoopalapally.telangana.gov)
Karimnagar is a holy place and attracts most tourists who are a follower of Lord Shiva. Also, many people visit this place to wash away all their sins in the purity of River Godavari. Sightseeing is also a primary motto for the visit.
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