Karimnagar region was originally called as Elagandala. It was ruled by Western Chalukyas and was also part of the great Satavahana Empire. Later, the Nizams of Hyderabad changed the name of this region to Karimnagar, which was derived from the name Syed Karimullah Shah SahebQuiladar. The district is spread across an area of 2,128 square kilometres and shares boundaries with Jagtial and Peddapalli district on north, Warangal Urban district and Siddipet district on south, Rajanna District on the East and JayashankarBhupalpally District on west. According to 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 10, 05,711.
Situated on the Manair River, Lower Manair Dam is indeed a tourist delight. The Manair River, which is a tributary of the Godavari River is home to a dam built at the confluence of Manair with the MohedamadaRiver. It is a popular picnic spot located close to Karimnagar. Located close to the left bank of river Manair near Karimnagar town, the hilltop fort of Elgandal was constructed during Kakatiya period, and it was later passed on to the hands of QutbShahis. There are two stone fortification walls, two mosques, two dilapidated temples, ammunition building, jail khana, wells and other structural edifices in this fort.
Located near Lower Manair Dam, on the outskirts of Karimnagar town is a famous tourist attraction called Ujwala Park, where tourists relax in the tranquil surroundings. Rajeev Gandhi Deer Park located near Ujwala Park, is known for its teeming deer population. Located along River Godavari, Shivaram wildlife Sanctuary in Karimnagar district is a beautiful wildlife sanctuary spread over 36.29 sq km approximately.