Telangana has officially been made a separate state on 2nd June 2014. So while everyone is busy trying not to forget that India now has 29 states, we went ahead and prepared a list of the best tourist places in Telangana has to offer. And mind our words when we say that Telangana might be new but its history and culture have endless opportunities for an avid traveler. So start planning your trip to Telangana right away and make sure that this list finds it’s place in your itinerary for sure.
1. Charminar, Hyderabad
Charminar is beyond doubt, the most popular Tourist Place in Telangana. Located at the heart of the City of Nizams, Charminar has many stories depicting the intent behind its construction. Situated on the east bank of the Musi River, the minar is also surrounded by Laad Bazar and Makah Masjid on the west side. It is one of the most popular tourist place in Telangana at not only all times of the year but also throughout the day. Ramadan prayers at Charminar and markets see the approaching roads getting crowded to the extent of ceasing the movement completely. This one tops the list of places to visit in Telangana.
2. Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad
In the times of the Nizams, Chowmahalla Mahal was said to be the center of Hyderabad and the grand architecture rightly justifies it. The palace comprises of 2 courtyards, a Darbar Hall, fountains and gardens. The place is best suited to host cultural and corporate dinners and large scale events amidst the backdrop of a combination of architectural styles. The vibrant colors of the Mahal are truly a beauty to the eyes.
3. Escape into the long ancient corridors of the Golkonda Fort
Situated at a distance of only 11 kms from Hyderabad, Goloconda fort is easily accessible for all the tourists. Golokonda actually consists of 4 forts with a common outer boundary. The fort is of prime importance in the history of Telangana with regards to Aurangzeb’s succesion over the Deccan region. The fort was previously ruled by the Qutub Shahi dynasty. The long corridors in the forts make for an ideal spot for a small picnic with children from Hyderabad.
The legends say that it was in the forests near Bhadrachalam that Ram, Sita and Lakshman had come to spend the years of their exile and this is the place from where Sita was abducted by Ravana. One can find the ancient Rama-Sita temple here which finds its mentions in the ancient scriptures. For tourists, long roads with dense tree branches hanging overhead make for a pleasant road trip from Hyderabad over a long weekendor as a part of a trip to Tourist places in Telangana.
5. Pakhal Lake
If one has to look for the most beautiful man-made lake, Pakhal lake will surely top the charts. To add to the beauty, the lake is surrounded by the Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary that is popular among tourists for tiger, leopard and bear spotting. A large number of other animals including panthers and cobras can also be seen. The lake is also popular among tourists as a place to chill and camp at times.