Gadwal Fort, Mahabubnagar, TS Tourism
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Saleshwaram Telangana Amarnath Yatra
Saleshwaram Temple
Nallamalla Forest, Mahabubnagar.
Gadwal Fort
How To Reach Gadwal Fort
Form City          Via                              Distance (kms)
Hyderabad Jedcherla - Beechupalli - Khandukur 185 kms
Kadapa Mydukur - Nandyal - Kurnool - Beechupalli 260 kms
Kurnool Alampur cross Road - Beechupalli   61 kms
Mahabubnagar Beechupalli - Kothkota - Annasagar   97 kms
Nandyal Kurnool - Beechupalli 134 kms
Nizamabad Kamareddy - Hyderabad - Jedcherla -Beechupalli 361 kms
Srisailam Munnanur-Achampet - Nagarkurnool-Beechupalli 219 kms
Vikarabad Shadnagar - Jedcherla - Kothkota - Beechupalli 198 kms

       According to The Imperial Gazetteer of India, Gadwal Samsthanam was once part of Raichur district (though it is

now in Mahabubnagar district). It was once ruled by a local ruler called Somashekar Ananda Reddy fondly

called somanadri hails from poodoor village. Gadwal has developed around a fort built by the Gadwal ruler Somanadri.

This Gadwal Samsthanam was protected by Mallichetti vamshiyulu. The Nagi Reddy we fondly know Nagappa was an

Ayngarashakulu of Gadwal samsthanam (Raja somanadri was a minor). He died in a war with fanatic sultans. Then

Narsappa succeeded his father Nagappa as Gadwal Samsthanam Ayngarashakulu, but unfortunately for some reason

he had to leave the palace.

Gadwal is known for its world famous handloom jari sarees (Gadwal sarees). The local weavers are talented enough to

weave the 5.5 meters of saree fabric in such a way that it can be folded down to the size of a small match box. Gadwal

Sarees have been very popular since the 1930s. These are cotton sarees with an attached silk border and silk pallow.

One of Gadwal's most notable landmarks is the large dam currently under construction as the Priyadarshini Jurala

Project, with almost 72 gates. It is expected to soon begin generating power.

There is a famous fort from his era. Gadwal also has a Sri Jamla Devi Temple, considered a divine place by many local

Loddi Mallaiah Temple in Nallamalla Forest
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