Trip to Warangal – I

Warangal is located about 150 kms from Hyderabad, and is definitely a good weekend getaway for travel starved folks in Hyderabad πŸ˜€ The city was ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty from 12th to 14th centuries, and therefore has many monuments left from that era. While most are in ruins, they still give a glimpse into what might have existed then, as well as showcase some very intricate stone work. It is amazing to realize that these stones have survived eight hundred years!

For more information, see this Wikipedia article on Warangal.

The Warangal Fort housed the center of power. It is surrounded by four massive stone gateways, and (after reading up about it), seems to have been a heavily ‘fortified’ fortress at that time.

Inside Warangal Fort

Inside Warangal Fort

One of the four stone gateways around the fort

Stone pillars inside the fort with intricate work

Through the walls

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4 comments

  1. Vikram Sharma · January 17, 2011

    Beautiful pics! Is the place as good as the pictures?

    • Sonali · January 17, 2011

      Pictures never lie πŸ˜‰

  2. Vikram Sharma · January 17, 2011

    Technology enables most things to lie, including pictures.

    Not doubting the pictures here at all though! πŸ˜€

    • Sonali · January 17, 2011

      πŸ™‚ That’s true. So to be clear – everything in the above pictures represents reality and things as they were. Any post-processing I did was to only reduce the amount of brightness in the photos as it was very sunny.

      So technology wise, that’s the only thing which is different from reality πŸ™‚

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