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Ranga Reddy

Located in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Rangareddy is a district, which was formed on 15th August, 1978. The city of Hyderabad serves as the administrative centre of this destination.

Situated in the Central Part of the Deccan Plateau, the destination, on the north is bounded by Medak District and on the south by Mahaboobnagar District. On the east, the destination is surrounded by Nalgonda District, while on the west lies Gulbarga District.

According to the history, the destination until 1948 was under the rule of Nizams of Hyderabad. Formerly, the district was known as Hyderabad Rural District, however later it was renamed as K.V. Ranga Reddy District. This new district was formed from the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad along with some urban areas of Hyderabad District.

Places to Visit around Rangareddy

The Himayath Sagar is a picturesque picnic spot situated at 24 km distance, from the city of Hyderabad. The word ‘sagar’ associated with this lake means ‘ocean’ in Sanskrit and describes well, the massive expanse of water in it. The water of this lake is also placid and unpolluted due to which it largely serves the purpose of drinking water for the twin cities of Andhra Pradesh.

The Shamirpet Lake is a huge lake situated in the Shamirpet Mandal of Rangareddy City. It lies at a distance of 42 km from Hyderabad and is a famous weekend gateway providing fresh air and solitude. Several guest houses present near this lake also facilitate accommodation for the tourists that come to the place.

Maheshwaram is a popular pilgrimage centre situated in the Rangareddy District. The main attraction of the place is the ruins of an ancient Shiva temple. Apart from this temple, the place also comprises two fortresses namely Shiva Ganga and Vishnu Ganga, along with a Kacheri House of Akkanna and Madanna and four ministers of the Bhaktha Ramdas era; as well as the Kodanda Ramalayam and the Shivaji Durgam. Every edifice present at this place can be dated back to more than 500 years. The smaller temples of Maheshwaram are known for their exquisite sculptures and detailed carvings.

Anantagiri Hills are popular sightseeing as well as picnic spots in the Rangareddy District. These hills form a part of the Anantagiri Hill Range and are a popular hill station and an upcoming summer resort. This place mainly comprises ancient cave like structures and several bathing ghats. It is also home to the Ananthaswamy Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Ananta Padhmanabha and is considered to have been built many centuries ago, by a Muslim king. This temple also depicts instances of the past of this land. Surroundings of these hills comprise thick forests providing a salubrious climate to the place.

The Village of Chilkur is a small village situated in the premises of Himayath Sagar Lake of Rangareddy District. This village is not only a scenic spot, but is also a religious site due to the presence of a large Balaji temple at the place. Situated close to the Sagar Lake, the temple is an ancient one and is dedicated to Lord Balaji. Chilkur is also home to a National Deer Park, which was established with the purpose of protecting and nurturing the fauna of this region.

Durgam Cheruvu is another significant lake of the Rangareddy District. This lake is the most unspoilt and the quietest one in the region. Its surroundings include unique rock mounds, whose presence here marks the boundaries of the plateau of this lake. The ‘Cheruvu’ or the lake is also a popular weekend getaway for the urban population. Boat rides, video games and food stalls are other options for spending time here.

Keesaragutta is a unique hillock situated in the district of Rangareddy, which is famous for being home to a thousand Shiva Lingams. This hillock is famous as one of the places where Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva. An ancient temple is also present within its premises, which comprises a unique sand sculpture in its sanctum sanctorum. An archaeological museum is also present near this temple, that contains artefacts dating back to the 4th century AD.

The Ramoji Film City, situated in the Rangareddy District, is a film studio complex, equipped with comprehensive facilities for filmmaking,,that attracts a large number of producers towards it. Guided tours of the complex are provided for visitrs. It also comprises an area that hosts reconstructions from the Mauryan era.

Ocean Park is an amusement and water theme park, located in the centre of the plateau of Rangareddy District. This water park offers activities like sliding, rafting and carousels in the wave pool. It is spread over 20 acres of landscaped gardens and is a popular weekend gateway for the urban population, being situated just 15 km away from the state capital of Hyderabad.

The Osmansagar Dam is one of the biggest dams in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This dam was constructed across River Musi, in 1920. This dam is a popular site due to its surrounding gardens and placid expanse of water.

Sanghi is a temple complex built by the Sanghi Family, in the Rangareddy District. This temple has been built completely in marble and was sculpted by the renowned craftsman Sri Ganapathy Stapathy. This temple complex, collectively called as `Paramanandagiri’, comprises temples of Lord Hanuman, Lord Rama, Lord Ganesha, Lord Venkateshwara, Lord Kartikeya, Goddess Durga and Goddess Ashtalakshmi.

Shilparamam is an architecturally significant village of the Rangareddy District. This village is spread over a total area of 50 acres and is situated in the town of Madhapur, which is also known as the Hi-tech city. This village displays ancient and exquisite arts and crafts of the state of Andhra Pradesh, as well as of India. This village has been involved in the task of promoting the talent of Indian artisans. A vast variety of handicrafts are sold in this village directly by the craftsmen. The village also houses an amphitheatre for folk arts, where daily performances are held to encourage and display the cultural, artistic and aesthetic heritage of India.

 

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