A historical town, Nalgonda, has traces of Paleolithic and Neolithic age stones. This town was earlier called as Nilagiri. The name Nalgonda comes from Nalla meaning (black) and Konda (hill). This is a major town in Andhra Pradesh and one of the oldest places with the Ashoka Pillar. Nalgonda is also home to the emerald Someswara Temple, Chaya Someswara Temple and Venkateswara temple. There is a major bypass to this town along the National Highway 9.
Places to Stay
There are budget hotels in Nalgonda. Some of these hotels are Annapurna Lodging (Tariff – Rs.218), Punnami Lodge (Tariff – Rs.263) and Bhavya Lodge (Tariff – Rs.307).
The official language spoken in Nalgonda is Telugu.
The important festivals celebrated in Nalgonda are Sankranti in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Ugadi in March, Varalakshmi Vratam in August, Dussehra and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many places of tourist attraction in and around Nalgonda. These places are Musi Reservoir (39 km), Yarasani Gudem Cheruvu (13 km), Panagal Reservoir (19 km), Munipampula Lake (28 km) and Valigonda situated 31 km away from this town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, is 99 km away from Nalgonda.
Nalgonda Railway Station is 19 km away from the village. This railway station connects the town to other states.
There are many state-run and private bus operators that ply on this route. Booking bus tickets online is very convenient as you can book from the confines of your home.