Places of Interest
KALESHWARAM MUKTESHWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
Kaleshwaram is a town lying on the border of Telangana and Maharashtra. The town is popularly known for its ancient and famous Kaleshwara Mukteshwara Swamy Temple. This is a revered temple is dedicated to the worship of the powerful Lord Shiva. The most iconic aspect in this ancient temple is the presence of two Lingams holding on to a single pedestal or the Panavattam. The temple gets its name Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy mandiram because of the duel presence of Lord Shiva or the Mukteshwara and the other is the Lord Yama or Kaleshwar.
Nainpaka temple, The temple that is believed to have built in the15th or 16th century on a pink stone rock around 25 km to Jayashankar Bhupalpally, unique in style and touted as the one and only in southern India is in a state of shambles.This lesser-known rock-cut temple, a prototype of Sarvatobhadra architecture, which has four deities carved out on a protruded boulder, is a revelation of sorts.Inside the sanctum sanctorum, the carvings of Yoga Narasimha Swamy, Kaleeya Venugopala Swamy, Sri Rama and Balarama, one on each side of east, south, north and west respectively, on a boulder that is a part of the pink stone bedrock on which temple is located, is a visual fiesta.The shrine, which has four functional entrances on cardinal directions could be accessed from all sides, is a masterpiece of Sarvatobhadra architecture. The vimana (upper part) of the ornately sculpted 50-foot gopuram (tower) was made of bricks while the Adhishtana (base) was constructed with the pink stones sliced from the bedrock.
KALESHWARAM LIFT IRRIGATION PROJECT
The Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project or KLIP is a multi-purpose irrigation project on the Godavari River in Kaleshwaram, Bhupalpally, Telangana, India. Currently the world’s largest multi-stage lift irrigation project,its farthest upstream influence is at the confluence of the Pranhita and Godavari rivers. The Pranahita River is itself a confluence of various smaller tributaries including the Wardha, Painganga, and Wainganga rivers which combine to form the seventh-largest drainage basin on the subcontinent, with an estimated annual discharge of more than 6,427,900 acre feet (7,930 cubic hectometres) or 280 TMC. It remains untapped as its course is principally through dense forests and other ecologically sensitive zones such as wildlife sanctuaries.
Rock art is a form of landscape art, which is found only in certain regions of India. Jayashankar Bhupalpally district in Telangana is home to many prehistoric habitation sites. Paleolithic cave paintings have been found at Pandavula Gutta (Regonda mandal). Pandavula Konda (Pandavula Gutta) site was first discovered in the year 1990. The major attraction here is rock climbing