Located in the north western region of Telangana, Karimnagar stands beautifully by the side of River Manair, a tributary of the River Godavari. Sharing borders with states of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh in the north-east and Madhya Pradesh in the east, Karimnagar in Telangana was earlier known with the name of Elgandal. The present name of Karimnagar was given in the honour of one of the then most prominent saints, Syed Karimullah Shah Sahib Quadri.Having served as the capital during the reign of Nizams, this district still presents the royal touch of bygone eras. There have been many archaeological excavations at places namely Pedda Bonkur, Dhulikatta and Kotilingalu. From these excavations one can derive that the place has been ruled by Satavahanas, the Mauryas and the Asafzalu kings.
Telangana Tourism Karimnagar tour packages offer interesting travel opportunities which are suitable for all. From magnificent forts to majestic dam to a rich wildlife sanctuary to ancient temples, there is something for everyone. Many monuments such as Nagunur Fort, Elgandal fort, Dhulikatta, Molangur Fort and Ramagiri Killa offers a glimpse into the historical splendour of this place.Pilgrim centres such as Dharmapuri, Lakshmi narasimha swamy temple Vemulawada, Sri Kaleshwar Mukteswara swamy temple and Kaleshwaram, are also quite popular amongst tourists from Telangana Tourism. The sixty pillar temple of Mahishasura Mardhini and Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple also attracts horde of tourists from around the country.
For nature lovers, Telangana Tourism offers Sivaram Wildlife Sanctuary which boasts of rich flora and fauna. It is known for its crocodiles. The mesmerising Manair Dam is also one of the popular sightseeing places in Karimnagar. Karimnagar is popular for its metal craft. So when on Telangana Tourism Karminagar tour, do remember to take a few delicate crafts of silver filigree work.
How to reach Karimnagar:
The distance between Karimnagar and Hyderabad is approximately 165 km.
Karimnagar By Air:
There is no airport at Karimnagar. The nearest airport is the Hyderabad International Airport which is located about 170 km away. Once can travel via taxi from the airport to Karimnagar.
Karimnagar By Train:
There is no direct train service operating between Hyderabad and Karimnagar. However, travellers can travel from Hyderabad to Kolanoor via Bhagyanagar Express. From Kolanoor, one can travel by bus or a taxi to Karimnagar. Tourists can also travel to Warangal, located at a distance of 80 km, which is well connected to all the major cities. From there one can travel to Karimnagar via road.
Karimnagar By Road:
Karimnagar is well connected via roads. There are many regular buses from Hyderabad, Nizamabad and Warangal to this city. Prepaid taxi services are also available. If interested, one can also drive to this city from Hyderabad, which will take about 3 hours of time.
Best time to visit Karimnagar
The best time to plan your Karimnagar tour is during the winter season that is from the month of November to February.