Mehabubnagar is situated towards the south west of the Hyderabad
city. The place, which constitutes an important district of Andhra
Pradesh state, happens to be a neighbouring city for Hyderabad and
the distance being a little more than 95 kilometres. The place has a
direct railway link and road link with that of the capital city.
Mahabubnagar, formerly known as Palamaroo, is more or less like any
other districts in the Deccan Plateu. The place shares its
boundaries with yet other districts like Nalgoda, Prakasam, Kurnool,
Gulbarga and Raichur. Agriculture continues to be the prime
occupation which is accompanied by a number of small scale
industries. The Gadwal handlooms and Woolen Blankets produced in the
region are very popular. Paper industry and animal husbandry
complement the revenue generated in the city. Like the rest of
Deccan cities the region has a history influenced by great many
dynasties that used to prevail in the region.
Mahabubnagar despite facing serious water crisis has been amassing
the tourists, especially those travelling in and from Hyderabad
city. This small city-town is known for a variety of reasons. Housed
in the region are some incredible tourist places and pilgimage
centers. The popular tourist places located in the precincts include
Gadwal Fort, Sarlasagar, Nagarjuna-Srisailam Sanctuary, Pillalamarri
Banyan Tree, etc. The pilgrimage centers located at Mahabubnagar
include Wanaparthi Temple, Manikonda Temple, Alampur Temple, Nava
Brahma Temple, Malleswaram Temple, Sri Rangapur Temple and Somasila
Temple. The region is also popular for its traditional handicrafts.
The handlooms produced and merchandised in the region are fabulous
and treasures to be possessed.
Many private tour operators provide bus services from Hyderabad
city to Mahabubnagar. Also available are cabs and taxis but they
charge comparatively more. It usually takes less than three hours to
reach the place from the city.