Karimnagar Kotilinga was formerly known as Sabbinadu, the first capital of the Satavahana Empire. It was earlier a part of Hyderabad State before 1 November 1956. The district is spread over an area of 2,128 square kilometers, according to the census, the district has a population of 10, 05,711. It is a popular picnic spot near Karimnagar. Archaeological excavations at Pepda Bonkur, Dhulikatta and Kotilingu suggest that the region was once ruled by Satavahanas, Mauryas and Asaf Jahis. Kagatia near the left bank of the Maner River near the city. The hill fort of Elgandal was built during the period, and was later passed by the hands of Qutb Shah.
Located on the outskirts of the city, near the Lower Mynair Dam, there is a tourist attraction called Ujjwala Park, where tourists relax in a calm environment. The district is also home to many heritage sites such as Nagunur Fort, Dhulikatta, Elgandal Fort, Molanguru Fort, Ramgiri Fort etc. Karimnagar is located 160 km northeast of Hyderabad. Karimnagar was earlier known as Sabbinadu. Holy places like Vemulawada, Dharmapuri, Kaleswaram, Kondagattu etc. exist in Karimnagar district. Karimnagar was named after Karimuddin. It has a literacy rate of 84.93% which is almost equal to the national urban average of 85%.
Male and female literacy rates for Karimnagar were 91.06% and 78.69%, respectively. The spring festival of Bathukamma is typical in this region. Other major Hindu festivals celebrated in the region include Ugadi, Sri Ramnavami, Holi, Sri Krishna, Vinayaka Chavithi Janmashtami, Dussehra, Deepavali, Sankranti and Maha Shivaratri. Karimnagar has Cayman, Tower, Ujjwala Park, Deer Park and Lower Manier Dam etc. Karimnagar derives its name from Syed Karimullah Shah Saheb Qiladar which was the center of Vedic education.
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