Telangana, the 29th state of Indian Union was carved out of Andhra Pradesh on 2nd June 2014, with Hyderabad as the joint capital of the two states for next ten years. The new state roughly covers the area between Godavari and Krishna rivers on the Deccan Plateau, corresponding to the Telegu speaking area of the erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad. The name Telangana has been derived from ‘Trilinga Desa’ of the country of three lingas, as the region is marked by three sacred Shivalingas perched on three hills – Kaleshwaram, Srisailam and Draksharama. The region flourished under the great Kakatiyas (1083 – 1323) of Warangal, especially under the reign of Ganapatideva, which is regarded as the golden period.
Main languages: Telegu, Urdu, English, Hindi
When to go: October to February
Getting There & Away: How to reach Telangana
Road: NH-44 and NH-63 connects Telangana with Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, NH-65 and NH-167 connects Karnataka and NH-163 and NH-30 are the connector between Telangana & Chattisgarh. Telangana is also well connected by its 25 State Highways.
Rail: Secunderabad Junction, Bhongir, Lingampally Station, Hyderabad Deccan, Kamareddi, Kazipet, Nalgonda, Nizambad and Warangal are few important Rail junctions.
Air: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad is the busiest and most important Air base. Other Airports are Warangal Airport and Begumpet Airport.