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Nizambad is a city and a municipal corporation in Nizamabad District in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the headquarters of the district. It has a population of 366,956 agglomeration (390,325 per 2006 census). Nizamabad is the 10th largest city, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Nizamabad Town is one of 36 mandals in the Nizamabad district.


Nizamabad was formerly known as Induru and Indrapuri. It was ruled by the king Indra Vallabha Panthya Varsha Indra Som, of the Rashtrakuta Dynasty , in the 8th century, and took its name from him. In 1905 the railway line between Secundrabad and Manmad was constructed. The railway station was named after then ruler of the Nizam state Nizam-ul-Mulk as Nizamabad. The railway line connects Hyderabad and Mumbai. It is like North-South corridor. Has the distance of 161 km (100 mi) from Hyderabad and 640 km (400 mi) from Mumbai.

The Nizam Sagar dam was constructed in the year 1923 across the Manjira River at the village of (Achampeta) Achampet. It irrigates 250,000 acres (1,000 km 2; 390 sq mi) of land in Nizamabad district.

Nizamabad is in the north of Andhra Pradesh in the district of Nizamabad . It has many towns like Bodhan, Armuru, Kamareddy and Bainswada, In Bhodan town there is Nizam Sugar Factory. In early years it was the biggest in the Asian continent. Bodhan is a town with a mixture of people from many cultural and religious backgrounds, comprising primarily of Hindus and Muslims as well as Christians and other religious communities. Once it was the capital at the time of the Rashtrakuta Empire.

Recently, Telangana University was established at Nizamabad, which serves the three districts of Adilabad, Medak and Nizamabad.


Nizamabad is located at 18°40 ' 38 N 78°6 ' 11 E / 18.67722°N 78.10306°E . It has an average elevation of 395 m (1,300 ft). Climate is Tropical Wet and Dry with most rainfall from June to October.


As of 2001 India census, Nizamabad had a population of 286,956. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Nizamabad has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 55%. In Nizamabad, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Education in Nizamabad

Primary Schools
Upper Primary         Schools
High School
Hr Secondary      Schools

Education in Nizamabad

Employment in Nizambad

Employee Census As Per 2006
1454 17191

Employment in Nizambad

Water in Nizambad

Rainfall June To May 2007-08

Actual Normal %deviation over normal




Water in Nizambad

Health in Nizambad

Health (as on 31.3.07)

1 Hospitals 08
2 Primary Health centres 45
3 Hospital beds 1,034
4 Dispensaries 02
5 Doctors (Regular + contract) 144

Government Funds

State Income

Gross District Domestic Product at current prices for the year
2004-05 (P) Lakhs 4,51,129
Net District Domestic Product at factor cost at current prices for the year (2004-05)(P) Lakhs 4,06,213
Per capita Income (2004-05) at current prices(P) Lakhs 116,586
Gross District Domestic Product at factor cost(2004-05) at constant prices(P) Lakhs 3,74,785
Net District Domestic Product at factor cost at constant prices for the year (2004-05)(P) Lakhs 3,36,911
Per capita Income (2004-05) at constant prices(P)
Rs. 13756




Nizambad Travel Information

Lake Asok Sagar:has a neatly laid out garden, and a 18 ft (5.5 m) statue of Goddess Saraswati in the middle of the lake, just 7 km (4.3 mi) away from Nizamabad on the way to Basar. There is a swinging bridge and an octagonal shaped restaurant. It is interesting to note that the lake and its facilities are named as Asok Sagar, to honor one Collector, Asok Kumar, who had developed this. Ali Sagar is a lake with a hill top view. The famous Basar Saraswati Temple is located 35 km (22 mi) from here. Basar temple is the only other Saraswati Temple in south India.

Archaeological and Heritage Museum:

This museum was opened in October 2001. The District Archaeological Museum houses number of artifacts and antiquities representing the evolution of human civilization right from Paleolithic to Vijaya Nagar Times (i.e. 16th. A.D). The Museum is broadly divided into three sections, namely Archaeological Section, Sculptural gallery and Bronze and Decorative gallery. Bidri articles and arms and weapons of extensive variety are also exhibited.

Quilla Ramalayam:

Originally known as Indoor or Indrapuri, the city and fort were built by the Rashtrakutas. There is a 40 ft (12 m) high monolithic victory pillar built during the Rashtrakuta reign. The fort was occupied by Alauddin Khilji in 1311 A.D. and subsequently went into the hands of the Bahmani Sultanate, the Qutb Shahi dynasty , and then the Asaf Jahi dynasty . The present fort has a wide area encircled by masonry walls along with huge bastions at the corners. This 10th Century fort of the Rashtrakutas has continued to be of strategic importance right down to the Asaf Jahis. The present fort reflects the Asaf Jahi style of architecture with spacious halls and a summer house. Adding importance to the fort is the Bada Rammandir Temple, built by Samarth Ram Das, the guru of Chatrapathi Shivaji. The fort offers a panoramic view of the Nizamabad city and its surroundings.


This village has a rice and sugarcane research center. It is operational from nearly 50 years and recently an agriculture polytechnic college was started here.

Mallaram Forest:

Mallaram Forest is just 7 km (4.3 mi) away from Nizamabad. Ensconced in Sylvan surroundings it is the perfect place for eco-tourism. Forest treks, a pagoda and a view point tower are main attractions.


Alisagar is 10 km (6.2 mi) from Nizamabad and 2 km (1.2 mi) off the Nizamabad-Basar road. The forest spread along with the summer house, well laid out gardens, an island and hilltop guest house make it a favored getaway. Adding to the attraction is the deer park and facilities for trekking and water sports.

Rock formations:

Armoor Road - Located on the highway, Armoor is a natural stopover for all traffic. The hillock of boulders is the result of natural weathering over millions of years. On top of hillock is the Navanatha Siddeswara temple. The local people believe that Navanathas or Siddhas, venerable sages, still live in the natural caves and caverns of these hillocks. The water spot nearby area has been drawing people in large numbers for it is believed that the water has curative powers, healing chronic diseases and disabilities.

Domakonda Fort:

Domakonda is 4 km (2.5 mi) off the main highway and 15 km (9.3 mi) from Kamareddy. Domakonda was a Samsthanam under Qutubshahis and Asaf Jahis. The Reddy rulers of Domakonda Samsthanam built the fort in the 18th century at a sight where a fort existed earlier. The entrance to the fort has an arched gateway reflecting Asaf Jahis influence. The fort has bastions both square as well as circular, built at irregular intervals. Inside the fort are two palaces and a temple complex. The temple dedicated to Shiva was built on stellate plan, imitating the Kakatiya style of architecture. This fort is an example of the defence architecture of the princely states of Telangana.

Telangana University:

started in Nizamabad city at Giriraj College, Dubba, Nizamabad and makeship office and classes have going in and the permanent site is coming near Dichpalli Highway from year 2006 to 2007. Nizamabad has become corporation in 2005.

Religious places

Sri Laxmi Narshima Swamy:

Sri Laxmi Narshima Swamy Temple Famous for Astah(8 Corner) Muki(faced) Koneru which resides on the top of Hill. About 9 KM from Nizamabad city on the way to AliSagar.

Limbadri Gutta (Hills):

Sri Narasimha Swamy Temple is located on the Linbadri Hill located in a Serene atmosphere. The spot is 5 km away form Bheemgal town and 55 km from Nizamabad. Every year a carnival is held from Kartika Sudda Thadiya to Trayodasi.

Bada Pahad:

People pay homage to Dargah of Syed Sadullah Hussaini located on the hills between Varni & Chandur. This is also a jathara spot.


"Shivaratri Festival" day, every year, the famous Basawa Lingappa Swamy fair takes place in Bichkunda, attracts several devotees not only from Andhra Pradesh but also from the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka.


About 8 km (5.0 mi) from Nizamabad city, there is a large Hanuman Temple at Sarangapur, considered a holy shrine in the district. The saint Samartha Ramadas, the Guru of Chatrapati Shivaji had laid the foundation for the temple about 452 years ago. With easy accessibility, and availability of electricity, protected water supply, dharmasala, garden, children's park etc., the place attracts a considerable number of pilgrims every day.


In Nizamabad in a locality called, Kanteshwar an ancient temple of Lord Shiva "Neela Kanteshwar" attracts a large number of devotees in the district. This temple was constructed by the Satavahana king, Satakarni-II for the Jains. The structure resembles the North Indian Architectural style. The festival of Rathasapthami is an annual event celebrated on a grand scale in this temple.


The Sai Baba temple constructed many years ago, has been developed to include a dharmashala, protected water supply, garden etc.

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