Warangal is situated in Telangana, and it is one of the largest cities of Telangana. The largest Municipal Corporation of the state is in Warangal district that encompasses three cities, namely Warangal, Kazipet and Hanamakonda.
The culture of Warangal is mainly recognised for fine arts and literature. Various art forms like modern songs, poetry, dance, painting and films has emerged and flourished in this city. Every two years, warangal hosts a Samakka-Sarakka Jatara,
According to legend, Warangal and Hanamkonda were linked with the dynasties of the Great Vishnukundins. Warangal, known as Orukal during the 18th century AD, was a capital city of the Yadava King of Tuluva. This city was also ruled by the Kakatiyas or Ganapathis, from the middle of the 12th century AD up to two hundred years.
This is one of the most famous monuments of Telangana and is located in Hanamkonda which was built in 1163 AD by the Kakatiya king Rudra Deva, following the Chalukyan style of temple architecture. The star shaped, triple - shrined temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Surya,withs its perforated stoned screens, richly carved icons, meticulously designed pillars and rock-cut elephants, stands testimony to the highly evolved brilliance of the kakatiya architecture.
It is one of the famous temple of Bhadarkali, noted for its stone image of Goddess Kali depicted in a sitting posture.
This was built by the Kakariyas during the reign of King Ganapathy Deva in the 13th century, the once impregnable fort combines geometrical intricacies and beautiully carved arches. The fort has 45 towers and pillars spread over a radius of 19 kilometers, and a temple of Mother Earth called Swayambu Devi Alayam in the center.
The Ramalingeshwara temple, popularly known as Ramappa temple is situated in Palampet village at a distance of 70 Km from Warangal. In architectural beauty it is second only to the temples of Belur and Halebid of the Hoyasala empire in Karnataka.
Kakatiya rock garden is located near the Fort temple and this beautiful garden encloses many structures in rocks which are lively, like the statues of deer, lion, giraffe, sambar, antelopes etc. This is a garden in which rocks are arranged and flowered plants are grown in a carefully designed and decorative lawn.
The Jain Mandir is nearly 2,000-year-old is ornamented with beautiful images of Thirthankaras.There is also a 5 ft high Jade image of Mahavira.