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Monuments of Nizamabad

S.No Name of the Monument Village Mandal Period
1 Old Tombs Nizamabad Nizamabad 16th —17th C.A.D
2 Jaina Sculptures Nizamabad Nizamabad 12th C.A.D
3 Fort (Qutub Shahi times) Nizamabad Nizamabad 16th-17th C.A.D
4 Narasimha Swamy temple Jankampet Velpur 17th C.A.D

Narasimha Swamy Temple

At this site located in Janakampet village of Velpur mandal, the Laxminarasimha swamy temple consisting of garbhagriha and pillared hall has been identified which is enclosed with prakara wall having its entrance located on a low lying hillock.

By the side of this temple there is a Puskarini (Koneru) which is constructed in octagonal (Astamukhi) plan. The puskharini here and the temple was built during the Rastrakuta times and renovated during the period of Chalukyas, Kakatiyas and later period.

The temple is a reminder of this region which had flourished with excellent temple architecture during the period of Chalukays and later Kakatiyas. The temple here is located amid pleasant ambience.

How to reach

Janakampet village is located at a distance of nearly 36 km from the district headquarters of Nizamabad. Nizamabad is connected to Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana, located at a distance of approximately 175 km, through road and rail transport.

5 Ramalayam (Picturesque situation built on flat rock, Dravidian style) Dichpalli Dichpalli 17th C.A.D

Ramalayam

Rama temple built in Vijayanagara style is located on a small hillock a in a beautiful back ground, 10 kms away from Nizamabad on the outskirts of Dichpalli village.

To reach the temple one has to climb more than hundred steps through a beautiful entrance torana, which is surmounted by keerthi mukha. The temple consists of a big hall with a small mandapa having entrances on its three sides facing east.

The door jambs of the entrances are carved with Jaya , Vijaya ( Vaishnavite dwarapalakas ) while the lintel portion of door jambs is decorated with gajalakshmi motif. The temple is built on high raised decorated adistana. The external walls of the temple are decorated with kostha, pilasters and kumbha panjara series. The cornice portion is decorated with kudu motifs surmounted with keerthi mukhas. The central portions of all kudus are decorated with musicians in different poses holding musical instruments.

How to reach

Dichpalli is located at a distance of nearly 17 km from the district headquarters of Nizamabad. Nizamabad is connected to Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana, located at a distance of approximately 175 km, through road and rail transport.

6 Deval Mosque & Rashtrakuta Inscriptions Bodhan Bodhan 13th-14th C.A.D

Deval Mosque & Rashtrakuta Inscriptions

The Deval Masjid, which is situated in the historic Bodhan region of Nizamabad district as its name signifies, was originally believed to be a Hindu temple, and later converted into a mosque by Muhammad bin Tughlaq (AD 1325-1351) at the time of his conquest of the Deccan region. The plan of the temple is star-shaped; which had later undergone slight alteration at the hands of Muslim rulers, except the removal of the shrine-chamber and the setting up of a pulpit. The date of the conversion of this temple into a mosque is not recorded in the inscriptions.

Original this was a Jain temple that was built during the period of Rastrakuta king Indra III in 10th Century A.D and it was renovated during the period of Kalyani Chalukya King Someswara who had then named it as Indranarayana swamy temple. This structure is still intact and has the potential to be among the tourism circuit of this region. The structure also has several sculptures attached which shows the skill of the workers in historic times.

How to reach

Bodhan is located at a distance of nearly 23 km from the district headquarters of Nizamabad. Nizamabad is connected to Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana, located at a distance of approximately 175 km, through road and rail transport.

7 Megalithic Burials Kolhapur Armur 10th C.B.C.
8 Fort (Medieval) Balkonda Balkonda 13th C.A.D
9 Megalitnic Burials (Cairns) Mahur Kamareddy 10th C.B.D.
10 Megalithic Burials (Stone Circles) Yellareddypet Yellareddypet 10th C.B.C
11 Mosque (Iklas Khan's Mosque) Kaulas Jukkal 16th-17th C.A.D
12 Tomb of Behlul shah wali Kaulas Jukkal 17th C.A.D
13 Mosque of Khooni khan Kaulas Jukkal 16th-17th C.A.D
14 Dargha of Shah-Zia-Ul-Haq Kaulas Jukkal 16th-17th C.A.D
15 Hindu temple (Mahadev temple) Kaulas Jukkal 13th-14th C.A.D
16 Hill fort & Persian inscriptions Kaulas Jukkal 1323 AD

Monuments of Kaulas fort

The village of Kaulas is a historical place, situated in Jukkal Mandal of Nizamabad Dist. According to local tradition, Kaulas was originally called, ‘Kailas’, as five Sivalingas were established by the Kakatiya rulers in five corners. The Kaulas, Bodhan and Nizamabad kingdoms together were called Indur in ancient times.

Kaulas Fort was constructed at the present site by Rashtrakutas during 9th century A.D. The Fort was captured by Chalukyas of Kalyani dynasty in the third quarter of 10th century A.D. The mud fort was later captured by Kakatiyas of Warangal and it was part of Kakatiya kingdom till A.D.1323. After the advent of the Muslims the fort was successively under the control of Bahamanis, Qutb Shahis , Naikwaries , Mughals,Maratas and finally Asafjahis. Raja Gopal Singh Gour was appointed as the Raja of Koulas and his successors held this fort till 1947 A.D.

The Fort is approximately one kilometre in length and seven hundred meters in width. It has 52 bastions (the prominent bastions are Hussaini, Mallika, Mula and Kadika Burz), three temples (Venkateswara temple, Ramalayam and Mahadev temple),t wo mosques, five wells, four granaries and other structures such as Rani mahal, Elephant well (Enugula bavi) etc.

Jagdamba Bhawani canon also known as Navgarji tope is the largest canon of the world of its time. Raja Gopal Singh made this is in the year 1728 A.D. There are five more canons inside the Fort.

The following monuments are located in Koulas fort

  • Mosque (Iklas Khan’s Mosque)
  • Tomb of Behlul shah wali
  • Mosque of Khooni khan
  • Dargha of Shah-Zia-Ul-Haq
  • Hindu temple (Mahadev temple)
  • Hill fort & Persian inscriptions

How to reach

Kaulas village is located 10 km from Jukkal mandal headquarters, inturn located at a distance of nearly 87 km from the district headquarters of Nizamabad. Nizamabad is connected to Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana, located at a distance of approximately 175 km, through road and rail transport.

17 Fortification walls (Medieval) Domakonda Domakonda 13th-14th C.A.D

Fortification walls (Medieval)

Domakonda fort is a historic region situated Southeast of Nizamabad. This fort was constructed on circular plan with two entrances on east and west side with bastions on the four directions there are two palaces and temple complex located in the fort.

This fort was under control of Chalukyas of Kalyani and Kakatiyas. In the year 1786 A.D the rulers Kamineni family ruled from this fort till 1947.They constructed beautiful palaces and temple dedicated to Mahadeva. The ramparts of this structure are still intact as is considered an iconic landmark of the rulers of Domakonda region of Nizamabad. Annual festivals and other occasions are organized near the historic structures.

How to reach

Domakonda is located at a distance of nearly 78 km from the district headquarters of Nizamabad. Nizamabad is connected to Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana, located at a distance of approximately 175 km, through road and rail transport.

18 Siva temple(The temple complex is Tirkutalaya) Tandoor Nagireddypet 17th C.A.D

Siva temple (Trikutalaya)

A Trikuta temple built during Kakatiya times is located in the outskirts of Tandoor village on the bank of river Manjeera. The location of this river close to the river adds more light on how archeologically significant sites are built near rivers, for the benefit of the civilization in those times.

This is a renowned Trikuta temple having three shrines on north, west and south dedicated to Rameswara , Bheemeswara and Someswara (all three Sivalingas).

These shrines are all facing east with a balustrade entrance porch. All the three shrines are connected by means of common four pillared rangamandapa . The doorjambs of garbagriha have perforated jalis and Saivite dwarapalakas. All the three sikharas are in stepped pyramidal style.

How to reach

Nagireddypet mandal headquarters is located at a distance of nearly 98 km from the district headquarters of Nizamabad. Nizamabad is connected to Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana, located at a distance of approximately 175 km, through road and rail transport.

19 Sri Rajarajeswari temple Banda rameswara palli Machireddy 13th C.B.C.

Sri Rajarajeswari Temple

Bandarameswarapalli in Machireddy mandal is situated at a distance of about 25 km to the east of Kamareddy in Nizamabad district and can be reached via Palvancha, (Kamareddy- Siricilla Road) Palvancha Marri, Paridpet.

This is a beautiful and typical Kakatiya temple having garbhagriha and antarala connected to mukha mandapa facing east. An inscription on mukhamandapa pillar of the temple records the date as Saka Year 1176 (1254 A.D). This temple is now called as Rajarajeswaraswamy temple. The temple is enclosed with prakara wall surmounted with double storied mandapa at the entrance. The age-old Sri Rajarajeswari temple is known for its unique style and elevations which were the highlights of Kakatiya temple architecture which had once thrived in these regions of Telangana state.

How to reach

Machireddy mandal headquarters is located at a distance of nearly 82 km from the district headquarters of Nizamabad. Nizamabad is connected to Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana, located at a distance of approximately 175 km, through road and rail transport.

20 Siva temple and Inscription (Kummara gudi) Bichkunda Bichkunda

Siva temple and Inscription (Kummara gudi)

Bichkunda town lies about 30 km from Bansvada on Bansvada - Deglur Road. There is a renowned Shiva temple which is located at the entrance of the village.

The temple consists of Garbhagriha, antarala and 16-pillared open mandapa. It has beautiful star shaped adhistana which is similar to the Nandikandi Temple in Medak District. The exterior walls of the temple are decorated with sculptures in niche. The temple has been constructed on star shaped pattern. On the basis of architectural features it has been found out to be of Chalukya period i.e. 10th – 11th Century A.D. during which there was a great patronage of arts and sculptures.

Annually, Sivrathri is celebrated in a grand manner at this temple in Bichkunda which is of high archeological significance and the temple here shows the skill of workers who had carved the sculptures with finesse and attention to detail.

How to reach

Bichkunda village is located at a distance of nearly 75 km from the district headquarters of Nizamabad. Nizamabad is connected to Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana, located at a distance of approximately 175 km, through road and rail transport.