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.
It is also believed that the Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy temple is one of the three temples of Lord Shiva of Trilinga Desham. All the three temples are considered as Jyotirlingas that ornament the three corners of Telugu Land. The other two temples constituting the Trilinga Desam are at the Draksharamam and Srisailam. The Jayashankar Bhupalpally temple boasts of several unique features, one of which is the hole in the Mukteshwara linga which can never be filled with water. The reason behind it is still a wonder. Many researchers have failed to provide any explanation for this. However, there are a few indications of a possible underground passage which goes all the way to the River Godavari which could provide a logical explanation. Another special attraction of this temple is the interesting sculpture of the fish idol.
How to Reach:
Fly to Hyderabad and travel by car, Train or Bus. Alternatively, Flying to Nagpur and then take a car to Kaleshwaram. Kaleshwaram is 214 km away Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD), Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Kaleshwaram is 275 km away Sonegaon Airport (NAG), Nagpur, Maharashtra
Nearest Railway station to Kaleshwaram is ramagundam. Take train to Ramagundam from Hyderabad and then travel by bus to Kaleshwaram. There are number of busses available from Ramagundam to Kaleshwaram. Warangal, Kazipet Stations are about 110 kilometers and Peddapalli and Ramagundam Stations are about 100 Kilometers distance from Kaleshwaram.
Everyday 60 RTC busses run from, Hyderabad, Warangal, Guntur, Vijayawada, Kamareddy, Karimnagar, Korutla, Metpalli, Godavarikhani, Ramagundam, Husnabad, Peddapalli, Manthani, Narsampet, Parkala depots. From Hyderabad to Kaleshwaram and Kaleshwaram-Hyderabad there is a bus every 30 minutes. By Car: Hyderabad -Siddipet - Karimnagar - Peddapalli - Kaleshwaram This route is about 300 Kilometers and travel time by car may be about 5 hours. Alternate Route Hyderabad - Bhongir - Warangal - Parkal - Kaleshwaram This route is about 260 Kilometers and travel time may be about 4 hours 15 minutes.