Nalgonda, India

Nalgonda is a historic municipal town in the Nalgonda district of the Indian state of Telengana. The town's name is a combination of two Telugu words, which are; Nalla, meaning 'Black' and Konda, meaning 'Hill'. Hence, the name of this town means Black Hill (in the local language). Originally, the region of Nalgonda was called by the name 'Nilagiri'. During the reign of the Bahamanis, the town got renamed as 'Nallagonda'. Later, during the rule of the Nizams the name was spelled as 'Nalgonda' for official purposes. This town of Nalgonda has a rich history that dates back to even before 2nd century BC. There are various places of tourist interest in Nalgonda, (the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, which is a great tourist attraction in the region) that you must visit during a Nalgonda tour. Book any of Nalgonda holiday packages at and get ready to explore this town.


Mid-March - end June
Temperature:24°C- 40°C

June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm

Late November To Mid-February

Best Places to Visit in Nalgonda

Lateef Saheb Dargah:
This dargah is located over the hill. Every year exhibition (Mela), locally known as 'Urus' takes place. Another hill, Kapurala Gutta is also present within the town.

Yadagiri Gutta:
It is the most devotional place in Nalgonda, located close to Bhuvanagiri Town. It is near to Hyderabad, the capital city and the APSRTC runs many buses to the temple town. This temple draws a large number of devotees during vacations and on weekends. It is the Place of worship of Lord Laxmi Narsimha Swami.

Nagarjuna Sagar:
It is the largest masonry dam in the world. This is famous Dam in south India with 26 gates and a Hydroelectric plant. Nagarjuna Sagar also hosts waterfalls called Gowthama Buddha Museum and 'Ethipothala'.

Bhuvanangiri Fort:
Bhuvanangiri Fort was constructed by Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI on an isolated rock. The Bala Hisar or citadel on the top of the hill offers you a bird's eye view of the neighboring area. This fort is related with the heroic queen Rudramadevi and her grandson Prataparudra's rule.

Deverakonda Fort:
Once a dreadful stronghold of the Recherla Chiefs, this fort now stands amidst ruins. A place worth visiting by antiquity lovers it is no more than of archaeological interest.

Other Tourist Attractions:
Kolanupaka Temple, Panagal or Panagallu, Vaadapalli, Nandi Konda are some of the other important tourist attractions that your must pay a visit to during Nalgonda vacation.

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