About Bandankal

Bandankal is located about 53 kms from district headquarters Karimnagar. It is a small village situated in Mustabad Mandal of Karimnagar District in Telangana state, India.

PIN Code of Bandankal is 505404 and Postal Head Office is Mustabad (6 kms.). Bandankal actually lies on the border of Karimnagar and Medak district. People residing here speak Telugu language. Some people also speak English and Urdu languages.

Nearby villages include Jillella and Pothugal (8 kms.), Cheekode and Namapur (10 kms.), Avunoor (12 kms.), Mohinikunta (4 kms.) and Chippalapally (12 kms.). Bandankal has Dubbak Mandal towards its West, Sircilla Mandal and Yellareddipet Mandal towards the North and Chinnakodur Mandal towards the East.


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How to Reach Bandankal

Bandankal is well connected with neighbouring villages and cities. Nearest town is Siddipet which is 27 kms from Bandankal. However, there is no railway station near Bandankal. Kazipet Junction Railway Station is a major railway station 96 kms. from Bandankal.

Other railway stations near Bandankal are Bhiknur Railway station, Talmadla Railway station, Chegunta Railway station, Mirzapali Railway station and Wadiaram Railway station. These stations are all not less than 40 kms. from Bandankal.

Distance of Other Cities from Bandankal

  • Hyderabad: 98 kms.
  • Bhubaneswar: 300 kms.
  • Bhopal: 573 kms.
  • Chennai: 596 kms.
  • Bangalore: 598 kms.
  • Pune: 58 kms.
Nearest airport in Bandankal is Dundigul Air Force Academy. It is situated at a distance of around 76 kms. Other Airports near Bandankal are Dundigul Air Force Academy (76 kms.), Hakimpet Air Force Station (80 kms. and Nizamabad Airport (84 kms.).

Districts Near Bandankal

Districts near Bandankal include Nizamabad district (84 kms.), Warangal district (92 kms.), Hyderabad (98 kms.) and Medak district (98 kms.).

Towns near Bandankal

Towns near Bandankal offer a good stage for selling produce as well as other economic and educational opportunities. Nearest town is Gudur (8 kms.). Other towns near Bandankal are Sirsilla (19 kms.), Siddipet (19 kms.), Bollaram (29 kms.) and Kamareddy (45 kms.).

Tourist Spots Near Bandankal

Beaches near Bandankal

Well, People love to go out for rural tourism and get a firsthand account of people residing in villages. This is what you will enjoy in Bandankal! Simple people leading simple yet joyful lives. If you want to explore regions near Bandankal, you can visit a few beaches near this village.
  • Ennore Beach: 582 kms.
  • Thiruvottiyur Beach: 588 kms.
  • Marina Beach: 600 kms.
  • Santhome Beach: 603 kms.
  • Elliots Beach: 605 kms.


Ujwala Park

A Ride at Karimnagar Ujwala Park!

How about a ride at Ujwala park near Bandankal? No one can resist that! The park was inaugurated in 2001 and is a popular picnic spot near Manair river.

Address:
Ujwala Park
Vemulawada Bypass Road,
Rampur, Karimnagar, Telangana 505001

Reservoir in Karimnagar

Karimnagar is closeby and you can't miss your chance to take some time out and visit the Mid Manair dam, also known as MMD. It is a major irrigation project which is being constructed across Manair river in Manwada village (Boinpally Mandal) of Karimnagar district. The construction of the dam commenced in 2004-2005 as part of Jalayagnam but was delayed due to want of proper rehabilitation of people and other political reasons.

Elgandal Fort or Elgandal Kila

On the banks of Manair river stands the Elgandal Fort which will remind you of past history of this region. It was under the control of Qutub Shahi dynasty, Mughal Empire and also the Nizams of Hyderabad! The fort is also known as Veligundula and is believed to be built during reign of Kakatiya dynasty (1083–1323).

Minarets

There is a secret tunnel connecting Elgandal Fort and Manakondur (9kms. from Karimnagar). On the Eastern Gateway of the fort, there is a Brindavan tank which was built by Zafar-ud-Doula in 1754. It comprises of minarets which oscillate when shaken!

Medak Fort

Medak fort is built on a hillock and is located 100 kms. from state Capital Hyderabad. It was built in the 12th century when Kakatiyan ruler Pratapa Rudra ruled the region. This fort is also referred to as Methuku durgam which means 'cooked rice' in Telugu. The main entrance displays a double-headed 'Gandabherundam' of the Kakatiyas. Then there are other entrances too --- Prathama Dwaram, Simha Dwaram and Gaja Dwaram. Inside the fort premises, there is a 17th century mosque built by Qutub Shahis. From the top of the hillock, you can get a birds-eye-view of the entire Medak city .

Stone buildings at Warangal Fort

Warangal fort was built sometime in the 13th century. Warangal was also the Capital of Kakatiya rulers. Archeologists believe that the brick-walled structure of fort was replaced with stone by Ganapatideva. Later, the gateways, square bastions and circular earthern walls were added by Rudramadevi and Prataparudra II. This monument has been named by ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) as a monument of national importance.

You will be glad to know that former Prime Minister P.V. Narsimha Rao belonged to Karimnagar district!

Economy of Bandankal

Most of the industries are located in areas around Karimnagar. People in Bandankal generally depend on agriculture for their livelihood. They are also employed in industries such as animal husbandry, grain mills, seed rice mills and other processing mills etc. Industries near Karimnagar involve production of tiles, cement concrete pipes, stone dressing and crushing, paper, etc.

Agriculture

Well, with industry, art is not left far behind! You will love to see the Silver filigree work of Karimnagar. Industries near Karimnagar include NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) Ramagundam, Food Corporation of India, Singareni Collieries in Godavarikhani, Kesoram Cement Factory in Basantnagar etc. Karimnagar district is also known for granite, especially the Tan Brown and Maple red type of granite. There are also many stone quarries in various regions of Bandankal.

If you plan a trip to know the culture of people of Telangana, Bandankal is a nice village to visit. Enjoy rural tourism in Telangana!

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