About Institute and Warangal

National Institute of Technology Warangal, formerly known as Regional Engineering College was established in the year 1959. Over the years it has developed into a premier institute of higher learning and is ranked among the top technical education institutions in India. There are 13 Academic Departments offering eight undergraduate and 36 post-graduate programmes besides doctoral programmes. About 6900 students across the country and 40 nations study on the campus. It is a fully residential campus sprawling over 250 acres with excellent infrastructure in the form of state of the art laboratories, library, seminar halls, guest houses and laboratories.

Warangal is the second largest city of the new state of Telangana. It is situated at a distance of 140 km from the state capital Hyderabad (Nearest Airport). It is well connected by Rail (Kazipet Junction is 2 km away and Warangal Station is 12 km away) and by Road (NH 163). Warangal is renowned for its rich historical and cultural heritage. It was the seat of erstwhile Kakatiya dynasty. It is a hub of tourist attractions with a number of historical monuments like Thousand Pillars Temple, Warangal Fort, Bhadrakali Temple, Ramappa Temple and Laknavaram Lake located within a radius of 80 km.

Transportation Department

The Transportation Division of the Department of Civil Engineering started M.Tech programme in Transportation Engineering in the year 1968. This is the first Institution in India, which started a full-fledged M.Tech Degree Program in Transportation Engineering under the able guidance of Prof. Martin Ekse of Washington State University, USA, and Prof. V.V. Sylyanov of Moscow Automobile and Road Construction Institute, USSR, and other distinguished experts in India. Since its inception, the Transportation Division is actively engaged in Research and Consultancy Projects covering Transportation Planning, Traffic Engineering, and Pavement Engineering.

The Transportation Division has been recognized by the MHRD as well as by MoUD as Center of Excellence in the areas of Transportation Engineering and Urban Transportation, respectively. It is also recognized as Principal Technical Agency (PTA) and State Technical Agency (STA) by National Rural Roads Development Agency (NRRDA), Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, New Delhi.

Department of Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering offers an Undergraduate program in Civil Engineering and seven Postgraduate programs in Engineering Structures, Water Resource Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, RS & GIS, Construction Technology and Management, and Environmental Engineering. The Department has well experienced faculty and well-established laboratories. The department has been active in carrying out research, organizing capacity building programs and industry extension services. The Department has liaison with reputed industries and R&D organizations like CRRI, CIRT, Urban Development Authorities, Municipal Corporations, Traffic Police, SRTCs, CES, RITES, LASA, SPAN, STUP, L&T, Singareni Collieries, Roads & Buildings Dept., PR Engineering Dept., Irrigation & CAD Dept., APGENCO and TSGENCO

About Warangal City

Warangal, a historic city, was the capital city of the famous Kakatiya Kingdom during the 12th to 14th century A.D. There are many Intricately carved monuments built by the Kakatiyas in this region. The 1000 pillar Temple, the Warangal fort and the Ramappa Temple bear testimony to the historic period. Warangal has been identified as a heritage city by the UNESCO.

Laknavaram Lake, Pakhal Lake and the Eturu Nagaram Reserve Forests are excellent tourist attractions. There are also many scenic water falls near by.

The city is well connected by road and rail network to the rest of the country. The nearest Airport is at Hyderabad, another historic city and capital of Telangana, at a distance of about 170 km from Warangal.

Historical Places Near Warangal

Warangal is recognized as one of the best heritage cities of India. It is 145 km away from the state capital Hyderabad. It is also the second largest city in the state of Telangana. The city's name is derived from the Telugu word Orugallu; 'Oru' which means one and the word 'gallu' meaning stone. The city was the capital of the great Kakatiya rulers who reigned between 12th and 14th centuries

Thousand Pillar Temple

Many Hindu temples were developed under the patronage of Ganapati Deva, Rudrama Devi and Prataparudra who were of Kakatiya dynasty. The Thousand Pillar Temple was believed to be constructed during the period between 1175-1324 CE by order of the king, Rudra Deva. It stands out to be a masterpiece and achieved major heights in terms of architectural skills by the ancient Kakatiya vishwakarma sthapathis.

Bhadrakali Temple

The temple is believed to be built in 625 A.D by the King Pulakeshin II of Chalukya dynasty to commemorate his victory over Vengi region of Andhra Desham, as per the writings on the temple wall.

Kakatiya kings later have adopted the temple and considered Goddess Bhadrakali as their "Kula Devatha". A lake was also built by Ganapatideva adjacent to the temple. Due to the fall of Kakatiya dynasty to the Muslim rulers of Delhi, the temple lost its prominence. In 1950, the temple was renovated by Sri Ganapathi Sastri a devi upasaka along with the help of a local merchant and other affluent locals.

Warangal Fort

Warangal Fort, in Warangal district, Telangana in India. Appears to have existed since at least the 12th century when it was the capital of the Kakatiya dynasty. The fort has four ornamental gates, known as Kakatiya Kala Thoranam, that originally formed the entrances to a now ruined great Shiva temple. The Kakatiyan arch has been adopted and officially incorporated into the Emblem of Telangana after the state bifurcation. The Fort is included in the "tentative list" of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Monument was submitted by the Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO on 10/09/2010.

Ramappa Temple

The Ramappa temple has been referred as the brightest star in the network of medieval temples in the Deccan region. Another striking feature of this temple is that it is built with bricks that are so light that they can easily float on water. The temple which is situated in a valley took nearly 40 years to be completed. The Ramappa temple finds its hold on a 6 feet high platform on a cruciform plan. The temple's chamber is crowned with a shikharam and is surrounded by pradakshinapatha.

Medaram (Sammakka & Saralamma)

Sammakka Saralamma Jatara or Medaram Jatara is a tribal Hindu festival of honouring the goddesses celebrated in the state of Telangana, India. The Jatara begins at Medaram. Medaram is a village in Warangal district, Telangana, India. A popular religious congregation or Jatara called "Samakka sarakka" jatara takes place for three days biennially in this village. Sammakka-Sarakka Jatara held by forest dwelling Koya tribe of Telangana and surrounding States, is the biggest Tribal festival in Asia which is attended by two crore people on an average.

Bogatha Waterfall

Situated in Koyaveerapuram G, (Wazeedu Mandal) in Khammam district, Bogatha Waterfall is 120 km away from Bhadrachalam, and 329 km away from Hyderabad. The distance has come down from 440 km because of the newly constructed Eturnagaram bridge on National Highway 202

Laknavaram Lake

Laknavaram Lake is a lake located in Govindaraopet mandal, about 80km from Warangal, Telangana. The lake is spread over an area of 10,000 acres and holds about 2.135 tmcft of water. It irrigates over 3,500 acres of land. It was built by Kakatiya kings. It has about 13 islands in it and has a 160 metres long hanging bridge, which connects three islands. It is surrounded by a thick deciduous forest and it is a very popular tourist spot. The new facilities including cottages, a viewing tower, a pantry, and a ferry from the main banks to the island amidst the serene waters have been opened for the nature loving tourists.

Pakhal Lake

The great Kakatiya, Telugu king Ganapati Deva has constructed Pakhal lake in the deepest forest area for the future uses of farmland for agriculture purpose. Now approximately 3Lakh Acres of the area is surviving under it. Kakatiya rulers have lot of future plannings to make people's lives better. They used so many kinds of engineering technologies in the constructions..they built Ramappa temple on a lake, as well as thousand pillars temples at Hanamkonda is constructed on sand land and still surviving for past thousand years and they will be standing so strongly other 2 to 3 thousand years so proudly after our generation.

Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary

Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary located in Eturnagaram village in Jayashankar district in Telangana, India. It is located 250 km (160 mi) away from Hyderabad.

Telangana has splendid wildlife reserves, one of such is the Eturnagaram wildlife sanctuary, which is 100 km (62 mi) from Warangal. The sanctuary is located near the Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Telangana border. It is one of the oldest sanctuaries of Telangana. In the year 1952 on 30 January the erstwhile Hyderabad Government because of its rich bio-diversity declared it as a sanctuary.

The land is undulating from steep slopes to gentle slopes from west to east. Three-quarters of the area consist of a plain while the rest is hilly with many streams and springs. Godavari river passes through the sanctuary. The vegetation here is tropical dry deciduous with teak and other trees of good quality standing 60 ft (18 m) and above. The biennial festival of Sammakka Saralamma Jatara is held in the sanctuary.