Excursion to visit Thousand Pillar Temple, Warangal Fort & Kakatiya Kala Thoranam
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See the highlights of history-filled Warangal during this full-day private excursion from Hyderabad. See thousand-year-old pillar carvings at Rudreswara Swamy Temple, learn about the unique design under the Kakatiya dynasty of 12th-century Warangal Fort, and explore a lake and rock statues in scenic Kakatiya Musical Garden. Guided tours include admission tickets and door-to-door transportation.
Pick up from your hotel for full day excursion visit to Warangal. Visit -
The Thousand Pillar Rudreswara Temple - one of the fine and earliest available examples of Kakatiya art, architecture and sculpture. It was built by Rudra Deva, and named after him as ‘Sri Rudreswara Swamy temple with the presiding deity as Rudreswara, in 1163 AD in the style of later Chalukyan and early Kakatiyan Architecture, star-shaped and triple shrined (Trikutalaya). The temple is a fine specimen of architecture and sculpture with One thousand pillars. There are richly carved pillars, perforated screens, exquisite icons; rock cut elephants and the monolithic dolerite Nandi as components of the temple. Strengthening of foundations like sandbox technique, the skill of Kakatiya sculptors is manifest in adroit craftsmanship and flawless ivory carving technique in their art. The ingenuity of Kakatiya sculptors is visible in likes of lathe turned, and shiny polish in dolerite and granite stone sculpture and craft work of Nava Rangamandapa.
Warangal Fort - built by King Ganapathi in 13th century and completed by his daughter Rudrama Devi, in 1261 A.D., The fort has two walls, with the traces of the third. The fort has 45 towers and pillars spread over a radius of 19 km, and a temple of Mother Earth called ‘Swayambhudevi Alayam’ in the middle. The Warangal Fort was a huge construction with three distinct circular strongholds surrounded by a moat. Four paths with decorative and lofty gateways known as Keerthi Thorana or Hamsa Thorana, set according to the cardinal points, lead to the center where a huge Shiva Temple (Swayambhu Gudi) once existed.
Kakatiya Kala Thoranam - The Warangal Fort has four ornamental gates which originally formed the gates to the destroyed great Shiva temple which are known as. The arch was built around 12th century during the rule of the Kakatiya dynasty. The Monument is included in the "tentative list" of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After sightseeing drive back to Hyderabad and drop off to your hotel.
Transport by private AC deluxe car
Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
Monument entrance fees & activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled water within the vehicle.
Camera charges at monuments.