Sammakka Saralamma Jathara

MEDARAM, JAYSHANKAR DISTRICT

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Ramappa Temple

"The real hidden jewel of Telangana "

The Ramalingeswara Temple which is popularly known as the Ramappa temple is one such amazing piece of art that stands as a testimony of the royal Kakatiyas. The temple got its name Ramappa because of its chief sculptor Ramappa. It's probably the only temple in the country to be known by the name of its sculptor. The medieval Deccan Ramappa Temple which dates back to 1213 AD, was built by the patronage of the Kakatiya ruler KakatiGanapathi Deva under the authority of his Chief Commander RudraSamani at the place known as Ranakude in the Atukuru province. The Ramappa temple is the right destination for people who admire architectural brilliance and have a panoramic view of true scenic beauty. The temple is situated in Palampet village of the Venkatapur mandal, in Mulugu taluq of Jayashankar Bhupalpally.

The Ramappa temple has been referred as the brightest star in the network of medieval temples in the Deccan region. You can reach the temple via a royal garden, which is now reduced to a lawn with a path paved by trees. 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. Elaborate carvings line the walls and also cover the pillars and ceilings of the temple. 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. At the entrance of the temple, we can find a Nandi mandapam. An imposing Nandi vigraham stands on it. The Ramappa Lake is one of the prominent reservoirs built by Kakatiya rulers.

Ghanpur KotaGullu

"Ghanpur KotaGullu "

Ghanpur temples, popularly known as Kota Gullu, are a group of 12th century stone temples that are located in Ghanpur near Jayashankar Bhupalpally.

Kota Gullu were constructed by King Ganapatideva, a ruler of the famous Kakatiya dynasty, during the period 1199–1260 AD.

Temples are constructed within a double walled stone enclosure. Of all these temples, the main temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the most admirable. There is yet another temple that is dedicated to Shiva, to the north of the main temple that looks alike in appearance. The other shrine of the temple consists of Garbhagriha and Antarala.

The most striking feature of the temples is the Sabha mandapa porches. Two madanikas are seen on the northern side of the portico. The eastern and southern porticos are embellished with several mythical figures of GajaKesari, half human-half lion form riding on elephant, and horse-head lion back on elephant.

Laknavaram Lake

"Fell in the love with the beauty of Sunset..!"

It is located in Govindraopet mandal ofJayashankar Bhupalpally district, is a trending picnic spot. The lake is an exceptional thing of beauty. The lake was formed by closing down three narrow valleys. Each valley is replaced with a short bund, and hills act as their natural barrier. The lake has been constructed by the rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty in 13th Century A.D. An added advantage is that the lake takes shelter in isolated surroundings and this makes your holiday very private.

The entire region seems bountiful with green crops and pleasant water resources. The Laknavaram Lake which hides itself amidst the hills was discovered during the Kakatiya reign and the rulers expanded it to grow as a source of irrigation. An added attraction to this mystic beauty is the suspension bridge. The hanging bridge takes you to the mini island in the lake. The authorities maintaining the lake also provide boat riding facility which will take you close to the most serene part of the lake.

Pandavula Guttalu

Jayashankar Bhupalpally district consists of many Prehistoric habitation sites, which were explored by the Indian Archaeological authorities. Paleolithic Rock art paintings are found at Pandavulagutta, Regonda mandal in the district. The paintings on rock shelters were dated to megalithic times of 1,000 BC.

Rock art is a form of landscape art, and includes designs that have been placed on boulder and cliff faces, cave walls and ceilings, and on the ground surface.

It’s a global phenomenon, being found in many different regions of the world. Such artworks are often divided into three forms: petroglyphs which are carved into the rock surface, pictographswhich are painted onto the surface, and earth figures engraved into the ground. The study of rock art gives us a good insight into our history from pre-historic ages.

The figures depicted in the paintings at these hills are geometrical designs and impressions in green, red, yellow and white pigment colours. Besides these rock paintings, inscriptions of Rastrakutan times and fresco paintings of late medieval period have also been reported from these hillocks. Some of the paintings were superimposed, depicting highly developed anatomical features and curves.

Apart from this, there are lot of rocks to climb and have fun too!

Malluru

Malluru is located at a distance of 23km from Eturnagaram and is approachable through well maintained BT road connecting Eturnagaram and Vijayawada via Bhadrachalam. ChintamaniJalapatam, a natural spring runs through the dense forest is very prominent in this region

Local tribal believe that these spring water passing beneath the tree roots from the dense forest possesses various medicinal and excellent remedy for skin diseases. On visiting the spring, it is the local custom to visit the Holy shrine of Lord Narasimha Swamy located in Malluru.

Further, few Megalithic burials and a fort are found on the hilltop near Malluru and one has to trek for about half a day to reach the place. These are located in proximity to tribal habitat and they are protected by them since ages.

Kaleshwara Mukteshwara Swamy Aalayam

Kaleshwaram is a town lying on the border of Telangana and Maharashtra. The town is popularly known for its ancient and famous Kaleshwara Mukteshwara Swamy Temple. This is a revered temple, dedicated to the worship of the powerful Lord Shiva. The most iconic aspect in this ancient temple is the presence of two lingas holding on to a single pedestal or the Panavattam. The temple gets its name Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy mandiram because of the duel presence of Lord Shiva or the Mukteshwara and the other is the Lord Yama or Kaleshwar.

Jayashankar tourism gains a lot of importance from the historical significance of this temple. It is also believed that the Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy temple is one of the three temples of Lord Shiva of TrilingaDesham. All the three temples are considered as Jyotirlingas that ornament the three corners of Telugu Land. The other two temples constituting the TrilingaDesam are at the Draksharamam and Srisailam. The temple boasts of several unique features, one of which is the hole in the Mukteshwara linga which can never be filled with water. The reason behind it is still a wonder. Many researchers have failed to provide any explanation for this. However, there are a few indications of a possible underground passage which goes all the way to the River Godavari which could provide a logical explanation. Another special attraction of this temple is the interesting sculpture of the fish idol.

Bogatha Waterfall

Bogatha waterfalls are located in Bogatha village near Wazeedu mandal at a distance of 18km from Eturnagaram. Surrounded by dense forest, hills, water streams and tribal hamlets nearby, the falls has excellent connectivity with newly constructed bridge on NH 163.

These beautiful waterfalls, even though water flows throughout the year, a good time to visit is after monsoon between June and November. Visitors have to trek for some distance to reach the waterfall.

It is locally known as Niagara of Telangana.

Damarvai Dolmens

One of the eco regions in the world

Megalithic burials are located at Damarvai village which is about 15km from Tadvai. Therese burials stands as testimony to the existence of prehistoric man here 10,000 years ago. These are unique structures a single chamber of megalithic consisting of two or more structures supporting a huge horizontal capstone.

Three types of Dolmens are found here (one built on ground, second built on stone formations, and third of circular formation of stones). Further, these Megalithic burials are located in proximity to tribal habitat and are protected by them since ages.

Tadvai Forest Huts and Cycling

Tadvai is a tribal village abutting NH 163 and is located about 76km from Bhupalpally. This is known for its Wildlife Sanctuary. In view of wildlife significance of this region, the State Forest Department has developed a unique project called ‘Vanajeevan’ (Tadvai Huts Complex), a forest resort tucked away in deep reserve forest area providing excellent experience to the nature loving tourists.

The complex consists of two concrete structured huts, one dormitory and two tented accommodation, besides a mud-structured hut that gives a feel being close to the nature.

The complex consists of two concrete structured huts, one dormitory and two tented accommodation, besides a mud-structured hut that gives a feel being close to the nature. The entire complex is covered with chain-linked fencing and adequate security arrangements for the safe stay of the tourists.

Cycling activity has been started recently allowing the tourists to ride through the forests for 5km. This amazing rides comes with sighting of birds like Indian roller (Pala Pitta), Kingfishers, Parakeets etc.