Perched at an altitude of 645 metres above sea level is the city of Karimnagar, which derives its name from Syed Kareemullah Shah Saheb Quadri. Located on the banks of the river Manair, a tributary of the Godavari River, Karimnagar was one of the regional capitals during the Nizam rule. Today, it has emerged as a major business centre due to the presence of numerous industries in the region. The climate of Karimnagar is characterised by hot summers and pleasant winters.
Places to Stay
There are good hotels in Karimnagar. Some of the hotels here are Swetha Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 2200), Nawab’s Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 7000), and City Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) amongst others.
The official language of Karimnagar is Telugu. The other languages spoken include English and Hindi.
The spring festivals of Bathukamma and Onam in the month of February are celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
Some tourist spots in and around Karimnagar are Elgandal Fort (10 km), Ujwala Park, Vemulawada (35 km), Kaleshwaram (125 km), and Tower Circle.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Karimnagar is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad (169 km).
Karimnagar has a railway station of its own connecting to nearby cities.
Karimnagar has a bus stand of its own with buses plying to nearby places such as Hyderabad and Kaleshwaram amongst others. Other than Andhra Pradesh state run buses, private operators such as Megaduth Travels also ply on this route. You don’t have to stand in serpentine queues anymore as you can easily book bus ticket online.