Warangal District Information

Warangal District Information :

Warangal District (Urdu: وارنگل ضلع) is located in the northern area in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The administrative seat is Warangal.

Warangal District has an area of 12,846 km², and a population of 3,246,004 of which 19.20% was urban as of 2001.[1] The district is bounded by Karimnagar District to the north, Khammam District to the east and southeast, Nalgonda District to the southwest, and Medak District to the west. Warangal is well known for its granite quarries (notably the black and brown varieties) and as a market for rice, chilies, cotton, and tobacco.

The Warangal district headquarter is Warangal city. This city is also called as tri-city, as it includes Warangal, Hanamkonda and Kazipet cities.

The district hosts the Samakka-Sarakka Jatara (congregation). Every two years, approximately ten million people converge over three days around the small village of Tadvai, 90 km from Warangal city. This fair commemorates the valiant fight put up by a mother-daughter combination with the reigning rulers over an unjust law.

Warangal has been recently in the news because of the Separate Telangana issue. It has been a major centre for the movement and its rebirth. Kaloji Narayana Rao is a freedom fighter and a well known writer from Telangana.

Warangal is an excellent abode of fine arts and literature. Many art forms from folklore to the modern arts of singing, dance, painting, poetry and films have been flourished in the land.[edit] External links


One of the Kirti toranas of Kakatiya Dynasty
1000 pillar temple at Warangal

Warangal was the capital of a Hindu Shaivaite kingdom[citation needed] ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty from the 12th to the 14th centuries. The old name of this newly formed city is Orugallu. Oru means one and Kallu means stone. The Ancient name was Andhra Nagaram please refer Andhra Maha Vishnu temple.
Kakatiya sculpture at Warangal

Literary evidence shows that long before Satavahanas, a legendary king named Āndhra Viṣhṇu ruled in and around the Diviseema region of Andhra Pradesh. After his reign, people came to believe that he had an amsa of the divine savior Lord Maha Vishnu himself. Perhaps in his honor, people dedicated a new temple now located at Srikākuḷam, Krishna District. The lord of the temple is known as Āndhra Viṣhṇu or Srikākuḷāndhra Viṣhṇu. The Kakatiyas left many monuments, including an impressive fortress, four massive stone gateways, the Swayambhu temple dedicated to Shiva, and the Ramappa temple situated near Ramappa Lake. The cultural and administrative distinction of the Kakatiyas was mentioned by the famous traveller Marco Polo. Famous or well-known rulers included Ganapathi Deva, Prathapa Rudra, and Rani (queen) Rudrama Devi. After the defeat of PratapaRudra, the Musunuri Nayaks united seventy two Nayak chieftains and captured Warangal from Delhi sultanate and ruled for fifty years. Jealousy and mutual rivalry between Nayaks ultimately led to the downfall of Hindus in 1370 A.D. and success of Bahmanis. Bahmani Sultanate later broke up into several smaller sultanates, of which the Golconda sultanate ruled Warangal. The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb conquered Golconda in 1687, and it remained part of the Mughal empire until the southern provinces of the empire split away to become the state of Hyderabad in 1724 which included the Telangana region and some parts of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Hyderabad was annexed to India in 1948, and became an Indian state. In 1956 Hyderabad was partitioned as part of the States Reorganization Act, and Telangana, the Telugu-speaking region of Hyderabad state which includes Warangal, became part of Andhra Pradesh.
[edit] Transportation

Road transport

National Highway 202 (India) between Hyderabad - Bhopalpatnam (Chhattisgarh) runs through the district. Warangal city is surrounded with small towns like Bhoopalpally , Parkal, Narsampet, Torrur and Jangaon each 30-50 kilometers.

Warangal is about 140 km by road from Hyderabad (capital of Andhra Pradesh).

Rail transport

The city has a major railway junction called Kazipet which connects south and north India.


Hyderabad International Airport is about 3 ½ hours by road from Warangal city. This district has a small airport in Mamnoor, which can accommodate small aircraft like the ATR 42. This airport is currently used by police.
Education (professional colleges)

Some of the major educational institutions in this district are:

Kakatiya University(Official Website)
National Institute of Technology, Warangal (formerly REC Warangal — One of the top ranked advanced premium technical education institutes in India)
Kakatiya Medical College – A medical education institute which has a 1000 bed general hospital attached to it.

There are several engineering colleges situated around the city, producing thousands of engineering students every year.
Education and placement consultants

Synergy Consultant Group India (CMD: Mr. Madderla Giri Prasad)


Sabarmathi School, Vidyanagar/Vishnupuri, Kazipet(jn)
BLUE BIRDS HIGH SCHOOL,Raipura,Hanmkonda,Warangal,Telangana.
Rosary High School, Reddy Colony, Hanamkonda, Warangal, AP
Bharateeya Vidya Kendra High School, Kasibugga
Tiny Tots High School ref by Premlata Prodhan)
ANKUR Day care and Playway Schhol ref by (Madhu C Prodhan)
SRV Model Public School ref by (jacob pranay)
All Saint's High School hanamkonda ref by ( Abhijit Gadgil & B.Deepak )
St. Peter Public School
Warangal Public School
Fathima High School
Platinum Jubile High School
Bishop Beretta High School
St. Anns High School
Rising Sun High School
St. Gabriels High School [2]
St. Peter's Public School(ref by D.Bhupal Reddy)
Greenwood High School ref by (Vinay krishna)
Children's World Montessori School (Ramnagar, Hanamkonda)
sr national high school/advocates colony hanomkonda

Basic amenities

Power sector

APGENCO has set-up a 500 MW (and another unit of 1x600MW unit is under construction, thus the total capacity will become 1100MW) super thermal power plant in the Chelpur/ Bhupalpally area. Power Grid Corporation of India Limited is having a 630MVA, 400/220KV Substation in the Oglapur village in Atmakur mandal.

Water supply

The Devadula lift irrigation project, the biggest (5tmc) lift irrigation project in the country, supplies the entire district with water.[citation needed]

The second phase of Devadula Project is under construction.
Business and industry

IT/ITES hardware

In 2001 Software Technology Parks of India started its branch in NIT Warangal premises to issue single window facilities, fast track permissions to IT, ITES companies & hardware parks so that IT/ITES parks can be established easily. Some software companies like IBSS Software Solutions and LINUS InfoTech are planning to start their companies in Warangal because of the low living cost, low pollution and good infrastructure facilities.[citation needed]

IT SEZ is also being set-up by APIIC and K Raheja Group in Madikonda/Rampur area on the outskirts of Kazipet Town


Singareni coalaries have vast coal fields in the northern part of the district.


This district is famous for producing cotton. Cotton ginning is done here and supplied to places like Mumbai and Coimbatore.

Nadikattu Cotton Industries - Warangal -India

This Place is Famous For textile production in Ancient times By the then ruler As AZAM jahi Spinning mills Which were later closed Due To HUge Commercial LOSS

Food processing

The district is home to the Regional Research Center of the Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University. This district is famous for red chilly exports. Most of the chilly exports go to Nagpur, Mumbai and Pune. Watermelon, Musk melon and Gherkins are grown in the district. Nekkonda, Dornakal, Torrur and Mahabubabad are known for Mango gardens. Vegetables are supplied to Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Vijayawada, Bangalore, Nagpur and Hyderabad.

One of the Kirti toranas of Kakatiya Dynasty

1. Cheriyal
2. Maddur
3. Narmetta
4. Bachannapet
5. Jangaon
6. Lingala Ghanpur
7. RaghunathaPalli
8. Ghanpur (Station)
9. Dharmasagar
10. Hasanparthy
11. Hanamkonda
12. Wardhannapet
13. Zaffergadh
14. Palakurthi
15. Devaruppula
16. Kodakandla
17. Raiparthy
18. Thorrur (Warangal Dist)
19. Nellikudur
20. Narsimhulapet
21. Maripeda
22. Dornakal
23. Kuravi
24. Mahabubabad
25. Kesamudram
26. Nekkonda
27. Gudur
28. Kothaguda
29. Khanapur
30. Narsampet
31. Chennaraopet
32. Parvathagiri
33. Sangam
34. Nallabelly
35. Duggondi
36. Geesugonda
37. Atmakur
38. Shayampet
39. Parkal
40. Regonda
41. Mogullapalle
42. Chityal
43. Bhupalpalle
44. Ghanapur
45. Mulug
46. Venkatapur
47. Govindaraopet
48. Tadvai
49. Eturnagaram
50. Mangapet
50. Chityal (Warangal Dist)
51. Warangal

Telangana Districts

1) Adilabad
2) Nizamabad
3) Karimnagar
4) Warangal
5) Khammam
6) Medak
7) Hyderabad
8) Rangareddy
9) Nalgonda
10) Mahbubnagar