About Telangana

Telangana is a state in southern India. In the capital of Hyderabad, the Charminar is a 16th-century mosque with 4 arches supporting 4 towering minarets. The monument overlooks the city’s long-running Laad Bazaar. Once the seat of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, the sprawling Golconda Fort is a former diamond-trading center. In the city of Warangal, the centuries-old Warangal Fort features carved stone towers and gateways.

Interesting Facts About Telangana1. Newest addition to India

The 29th State to india , telangana achieved the separate statehood on 2nd June 2014. On Monday, i.e. June 2, 2014, the country got its newest, 29th state, in Telangana. Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhara Rao has taken oath as the first chief minister of the state, separated from Andhra Pradesh. For Telangana, which was merged with Andhra Pradesh in 1956, life has come a full circle.

Interesting Facts About Telangana2. State of 31 districts

The name “Telangana” refers to the word Trilinga Desa, earned due to the presence of three ancient Shiva Temples at Kaleshwaram, Srisailam, and Draksharamam. A more historical reasoning is that during the reign of Nizams, the region was known as Telugu Angana to differentiate it from the areas where Marathi was spoken.

Interesting Facts About Telangana3. Why do they call it Telangana?

The name “Telangana” refers to the word Trilinga Desa, earned due to the presence of three ancient Shiva Temples at Kaleshwaram, Srisailam, and Draksharamam. A more historical reasoning is that during the reign of Nizams, the region was known as Telugu Angana to differentiate it from the areas where Marathi was spoken.

4. Has a Ganges of her ownInteresting Facts About Telangana

Godavari River is known as “Dakshin Ganga” since it is the largest Peninsular River like the Large Himalayan River. It is like the ganga river in the south thus it is also called dakshin ganga. Dakshina” means “South”. The Godavari River is known as ‘Dakshina Ganga’ i.e. “River Ganga of South India”. River Godavari is the largest river of the south India.

5. Talk about a swim!Interesting Facts About Telangana

Hussain Sagar is a necklace shaped lake in Hyderabad built by Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah, and named after Hussain Shah Wali. It is spread across an area of 5.7 square kilometers and is fed by River Musi. A large monolithic statue of the Gautama Buddha, erected in 1992, stands on Gibraltar Rock in the middle of the lake. It also separates Hyderabad from its twin city Secunderabad. The maximum depth of the lake is 10 feet.

Interesting Facts About Telangana6. 12 is the lucky no. of the state

Telangana is the 12th largest state and 12th most populated state of india.

7. Ancient timeInteresting Facts About Telangana

The history of Telangana, located in the Deccan region, includes its governance by many rulers. It was ruled by the Satavahana dynasty(230 BCE to 220 CE), the Telinga Kakatiya Dynasty (1083–1323), the Musunuri Nayaks (1326–1356) the Delhi Sultanate, the Bahmani Sultanate (1347–1509) and Vijayanagara Empire (1509–1529). Later, the Telangana region became part of the Golconda Sultanate (1529–1687) and Hyderabad State (1724-1948).

Interesting Facts About Telangana8.  Not 10 0r 20, but 1000 pillars

The Thousand Pillar Temple or Rudreshwara Swamy Temple is a historic Hindu temple located in the town of Hanamakonda, Telangana State, India. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Surya. Thousand Pillar Temple, along with “warangal Fort” and “Ramappa Temple” are added to the tentative list of World Heritage sites recognised by UNESCO.

9. Neighbouring statesInteresting Facts About Telangana

Telangana is bordered by the states of Maharashtra to the north and north-west, Karnataka to the west, Chhattisgarh to the north-east and Andhra Pradesh to the South and east. It shares a small border with Odisha also.

Interesting Facts About Telangana10 . Highest waterfall

Kuntala Waterfall is waterfall located in Kuntala, Adilabad district, Telangana. It is located on Kadem river in Neredigonda mandal. It is the highest waterfall in the state of Telangana, with a height of 147 feet (45 meters).

11. Economy Interesting Facts About Telangana

The economy of Telangana is mainly supported by agriculture. Two important rivers of India, the Godavari and Krishna, flow through the state, providing irrigation. Farmers in Telangana mainly depend on rain-fed water sources for irrigation. Rice is the major food crop.

Interesting Facts Of Telangana12.Bi lingual state

Telugu and urdu are the official language of telangana. With majority of people speaking in telugu.

13. Forts and PalacesInteresting Facts About Telangana

Telangana is home to some of the impressive forts and palaces. Golconda Fort, situated near Hyderabad, is amongst the finest forts in the country.5 Important Forts of Telangana are Golconda Fort, Warangal Fort, Medak Fort, Khammam Fort, Rachakonda, Falaknuma Palace, Chowmahalla Palace.

14. Brand AmbassadorInteresting Facts About Telangana

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was today appointed ‘Brand Ambassador’ of Telangana. She will promote the new ‘state’s interests’ in India and abroad, according to Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Managing Director Jayesh Rajan.

15. What do people preach here?Interesting Facts Of Telangana

The religious makeup of Telangana is about 85.1% Hindu, 12.7% Muslim, and 1.3% Christian, and 0.9% others.

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