Explore Telangana
Telangana
A State of vivifying contrasts

Telangana is the youngest state in Southern India. It is home to sprawling metropolis Hyderabad and the town adorned with ancient temples, Bhadrachalam. With a treasure of vivifying attractions like the majestic Charminar in Hyderabad, the pristine Pakhal Lake in Warangal, mystical Mallaram Forest in Nizamabad, Telangana is a state of contrasts. The state is also home to magnificent waterfalls, rich flora and fauna and majestic structures that represent authentic South Indian architecture. 


Popular cities: 


  • Hyderabad

  • Secunderabad

  • Warangal 

  • Bhadrachalam

Climate
Telangana predominantly has a hot and dry climate. The best time to visit the state is between October and March.

  • January — Cold
  • February — Cool
  • March — Dry
  • April — Dry
  • May — Hot
  • June — Warm
  • July — Wet
  • August — Wet
  • September — Wet
  • October — Dry
  • November — Cool
  • December — Cold
Things to do
City Life
Hyderabad is a sprawling metropolis of glass facades, flyovers, shopping malls and other urban delights. Hyderabad can be divided into a historic city (Old City) on the southern side of the Musi River and the New City that encompasses the urbanized area on the northern banks. Ramoji Film City attracts thousands of tourists from India and abroad. Be...    (Show More)
History & Heritage
Charminar, located in the Old City, was built in 1591 by Sultan Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah in the honor of his wife Bhagmati. This grand structure is adorned with four towers in each corner and beautiful minarets on each side. It has a mosque as well on the top floor. Lighting in the evening adds to the beauty of the structure. Golconda Fort is nothin...    (Show More)
Nature & Adventure
Mallaram Forest, situated about 7 km south-west of Nizamabad, is an ideal place for solitude seekers. The lush green environment, quietness of the woods, invigorating air makes it one of the best destinations in Telangana for forest treks. Papikondalu mountain range runs along the holy River Godavari. Its scenic beauty is a delightful treat to the...    (Show More)
Lakes & Dams
Hussain Sagar Lake is revered as the largest man-made lake in Asia. It also has a dam that connects the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The parks surrounding the lake namely Indira, Sanjeevaiah and Lumbini are a calming getaway from the city. However, the major highlight of this lake is the magnificent monolithic Buddha Statue situated r...    (Show More)
Wildlife
Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary, situated in Khammam district, is flanked with river Godavari on one side. Nestled amidst the Dandakaranya Forest, this sanctuary is home to endangered flora and umpteen species of wild boars, Sambar, Chinkara, Hyenas, Cheetals, Chousinghas etc. KBR National Park is one of the largest parks of Hyderabad. It houses ove...    (Show More)
Temple/Places of Worship
Nestled atop a 280-foot-high Kalapahad hillock, the Birla Mandir displays a beautiful amalgamation of South Indian Architecture, Rajasthani Architecture and Utkal Temple Architecture. Its marble work is beyond perfection. The temple houses separate shrines and temples which makes a visit to this holy place worth it. Sita Ramachandraswamy Temple is ...    (Show More)
How to spend time / how long will it take?

You can visit prominent cities and towns of Telangana within 5 to 7 days. Starting off your trip in Hyderabad, spend two to three days exploring the historic landmarks in the Old City and enjoying urban delights in the New City. Spend a day visiting prominent places of Secunderabad. Do not miss to take a day trip to Papikondalu for its scenic beauty. From here, take a short day trip to Medak, to visit the famous Medak Cathedral and other historical places. Spend a day or two to visit prominent sites in Warangal and Karimnagar. Also, make a day trip to visit the magnificent Bogatha Falls in Mulugu district. From here, spend a day visiting the auspicious sites in Bhadrachalam to end your trip on a spiritual note. 


Cuisine
  • Telangana Cuisine is typically spicy and ingredients such as tamarind, red chillies, sesame seeds are used in a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Some of the famous food items include Hyderabadi Biryani, Sarva Pindi, Pachi Pulusu with Rice, Dum Pukht, Boti Kebab, Tamarind Rice, Golichina Mamsam, Polelu, Qubani ka Meetha etc. Some delicious snacks and sweets include Chegodilu, Garijalu, Sakinalu, Malidalu, Haleem, Double ka Meetha, among others.
Costs
  • While meal prices in Telangana can vary, the average cost of food is approximately INR 200 per meal.
  • Sim card cost depends on the package you opt for but the starting price is mostly INR 100. Certain important documents may be required for identity proof purposes.
Visa
  • Indian Passport and OCI Card holders do not require a Visa
  • Others need to apply for an Indian Visa
Season to Visit
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February
  • March

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 5 - 7 days

Known For
  • Temples
  • Lakes
  • Waterfalls
  • Historical Monuments
  • Wildlife
Areas to Visit
  • Hyderabad for historical monuments and urban delights
  • Secunderabad for lakes, temples and monuments
  • Bhadrachalam for temples and spirituality
  • Papikondalu mountain range for nature and adventure

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