Nizamabad is the largest commercial and
trading center in the district of Nizamabad in Andhra
Pradesh. Etymologically, the city was named after the Nizam of
Hyderabad, Asaf Jah VI. Prior to 1905, the original name of the town was
'Indur', which is a corrupt form of Indrapuri named after an ancient king.
Nizamabad has attained importance industrially and agriculturally. There is an industrial estate here and the city occupies a high place in the district as a rich harvest of paddy and sugarcane is reaped in the surrounding areas. It is also the district administrative center and a market for grain, sugar, and vegetable oil.
Located on a hill southwest of the town, the fort dates back to the 10th century AD. Jain artifacts are to be found here.
Sri Neelakanteshwara Shrine
The shrine of Shri Neelakanteshwara is located on a picturesque hillock. This famous temple is built in the Jain style of architecture. The annual festival during Rathasapthami (Jan-Feb) draws large crowds of devotees.
About 5-km from Nizamabad city, there is a temple at Sarangapuram dedicated to Hanuman. It was founded by Samartha Ramadas, the Guru of Chatrapati Shivaji.
The Nizam constructed this huge reservoir in 1931. Flanked by natural hillocks and lovely flower gardens, the lake and its surroundings are rich in scenic beauty.
Situated 32-km from Nizamabad, this is a place with ruins of buildings built by the various dynasties that ruled this area, that attest to its historic importance. The famous Deval Masjid is located here and is a place worth visiting.
Built across the Manjira River, the Nizamsagar dam near Achampet village is in an area that abounds in scenic beauty.
18-km away from Nizamabad, it is a place of scenic beauty and a good picnic spot.
The notable festivals celebrated here are those of Neelakantheshwara celebrated for two days during Rathasaptami (January-February) and the Janda festival held for 15 days during August-September. The Sri Ramanavami festival celebrated at the Sarangapuram Temple attracts a gathering of about 10,000 devotees.
The nearest airport is at Hyderabad 203-km away.
Nizamabad railway station is on the Kachiguda - Manmad meter gauge line of the south central railway. Nizamabad is connected by rail with all the important towns in the State.
Nizamabad is connected by bus with Karimnagar, Adilabad, Warangal, Nanded and Hyderabad .
There are also several small hotels and restaurants clustered around the railway station circle, which offer accommodation and dining facilities.
Temperature Range (deg C):
Summer- Max 42, Min 25
Winter- Max 30, Min 14.
Rainfall: 780.1 m.m
Clothing: Light Cottons
STD Code: 08462
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