In historical times, Warangal was the capital of a Shaivaite kingdom that was ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty from 12th to the 14th centuries. Its old name was Orugallu where Oru means one and Kallu means stone. The entire city was reportedly carved in a single rock, hence the name Orukallu that means one rock.
History of Warangal
The Kakatiyas built many monuments, impressive fortress, massive stone gateways, a temple dedicated to Shiva, and also the Ramappa temple. The cultural distinction of the Kakatiyas was penned by the famous traveler Marco Polo. Ganapathi Deva, Prathapa Rudra, and Rani Rudrama Devi were among the main rulers. It was occupied by Bahmani Sultanate followed by the takeover of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and later in 1724, it had become part of Telangana region.
Warangal Fort scattered ruins
Kakatiya Silatoranama - Arch
Kakatiya architecture style Shivalingam in the Fort
Transport: It is 2 hours drive from Hyderabd. Plenty of trains pass through Khazipet junction from all parts of India.
Where to Stay
Budget hotels and luxury hotels available at Warangal
Best Season & Time to Visit
Things to Take Care
If you are planning trip from Hyderabad, 1st day start early morning 5am, visit Ramappa temple, then reach warangal by lunch time. After lunch visit Warangal places and stay night there. 2nd day on the way back visit Kolanupaka and Yadagiri Gutta temples.