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Location of Karimnagar
in Andhra Pradesh and India
Coordinates 18°26′13″N 79°07′27″E / 18.43694°N 79.12417°E / 18.43694; 79.12417
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District(s) Karimnagar
Population 243819 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

265 m (869 ft)

Karimnagar (Telugu: కరీంనగర్, Urdu: کریم نگر ضلع), is a town and a Municipal Corporation in Karimnagar district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Karimnagar District. It is located on the banks of Maneru river, a tributary of the Godavari river. Karimnagar is situated 162 km north of Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh. It is a major business center. And it is emerging as a major educational hub with Satavahana University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), two medical colleges, eight engineering colleges, a veterinary science college, a pharmacy college and 6 B.Ed colleges. In addition, it is home to Sri Raja Rajeshwara Govt. Degree College.



Karimnagar's early history is dominated by the famous kingdoms of Satavahanas & Kakatiyas. Koti Lingala in Karimnagar was the first capital of the Sathavahanas before Dharanikota. Excavations at Koti Lingala revealed coinage of Simukha, a Satavahana emperor.

Karimnagar was originally called Kareem Nagar, deriving its name from Syed Kareemullah Shah Saheb Quadri. It was one of the regional capitals during the rule of the Nizams. Several famous people such as P.V. Narasimha Rao, former Prime Minister of India, and Dr. C. Narayana Reddy, Renowned Poet, Vemulawada Bheema Kavi, Paidi Jairaj[Dada saheb phalke award winner] hail from Karimnagar. The town is known for its hospitality and well behaved, hardworking people. It is one of the safest cities in Andhra Pradesh. It does not have any anti social elements like rowdies, goondas and factionists as in other cities. Karimnagar is famous for silver filigree work, a very delicate form of metal craft. Karimnagar is the fastest growing town in Telengana region, and has a lot of potential to become a major city in near future.


Karimnagar is located at 18°26′N 79°09′E / 18.43°N 79.15°E / 18.43; 79.15.[1] It has an average elevation of 265 metres (869 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Karimnagar town had a population of 2,89,375. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Karimnagar has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 69%. In Karimnagar, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. At the time of this writing (2009) Karimnagar town's population is around 4,50,000.


A majority of population in Karimnagar practice Hindu religion. But there is also a significant impact of Muslim rulers, who ruled this region before Indian independence. The percentages of religions followed here are Hindu 60%, Muslim 35%, Christian 4% and Sikh 1% . Across Karimnagar, there are several hindu temples, mosques, churches, and gurudwars. People belonging to every religion respect each other and co-exist with peace and happiness.



Major Hindu festivals such as Ugadi, Krishna Janmashtami,Sri Ramanavami, Vinayaka Chavithi, Bathukamma festival, Dasara, Deepavali and Sankranti are celebrated here. Muslims celebrate Ramzan (Id-ul-Fitr) and Bakrid, Milad un Nabi, Shab-e-Meraj, shab-e-barat, shab-e-qadar and Moharram. And Christians celebrate Christmas and Good Friday.

Arts & Music

  1. Ghantasala Sangeetha Kala Samithi
  2. Raaga Manjari Sangeetha Kala Samithi
  3. ICON Music Company, producer of a telugu pop album called You.


Karimnagar town is located 162 kilometres from Hyderabad, 70 kilometres from Warangal and 150 kilometres from Nizamabad. APSRTC(Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation), has a Zonal headquarters (comprising of Adilabad, Nizamabad, Warangal, Khammam and Karimnagar Dists) in Karimnagar. It has one of the busiest bus stations in India with over 1200 buses passing by every day.

As Karimnagar is not served fully by Rail, So most of the commuters in town use buses to travel to distant places. APSRTC operates buses from Karimnagar to several places like Hyderabad/Secunderabad (served by 200 buses every day including Volvo coaches), Adilabad, Nizamabad, Warangal, Khammam, Nalgonda, Vijayawada, Vishakapatnam, Guntur, Piduguralla, Ongole, Kandukur, Kavali, Nellore, Puttaparthi & Tirupathi, in Andhra Pradesh. Mumbai, Bhiwandi, Shirdi, Chandrapur, Gadhchiroli, Gondia, Ramtek & Ahiri in Maharashtra State and Bangalore (served by Volvo Coach) in Karnataka State.

Karimnagar town is connected by a single broad gauge railway line with the Main Line (North-South or New Delhi-Chennai) at Peddapalli (35 kilometres) to the northeast and Jagityal (48 kilometres) to the northwest. Only one passenger train (Jagityal-Sirpur, Push Pull Passenger-Up/Down) passes through Karimnagar station everyday. Karimnagar railway station generates good revenues to Indian Railways in terms of freight transport and it is one among very few stations in India which handles Granite. The nearest major railway junction is Kazipet Junction which has 147 trains passing through, including super fast trains such as the AP express and Rajadhani express. The railway divisional headquarters are in Warangal. The nearest airport open to public is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.



Karimnagar is a major education centre in North-western Andhra Pradesh. Karimnagar has produced many renowned intellectuals, politicians, poets and technologists over several decades. P.V. Narasimha Rao, former Indian Prime Minister is one among them. Many software techies who were born and educated in Karimnagar have migrated to major metropolitans in India and across the globe. A major population of urdu speaking Indians working in Saudi Arabia, USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Dubai and Singapore are from Karimnagar.

Karimnagar has the following Universities and Colleges.


  1. Sathavahana University,Karimnagar -*
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Nachupally , Karimnagar

Govt. Degree & PG Colleges

  1. Satavahana PG College, LMD, Karimnagar
  2. SRR Govt Degree College, Karimnagar
  3. Govt Degree & PG College for Women, Kashmeergadda, Karimnagar

Private Degree & PG Colleges

  1. Kiran Engineering College
  2. Sree Chaithanya Degree College
  3. S.E.S. Degree & Law College
  4. Vivekananda Educational Societies
  5. KIMS Colleges
  6. Vaninikethan Degree & PG College
  7. Sri Vaishnavi Degree College
  8. Manair Educational Institutions
  9. Apoorva degree college, Mukarampura, Karimnagar
  10. Shivani Degree & PG college
  11. SRM Degree College
  12. Jaya Sri Degree college
  13. Vivekananda Degree & P.G. College
  14. Vivekananda Post Graduate Centre

Medical, Pharmacy and Nursing Colleges

  1. Pratima Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Nagunoor
  2. Chalmeda Ananda Rao Institute of Medical Sciences (CAIMS)
  4. Vageshwari College of Pharmacy, Nusthulapur, Karimnagar.
  5. Santhosh Nursing School, Vidyanagar, Karimnagar.
  6. Sai Institute of Health Sciences (BPT & MLT), Karimnagar
  7. Trinity college of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  8. CVM Pharmacy College, Velichala, Kothapally (via), Karimnagar.[1]

Engineering Colleges

  1. (JITS-1)Jyothishmathi Institute of Technology and Science, Nusthulapoor, Karimnagar
  2. (JITS-2)Jyothishmathi Institute of Technological and Sciences, Ramakrishna colony, Karimnagar
  3. Sree Chaithanya College of Engineering(1 & 2) and Technology, Karimnagar
  4. (VITS-1)Vivekananda College of Engineering and Technology, Karimnagar
  5. (VITS-2)Vivekananda College of Engineering and Technology, Karimnagar
  6. (VITS-3)Vivekananda Women's Engineering College, Bommakal, Karimnagar.
  7. Kamala Institute of Technology, Singapur, Karimnagar
  8. Vageswari College of Engineeing, Karimnagar
  9. Mother Theresa Engineering College, Pedda Bonkur, Karimnagar
  10. Dr. VRK College of Engineering, Jagtial, Karimnagar
  11. JNTU Engineering College, Kondagattu, Karimnagar
  12. Nigama Engineering College, Mogdumpur, Karimnagar
  13. Sahaja Engineering College, Rekurthy, Karimnagar

BEd Colleges

  1. Crescent College of Education, Mukarrampura Karimnagar

Sree Chaitanya College Of Engineering

Polytechnic Colleges

  1. Govt Polytechnic, Agraharam, Karimnagar
  2. Govt Women's Polytechnic, Karimnagar

Private Companies

  1. ABHINAVA TECHNOLOGIES, Kaman Chowrastha, Karimnagar. [2]


Karimnagar has evolved into a major health centre in the last two decades because it is centrally located to all the talukas like Jagityal, Sircilla, Ramagundam, Manthani, Huzurabad, Jammikunta, Husnabad, Choppadandi, Malyal and Gangadhara. Patients come from all over the district. Government Civil Hospital played a pivotal role in treating the patients.

The major hospitals in the Karimnagar are:

  1. Bheemanatuni Ramesh Orthopedic, beside Raja Delux
  2. Dr Mahendhar Reddy Gastrentologist, Beside Raja Delux
  3. Government Civil Hospital
  4. L. Ram Reddy Hospital
  5. Rekurthi Eye Hospital
  6. Chalmeda Anand Rao Hospital, Bommakal
  7. Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences
  8. Bhoom Reddy Hospital
  9. Bharathi Childrens Hospital, Jagityal
  10. Ram Reddy Hospital
  11. Jagannadh Reddy Hospital
  12. Madekar Hospital
  13. Apollo Reach Hospital, Subash Nagar, Near Railway Station
  14. Laxman Orthopaedic Hospital
  15. Pallavi Children's Hospital
  16. Sri Venkateshwara Dental Clinic [Dr. Raja Bhaskar Reddy]
  17. Abhilasha Nursing Home
  18. Venkateswara Kidney Centre
  19. Madhavi Nursing Home
  20. Sathya Sagar Hospital
  21. Kutija Khatoom Hospital
  22. Vamshi Krishna Nursing Home
  23. Bhaskar Hospital
  24. Naveen Kumar Hospital
  25. Sujatha Nursing home
  26. Roopshankar Hospital
  27. Mohan Reddy Hospital
  28. Apollo Hospital
  29. Jaganmohan Rao Hospital
  30. Madhu Clinic [Dr. P. Madhusudhan Rao]
  31. Sivarama Hospital,Court Road
  32. Siddhartha Pathological Diagnostic Centre [Dr. K. Shyam Sundar – Pathologist]
  33. K.K. Hospital
  34. Sri Venkateshwara clinic [Dr.K.Navin Kumar]
  35. Dr.Hari Kishan Eye Institute
  36. SISA Dr.Shaukat Ali
  37. Dr. Illyas Childrens Hospital
  38. Dr. Imam, Imam Clinic
  39. Khans clinic, Dr Inayath Ullah khan (Kamran)
  40. Nature Cure Health Center Bommakal [Dr.T Amarender Rao and Dr.T Manjula]
  41. dr.Nalla Satya Viadya Sagar(dental docter)near kaman



Two Lok Sabha (Parliament) constituencies cover the entire Karimnagar district – Karimnagar and Peddapalli.

Ponnam Prabhakar (Congress) is MP of Karimnagar constituency in 15th Loksabha Elections and Gangula Kamalakar(TDP) is the present MLA of Karimnagar constituency. Both of them are very inexpereinced politicians.

Karimnagar district has thirteen Legislative Assembly constituencies – Karimnagar, Jagtial, Koratla, Dharmapuri, Vemulawada, Sircilla, Manakondur, Huzurabad, Husnabad, Choppadandi, Peddapalli, Ramagundam and Manthani.

Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao(KCR) the TRS president managed to win three times in a row with in the span of five years(during 2004 to 2009) as member of parliament from karimnagar constiuency.


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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Karimnagar is a district of Andhra Pradesh, in Southern India.


Karimnagar falls under the region of Telangana in the Andhra Pradesh state of India. The region falls into the category of a fast developing city with many famous monuments which are in ruins. Karimnagar is one of the 20 most developed districts in India. The famous temple of Lord Raja Rajeshwara Swamy is situated in Vemulawada and the temple of Lord Kaleshwara-Mukteshwara Swamy is situated in Kaleshwaram, both in this district.

  • Jagitial - Famous for its textile Industry
  • Godavari khani - Coal mines are situated in this region falling under the godavari belt
  • Ramagundam - This town is also referred to as Manchester of India due to its rapid industrialisation. Some of the faous industries consists of NTPC, SCCL Coal Mines, FCI, Kesoram Cements, AP GENCO Powerplant, BPL Power (Project under execution)
  • Sirisilla - Famous for its textile Industry
  • Koratla
  • Metpally
  • Huzurabad
  • Peddapalli
  • Husnabad
  • Sultanabad
  • Vemulawada
  • Manthani
  • Jammikunta
  • Dharmapuri - Very famous pigrim centre of Lord Laxmi Narasimha with lot of temples located on the bank of the sacred river Godavari. Famous for astrologers, poets, Vedas. A must visit place.
  • Kaleshwaram ... Lord shivas temple ..




When in Rome speak Roman...

Probably you would be happy to listen a different accent of Telugu - Mostly widely spoken language in Andhra Pradesh. That is what they call it as Telengana - a language that is a mixture of both Telugu and Urdu. The language is influenced by the rule of Nizams (Muslim kings) in the Telengana region.

The language is simple and shows easiness and love in it.

Get in

To get to Karimnagar there are a lot of ways.

By car

Kaimnagar has some of the best roads in Andhra Pradesh. It is a major road junction in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. It has one of the biggest and busiest bus stations in Andhra Pradesh. It is connected to the state capital, Hyderabad, by Rajiv Rahadari. There are frequent buses from Hyderabad to Karimnagar (once every 10 minutes). It is connected by very good roads with the nearest cities like Warangal and Nizamabad and towns like Ramagundam, Mancherial and Kamareddy.

By train

Though Karimnagar is equipped with a railway station, the expansion program is still underway. If you prefer to come to Karimnagar on rail, you can either get down at Warangal (80 km) or Kazipet (80 km) and get a bus from there. Alternatively, you can get down at Ramagundam (70 km) or Peddapalli (40 km) and get a local train which operates from Sirpur Khagaznagar to Jagitial via Ramagundam, Peddapall and Karimnagar. The train runs twice a day and takes more time than on road. So, strong advice is to take a bus from any of the stations mentioned above.


To see in Karimnagar are many picturesque locations..

  • Lower Manair Dam
  • Deer Park
  • Nampally Gutta
  • Ujvala Amusement Park
  • Manthani Reserve Forest
  • Crocodile Conservation Park Manthani
  • State Museum
  • Elgandala Khilla
  • Mallareddypet Waterfalls
  • Vani Niketan Junior College
  • karimullah shah sahab dargah
  • aarapally ki dargah
  • Haati ki khabar
  • green square plaza
  • Old pump house at Bypass Rd to Hanman Temple
  • Qamar Villa
  • BB Zarda Co.. It has a very famous history its been here since Nizams , it has been established and donated by LATE.BHOGA.MALLAIAH.  edit
  • when in karimnagar must visit oldest theater Rose tLAKIES
  • City inn 3 star. City Inn hotel is very fabulous Motels at Karimnagar competing some of te famous hotels even hyderabad  edit


If you have ever been to Karimnagar and missed mamaji jalebi, you have missed the true delicacy of Jalebi. Started in a small room and still exists the same which is situated near Clock Tower in Karimnagar. Go for it and savor your senses.

Karimnagar's Raju Tea Stall is famous for its Tea, snacks (especially Samosa) and Badusha (a kind of sweet). It is known that Raju tea stall sells at least ten thousand cups of tea every day i.e. some one or the other orders tea in every four second in during its working hours.

You will get good special biryani And you will find very famous hotel in ramagundam near railway station Called Moiz hotel where you can find very good tea for relaxness

The Biran Of Peacock hotel is also famous, and the two hotels whichs are famous for their "chai" are Majid ki hotel and Hussain Cafe.

If you in karimnagar at the time of Holy month of RAMZAN, u must have the "DAHI BADE" OF MUNNU which u find at Sawaran Masjid after Asar prayer, and also the Famous Akbariya Harees, which you find at Madina Masjid, Mukarrampura.

The other best place to eatout at karimnagar is at Geeta bhavan udipi hotel at mukarrampura chowrasta.

Other Top food Item of karimnagar is Kalyani(beef) Biryani found at many hotels famous are Shazia Hotel, mukarrampura and Taj Hotel, Karkhanagadda.


You will be able to all kind of drinks like cheap liquor to costly foreign liquors in town. If you go to rural areas will be get white liquor extracted from trees which are similar to coconut trees.

  • My village. My village restuarent is very good with moderate prices  edit

Stay safe

In Karimnagar District be careful in remote places like villages. Just enquire about the situation there well before you start. Some remote places in Karimnagar are influenced by Maoists--generally they might not trouble any passerbys or tourists.

Snakes are abundant in Rural areas of Karimnagar so, take care.

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