Thousand Pillar Temple


The most popular place to visit in Warangal is the Thousand Pillars Temple, located at the base of Hanamkonda hill. It was built in 12th century by the Kakatiya King Rudra Deva. Dedicated primarily to Lord Shiva, this temple is also known by the name of Sri Rudreshwara Swamy Temple. At this temple, three deities- Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Surya are worshipped. They are known as Trikutalayam. There are three shrines, one for each deity.

Currently under the maintenance of Archaeological Survey of India, Thousand Pillar Temple is known for intricately carved pillars. A massive sculpture of Nandi, carved out of a single rock, is another attraction of this temple. Rock cut elephants and exquisite engravings at the temple are also worth noticing.

  • Thousand pillars temple
  • Thousand Pillar Temple Front View
  • Thousand Pillars Temple
  • Thousand pillars temple main view
  • Temple Front
  • Pillars Temple

How to Reach:

By Air

The nearest airport is at Hyderabad, 150 kms away from Hanmakonda

By Train

The nearest railway Station is located at Kazipet Junction at a distance of 10 km.

By Road

Just 2 km from Hanamkonda Bus station