Places of Interest

Sri Raja Rajeshwara temple :temple

temple of Lord [Shiva] in the form of Raja Rajeshwara Swami is very famous in this part of the region. The presiding deity of the temple is Sri Raja Rajeswara Swamy who is locally popular as Rajanna who is adorned on both the sides by the idol of Sri Raja Rajeswari Devi on the right side and to the left is the idol of Sri Laxmi Sahitha Siddi Vinayaka.Vemulawada Raja rajeswara temple is situated 38 km from Karimnagar. This famous temple dedicated to Lord Rajarajeswara Swamy, draws pilgrims in large numbers. There is a Dargah inside the temple complex where all devotees offer prayers, irrespective of caste and creed.Pilgrims have divine bath in a holy tank called Dharma Gundam, before proceeding for darshanam and these holy waters are believed to have medicinal properties. Every year at the time of Maha Shiva Rathri, devotees in large numbers flock to Vemulawada, to offer prayers to Lord Shiva. This temple also has a very special offering made by devotees called’ Koda Mokku’. Koda mokku is a ritual where the devotee makes the pradakshinam of the temple with a kode (bull) which is vahanam(nandi) of Lord Shiva. Rajarajeshvara temple was built by King Rajaraja Chola. Inside is a massive shiva linga.

Lower Manair Dam :karimnagar dam

The Lower Manair Dam is located on the Manair River at 18°24′ N latitude and 79° 20′ E longitude in Karimnagar District at Km.146 of Kakatiya Canal. The Manair River is a tributary of the Godavari River and the dam is built across the river at the confluence with Mohedamada River. The dam drains a catchment area of 6,464 square kilometres (2,496 sq mi) which includes 1,797.46 square kilometres (694.00 sq mi) of free catchment and the balance is intercepted catchment. Karimanagar town is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) away from the dam.

In the vicinity of the LMD which is the only place of recreation for the people of Karimnagar, in the light of recent drowning incidents and the insecurity created by hooligans, security measures have been stepped up.


Lower Manair Dam’s construction was started in 1974 and commissioned in 1985. It is an Earth cum Masonry dam. The dam height above the deepest foundation is 41 metres (135 ft); the maximum height of the earth dam is 88 feet (27 m). The dam length is 10,471 metres (34,354 ft), top width is 24 feet (7.3 m). It has a volume content of 5.41 million cum with a reservoir water spread area of 81 square kilometres (31 sq mi) at FRL of 280 m (920 ft). The gross storage capacity of the reservoir is 680 million cubic meter and the live storage capacity is 380.977 million cum. The spillway is designed for discharge of capacity 14,170 cubic metres (500,000 cu ft)/ second (and is controlled by 20 gates[6] of 15.24 by 7.31 metres (50.0 ft × 24.0 ft) size,[5] while the maximum observed flood discharge is reported to be 9,910 cubic metres (350,000 cu ft)/second.[4][8]

The storage behind the dam serves as a balancing reservoir for the Kakatiya Canal and regulates flow for irrigation.[9] The command area for irrigation is 163,000 hectares (400,000 acres).

The water quality status of the Lower Manair Reservoir was studied from September 2009 to August 2010 for the physico- chemical parameters such as water temperature, pH, turbidity, transparency, total dissolved solids, total hardness, chlorides, phosphate, nitrates, dissolved oxygen (DO) and biological oxygen demand (BOD). The results indicated that all parameters of water quality were within permissible limits and it was concluded that the water in the reservoir was fit for use for irrigation, drinking water supply and pisciculture

Reservoir fisheries

Studies were conducted in the LMD reservoir from June, 2013 to May, 2014 to identify the larvivorous activity of fishes. On the basis of morphometric and meristematic characters, the 58 fish species are identified in the reservoir. Also reported were 53 ornamental fish species comprising eight orders; of these 23 species belong to cypriniformes order. Awaous grammepomus, also called Scribbled goby was also identified.

Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy TempleSri Anjaneya Swamy Temple

According to the folklore, the temple was constructed by a cowherd about 300 years ago. The present day temple was renovated 160 years ago by Krishna Rao Deshmukh. Besides the main deity Anjaneya swamy, the temple also has the idols of Lord Venkateswara, Goddess Alwaarula and Goddess Lakshmi.

Devotees believe that people who do not have children, when offer puja for 40 days at this temple, then they will be blessed with a child And Devotees believe that people who have mental disability or other health diseases, when offer puja for 40 days at this temple, then they will be cured.