A report on Karnataka

Mallikarjuna temple and Kashi Vishwanatha temple at Pattadakal, built successively by the kings of the Chalukya Empire and Rashtrakuta Empire, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Chief Minister Dr. Devaraj Urs announcing the new name of the Mysore state as 'Karnataka'
Jog Falls, formed by Sharavathi River, are the second-highest plunge waterfalls in India.
Political map of Indian state of Karnataka with the official names of its 31 districts.
emblem of Karnataka
Infosys, a Bengaluru-headquartered information-technology company,
A yakshagana artist
Vishnu image inside the Badami Cave Temple Complex number 3. The complex is an example of Indian rock-cut architecture.
Gomateswara (982–983) at Shravanabelagola is an important centre of Jain pilgrimage.
Halmidi inscription (450 CE) is the earliest attested inscription in the Kannada language.
Indian Institute of Science is one of the premier institutes of India.
Literacy rates of Karnataka districts
Anil Kumble, former captain of the Indian Test team and spin legend, is the highest wicket-taker for India in international cricket.
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
The state bird, Indian roller
Bengal tigers at Bannerghatta National Park near Bangalore
Chennakesava Temple is a model example of the Hoysala architecture, later repaired in the 16th century with financial support and grants by the Vijayanagara Emperors.
Gol Gumbaz at Bijapur has the second largest pre-modern dome in the world after the Byzantine Hagia Sophia.
Mysore Palace in the evening, the official residence and seat of the Wodeyar dynasty, the rulers of Mysore of the Mysore Kingdom, the royal family of Mysore.

State in the southwestern region of India.

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The Hesaraghatta Lake in Bangalore


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The Hesaraghatta Lake in Bangalore
Sunset over the city from Nagawara
Lord Shiva statue at Shivoham Shiva Temple
Infosys headquarters in Bangalore
Mercedes-Benz R&D in Whitefield, Bangalore
World Trade Center Bangalore at Rajajinagar
The Kempegowda International Airport is located in Devanahalli.
Namma Metro (Green line)
BMTC's Vajra buses are a popular in the IT corridor. It was introduced in 2005 BMTC is the first RTC to do so in India. Special Volvo buses to airports are known as Vayu Vajra.
Indian Cartoon Gallery, Bangalore
National Law School of India University, a premier law university
The Chinnaswamy Stadium During a Test Match
Aerial view of Sree Kanteerava Stadium
Banner unveiled by fans at Bengaluru FC vs Shillong Lajong on 7 January 2017.

Bangalore, officially Bengaluru , is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Karnataka.


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Maharashtra (, abbr.

Maharashtra (, abbr.

Late Harappa figure from Daimabad hoard, Indus Valley Civilization
2nd century BCE Karla Caves are a group of Buddhist caves near Lonavala
Bibi Ka Maqbara, a replica of the Taj Mahal, was built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb
Statue of Shivaji opposite Gateway of India in South Mumbai
The Bombay-Poona Mail Train of the GIPR company in 1907
Dried up the Godavari at Puntamba, Ahmadnagar district after a poor Monsoon
A Bengal tiger in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
Divisions of Maharashtra, along with their respective districts (With Palghar district formed in 2014 from the northern part of Thane district)
Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai. Hinduism is the dominant religion in Maharashtra
Mantralaya or administrative headquarters of Maharashtra state government in South Mumbai
The Bombay High Court, one of the oldest high courts in India
Mumbai is a major contributor to the economy of Maharashtra
Freshly grown sugarcane, agriculture is the second leading occupation in Maharashtra
Mumbai–Nashik Expressway
Students at a state-run primary school in Raigad district.
Founded in 1887, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) is one of the oldest engineering colleges in Asia
Situated in Pune, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune was established in 1948 after the Indian independence.
Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (Agricultural University) at Akola
A Primary Healthcare center in the village of Amboli in Pune district
Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station, the state's power production source
Maharashtrian Veg Thali
Misal Paav, a popular dish from Maharashtra
A Girl and a Woman dressed in traditional Maharashtrian Nauvari lugada (nine-yard sari)
Lavani performance
Playwright Vijay Tendulkar
P L Deshpande (in center), one of the most popular authors in Marathi language
Times of India building in Mumbai
Children playing cricket in a farm outside the village of Chinawal in Jalgaon.
Night-time skyline of Downtown Mumbai at Nariman Point
Ganeshotsav festival in Pune
Khandoba mandir of Lord Khandoba in Jejuri
Venna Lake at Mahabaleshwar
Indian Tigers at Tadoba Tiger reserve
Pandharpur, a Hindu pilgrimage centre in the state

It is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, the Indian states of Karnataka and Goa to the south, Telangana to the southeast and Chhattisgarh to the east, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to the north, and the Indian union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu to the northwest.

Andhra Pradesh

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Andhra Pradesh (, abbr.

Andhra Pradesh (, abbr.

Telugu Thalli
Rajmahal of Chandragiri Fort
Gandikota fort view
Archaeological Museums map of Andhra Pradesh
Mangrove forest near Kakinada
Map of Andhra Pradesh
District court, Guntur
West Godavari district Collectorate complex, Eluru
Telugu Talli Statue near Kondareddy Buruju, Kurnool
Visakhapatnam is an important commercial hub of the state
Visakhapatnam skyline, overlooking seaport
Aerial View of Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL)
Isuzu Motors India manufacturing plant aerial view
Tech Mahindra Development Centre, Visakhapatnam
CELKON Manufacturing plant at Tirupati
Mangampet Barytes
Rayalaseema Thermal Power Station
Srisailam Hydel power project
Kondapalli Toys at a house in Vijayawada
Kuchipudi dance
Vegetarian Andhra meal, served on important occasions
Undavalli Caves, is a monolithic example of Indian rock-cut architecture and one of the finest testimonials to ancient viswakarma sthapathis.
Gandikota Canyon
Vijayawada-Guntur Expressway section of NH 16
NH 140 near Tirupati
Vijayawada railway station
Map of airports and airstrips of Andhra Pradesh
Map of seaports in Andhra Pradesh
Visakhapatnam seaport
A ship at the Visakhapatnam port
Map of universities in Andhra Pradesh
Agriculture University, Guntur
ICI Tirupati
SVU Admin Building
S V Agricultural College Tirupati
SPA Vijayawada
Satish Dhawan Space Centre [SDSC], Sriharikota, Nellore
Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam
Andhra Pradesh topographical map
Krishna River at Srisailam
Srikalahasti Temple
Venkateswara Temple, Tirumala
Rock-cut Buddha statue at Bojjannakonda near Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam.
Lush green farms in Konaseema, East Godavari
Map of Sugar industries in Andhra Pradesh

It is bordered by Telangana to the north-west, Chhattisgarh to the north, Odisha to the north-east, Tamil Nadu to the south, Karnataka to the west and the Bay of Bengal to the east.

Clockwise from top: Vagator Beach, Church and Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Shanta Durga Temple, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Goa and Gallery de Fontainhas


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State on the southwestern coast of India within the Konkan region, geographically separated from the Deccan highlands by the Western Ghats.

State on the southwestern coast of India within the Konkan region, geographically separated from the Deccan highlands by the Western Ghats.

Clockwise from top: Vagator Beach, Church and Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Shanta Durga Temple, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Goa and Gallery de Fontainhas
Usgalimal rock engravings
The Se Cathedral at Old Goa, built-in 1619, is an example of Portuguese architecture and is one of the largest churches in Asia.
Goa coastline at Dona Paula
Picture of coastline of Vasco da Gama, Goa, taken from an aircraft's window.
Talukas of Goa. Talukas in green shades belong to North Goa district, and orange denote South Goa district.
Idyllic scenery in Salcete
Goa Assembly
Coconut palm trees are a ubiquitous symbol of Goa
Rice paddies are common in rural Goa.
Hindu-Christianity Unity Memorial at Miramar Beach.
Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church in Panaji
Shanta Durga temple at Kavlem.
India Goa Film Festival
Fatorda Stadium
Goa International Airport, new terminal building
Most of Goa is well connected by roads.
Government-run Kadamba buses at a bus station in Goa
Motorcycle Taxi or "Pilots"
Margao railway station
The Mahadev Temple, attributed to the Kadambas of Goa; in what is today Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park.
Gold coins issued by the Kadamba king of Goa, Shivachitta Paramadideva. Circa 1147–1187 CE.
Dudhsagar Waterfalls in August.
Train passing next to the Dudhsagar Falls.
Lower half of Dudhsagar Falls.
Train carrying iron ore to Marmagao Port, Vasco.
Commercial area in Panaji.
Goan prawn curry, a popular dish throughout the state.
Pork vindaloo is a popular Goan curry dish in the state and around the world.
Chamuças, Goan samosas
Traditional Goan fish curry
The House of the Seven Gables in Margao.
Velha Goa Galeria, in Panaji.
Goa University
Carmel College for Women is affiliated to Goa University. It was established more than 50 years to aid in closing the education gender gap.
Goa Medical College, previously called Escola Médico–Cirúrgica de Goa.

It is located between the Indian states of Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea forming its western coast.

Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu (, abbr.

Tamil Nadu (, abbr.

Keeladi, a Sangam Era Excavation Site, Sangam period
The Chola Empire at its greatest extent, during the reign of Rajendra Chola I in 1030
Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal at Madurai
Fort Dansborg at Tharangambadi built by the Danish
Thiruvilliputhur Andal Temple Gopuram has been adopted as the official Seal of Tamil Nadu.
Topographic map of Tamil Nadu
Western Ghats traverse along the western border of Tamil Nadu
Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve has the largest elephant population in India.
Madras High Court, Chennai
Districts of Tamil Nadu
Fort St. George hosts the Chief Secretariat of the government of Tamil Nadu.
Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health in Velankanni is a popular Christian pilgrimage site.
Asia's first Genderqueer Pride parade in Madurai with Anjali Gopalan and Gopi Shankar Madurai (2012)
Children in an elementary school in Mayiladuthurai
Agricultural farm in Nagapattinam
Agriculture forms a major portion of the state's economy.
Kanchipuram hand loom silk sarees
TIDEL Park Coimbatore; Coimbatore is one of the leading IT/ITS centers in India.
A view of the NH 544 expressway between Coimbatore and Salem in Tamil Nadu
Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station, one of India's major railway stations
Chennai International Airport, one of India's major international airports.
V.O. Chidambaranar Port Authority in Thoothukudi, one of India's major seaports
Wind farm in Muppandal and Aralvaimozhi region near Nagercoil
Kamuthi Solar Power Project
Seventh century paintings in the Sittanavasal Cave, Pudukottai
Jallikattu – A traditional sport conducted as a part of Pongal celebrations
Man riding an elephant in a Pongal Festival Parade in Namakkal
M. S. Subbulakshmi was the first musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor.
M. G. Ramachandran, was the first actor turned chief minister in India. He has been awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor.
Nilgiri Mountain Railway has been described as an essential experience of the Western Ghats.
Kallanai or Grand Anicut, an ancient dam built on the Kaveri River in Thanjavur district by Karikala Chola around the 2nd century CE<ref>{{cite news |title=Flowing waters for fertile fields |url=http://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/kids/article2408778.ece |newspaper=The Hindu |date=29 August 2011 |location=India |first=M. |last=Balaganessin |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20120717220026/http://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/kids/article2408778.ece |archive-date=17 July 2012 |url-status=dead}}</ref><ref name="kallanai_googlebook">{{cite book |last=Singh |first=Vijay P. |author2=Ram Narayan Yadava |title=Water Resources System Operation: Proceedings of the International Conference on Water and Environment |publisher=Allied Publishers |year=2003 |url=https://books.google.com/books?id=Bge-0XX6ip8C&q=kallanai&pg=PA508 |isbn=978-81-7764-548-4 |page=508}}</ref><ref name="kallanai_oldest">{{cite web |url=http://www.hindunet.org/saraswati/traditionwater.pdf |title=This is the oldest stone water-diversion or water-regulator structure in the world |access-date=27 May 2007 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20070206130842/http://www.hindunet.org/saraswati/traditionwater.pdf |archive-date=6 February 2007}}</ref><ref>{{cite encyclopedia |url=http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9021884/Cauvery-River |title=Cauvery River – Britannica Online Encyclopedia |encyclopedia=Britannica.com |access-date=23 September 2013 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20080726171728/http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9021884/Cauvery-River |archive-date=26 July 2008 |url-status=live}}</ref>
Shore Temple built by the Pallavas at Mamallapuram during the 8th century, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Vettuvan Koil, the unfinished temple is believed to have been built during the 8th century by Pandyas in Kalugumalai, a panchayat town in Thoothukudi district.
The granite gopuram (tower) of Brihadisvara Temple, 1010 CE
Airavatesvara Temple built by Rajaraja Chola II in the 12th century CE
The pyramidal structure above the sanctum at Brihadisvara Temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram
Brihadisvara Temple Entrance Gopurams at Thanjavur
Ravichandran Ashwin – Cricket
Dinesh Karthik – Cricket
Adam Sinclair – Field hockey
Viswanathan Anand – Chess
P. V. Nandhidhaa – Chess Woman Grandmaster
Ramkumar Ramanathan – Tennis
Raj Bharath – Motorsport
Mariyappan Thangavelu (left most) – High jump
Mahesh Bhupathi – Tennis
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Lying in the southern-most part of the Indian peninsula, Tamil Nadu is bordered by the Indian union territory of Puducherry and the states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh, as well as an international maritime border with Sri Lanka.


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The Halmidi inscription at Halmidi village, in old-Kannada, is usually dated to AD 450 (Kadamba Dynasty)
Old-Kannada inscription dated AD 578 (Badami Chalukya dynasty), outside Badami cave no.3
Old-Kannada inscription of c. AD 726, discovered in Talakad, from the rule of King Shivamara I or Sripurusha (Western Ganga Dynasty)
Old-Kannada inscription of the 9th century (Rashtrakuta Dynasty) at Durga Devi temple in Hampi, Karnataka
The famous Atakur inscription (AD 949) from Mandya district, a classical Kannada composition in two parts; a fight between a hound and a wild boar, and the victory of the Rashtrakutas over the Chola dynasty in the famous battle of Takkolam
Old Kannada inscription dated AD 1057 of Western Chalukya King Someshvara I at Kalleshwara Temple, Hire Hadagali in Bellary district
Old-Kannada inscription ascribed to King Vikramaditya VI (Western Chalukya Empire), dated AD 1112, at the Mahadeva Temple in Itagi, Koppal district of Karnataka state
Old-Kannada inscription of AD 1220 (Hoysala Empire) at Ishwara temple of Arasikere town in the Hassan district
Kannada inscription dated 1509, of King Krishnadevaraya (Vijayanagara Empire), at the Virupaksha temple in Hampi describes his coronation
Kannada inscription dated 1654, at Yelandur with exquisite relief
Shankha Jain Basadi at Lakshmeshwar where the famous Adikavi Pampa wrote the Adipurana in Kannada language
Shankha Jain Basadi temple at Lakshmeshwar where the notable Adikavi Pampa wrote the Adipurana in Kannada language

Kannada ( ಕನ್ನಡ, ) is a classical Dravidian language spoken predominantly by the people of Karnataka in the southwestern region of India.

Extent of Vijayanagara Empire, 1446, 1520 CE

Vijayanagara Empire

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Based in the Deccan Plateau region of South India.

Based in the Deccan Plateau region of South India.

Extent of Vijayanagara Empire, 1446, 1520 CE
Panorama of the Battle of Talikota (1565). In the right panel, Husain Shah (riding a horse) orders the decapitation of Ramaraya (reigned 1542-65), the defeated ruler of Vijaianagara. Ta'rif-i Husain Shahi (Chronicle of Husain Shah).
Kannada inscription of King Krishnadeva Raya, dated 1509, at the Virupaksha temple in Hampi, describing his coronation and the construction of the large open mantapa
Medieval City of Vijayanagara, a reconstructed ancient market place and plantation at the royal center Hampi
Gajashaala or elephant's stable, built by the Vijayanagar rulers for their war elephants
Horizontal friezes in relief on the outer wall enclosure of Hazara Rama temple, depicting life in the empire
Nāga, snake worship in Hampi
Painted ceiling from the Virupaksha temple depicting Hindu mythology, 14th century
Virupaksha Temple, Hampi
Ugra Narasimha monolith at Hampi
Ornate pillars, Virupaksha temple Hampi
Wall panel relief in Hazare Rama Temple at Hampi
Poetic inscription in Kannada by Vijayanagara poet Manjaraja (c.1398)
Temple car at the Vittala temple in Hampi
Aerial view of the Meenakshi Temple, Madurai. The temple was rebuilt by the Nayaks rulers under the Vijayanagar Empire

The empire is named after its capital city of Vijayanagara, whose ruins surround present day Hampi, now a World Heritage Site in Karnataka, India.

1652 Sanson Map of India


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1652 Sanson Map of India
Lopo Vaz de Sampaio, Viceroy of Portuguese India, established Portuguese factories in Mangalore in 1526, which lasted until 1695.
A pen and ink drawing of Mangalore Fort made in 1783, after it had been taken over by the British East India Company
The tower at Light House Hill, Hampankatta, served as a lookout for the British.
Sunset at Netravati Bridge
A schematic map showing the tourist places in Mangalore city
Cognizant campus in Mangalore
Syndicate Bank at Hampankatta
Mangalore City Corporation at Lalbagh
KMC Hospital in Mangalore
National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) in Surathkal is among the premier institutes of India
Jet bridge at the Mangalore International Airport
Clock Tower to Nehru Maidan Road
World Konkani Centre in Mangalore
Neer dosa, a variant of dosa and pundi (rice ball), are native to Mangalore
All India Radio's FM tower at Kadri
Mangalore Golf Course at Pilikula
Panambur Beach
Dome of the Swami Vivekananda 3D Planetarium

Mangalore, officially known as Mangaluru, is a major port city of the Indian state of Karnataka.


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State on the Malabar Coast of India.

State on the Malabar Coast of India.

Portrait of Parashurama by Raja Ravi Varma relating to Keralolpathi.
Poovar is often identified with Biblical Ophir
Portrait of the sword of Zamorins of Kozhikode, relating to the legend of Cheraman Perumal.
Ancient Silk Road map showing the then trade routes. The spice trade was mainly along the water routes (blue).
Names, routes and locations of the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea (1st century CE)
Ezhimala, the early historic headquarters of Mushika dynasty, which was succeeded by the kingdom of Kannur later.
Quilon Syrian copper plates granted to Saint Thomas Christians by Venad (Kollam) ruler Sthanu Ravi Varma, testified about merchant guilds and trade corporations in Early Medieval Kerala. The sixth plate also contains a number of signatures of the witnesses to the grant in Arabic (Kufic script), Middle Persian (cursive Pahlavi script) and Judeo-Persian (standard square Hebrew script).
A panorama of port Kozhikode, shows several types of ships, shipbuilding, net fishing, dinghy traffic and a rugged, sparsely populated interior (Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg's atlas Civitates orbis terrarum, 1572)
Uru, a type of ship that was historically used for maritime trade, built at Beypore, Kozhikode
A 1652 Map of India (Malabar Coast is highlighted separately on the right side)
The path Vasco da Gama took to reach Kozhikode (black line) in 1498, which was also the discovery of a sea route from Europe to India, and eventually paved way for the European colonisation of Indian subcontinent.
Bolgatty Palace, built in 1744 by Dutch Malabar, also acted as the British Residency in Kochi
The Mattancherry Palace at Kochi was built and gifted by the Portuguese as a present to the Kingdom of Cochin around 1545
Bekal Fort at Kasaragod built in 1650 CE, the largest fort in Kerala
British Residency in Asramam, Kollam
A 1744 map of Malabar Coast (Malabar coast is on the left side)
Kanakakkunnu Palace at Thiruvananthapuram. Thiruvananthapuram became a major city on Malabar Coast after the ruler Marthanda Varma annexed all minor kingdoms up to Cochin to form Travancore in 18th century CE.
Kerala in British India (1909). Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Kochi, and Kannur, were the major cities of the state at that time as indicated in the map
Topography of Kerala
Administrative Subdivisions
Coconuts are an important regional cash crop.
Infopark, Kochi
Jackfruits are the state fruit, and are a cultural icon of Kerala.
A paddy field at Palakkad, also known as The Granary of Kerala
Black pepper is an important cash crop in Kerala, which leads the country in production.
Cheena vala (Chinese fishing net)
A panoramic view of Vyttila Mobility Hub integrated transit terminal in the city of Kochi
KSRTC Bus Station at Kozhikode
Kochi Metro train at Palarivattom Metro station
Cochin International Airport, the first airport in the world to be fully powered by solar energy
Cranes at the Cochin Shipyard
The Population pyramid of Kerala
Participants at a pride parade in Thrissur in October 2018
Human Development Index map for Indian states in 2006, as calculated by Government of India and United Nations Development Programme.
Malayala Manorama office in Kottiyam, Kollam
The annual snake boat race is performed during Onam on the Pamba River
Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi.

It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west.


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State in India situated on the south-central stretch of the Indian peninsula on the high Deccan Plateau.

State in India situated on the south-central stretch of the Indian peninsula on the high Deccan Plateau.

Ramagiri Fort ruins at Kalvacherla in Peddapalli district is an ancient fort initially built by the Sathavahanas and modified many times by other dynasties till the 16th century.
Kota Gullu, temple ruins built in the 12th century by Kakatiyas at Ghanpur, Mulug in Warangal district.
Golconda Fort
Telangana and its neighbours
Indian peafowl (Pavo cristatus) near Hyderabad
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple in Yadadri
Telangana at the time of formation on 2 June 2014.
Telangana new districts created in 2016
Telangana Legislative Assembly building
Coal Handling Ropeway near Manuguru, Bhadradri Kothagudem district.
Paddy fields in Warangal district
The HITEC City is a major IT hub of Hyderabad
Kuntala Waterfall in Adilabad district
The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) Bus
The Kacheguda AC Double Decker Express of South Central Railway zone.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
Sammakka Saralamma Jatara is a famous Hindu festival in Telangana
Kakatiya Kala Thoranam within the Warangal Fort
Sita Ramachandraswamy temple, Bhadrachalam
Main gate of NIT Warangal
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

Telangana is bordered by the states of Maharashtra to the north, Chhattisgarh to the northeast, Karnataka to the west, and Andhra Pradesh to the east and south.