Visiting Telangana

Telangana’s rich cultural heritage, history and topography have endowed the state with a variety of tourist destinations, from waterfalls and hills to temples and forts. With affordable travel and stay, a unique albeit delicious blend of South-indian and Nizami cuisines, amusement and adventure parks, hospitality, lakes, historical attractions and medical tourism, Telangana has a little something for every visitor. 

Telangana is situated on the Deccan Plateau and is a land-locked state, though this does not diminish the attractions the state has to offer. In fact, Telangana witnessed an astronomical increase of domestic (89.84%) and international tourists (1056.01%) from 2021-22 to 2022-23. 

The Rudreshwara temple also popularly known as the Ramappa temple (built during the Kakatiya period) situated in the Mulugu district of the state was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in June 2021. Also, Pochampally, a village located in the Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district, best known for its beautifully woven ‘Ikat’ sarees was awarded as ‘one of the best world tourism villages’ by the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) in November 2021. 

These are just a very few of the many tourist destinations in the state. Telangana is a gold mine of many more wondrous attractions waiting to be explored.  

Hyderabad, the state capital ranked second best place in the world that one should see in 2015 and 2016 which is published in the annual guide of ‘Traveler’ magazine of National Geographic.

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Telangana is popularly known for its variety of food. Increase in the number of food bloggers is definitely indicative of the diversity of cuisine available in the state. The state offers different kinds of street food experiences, delicacies from different districts of the state and not to mention the ‘biryani capital’ of the country, Hyderabad. 

Hyderabad, known for its Biryani and its incredible range of food was designated by UNESCO as a ‘creative city of gastronomy’ in 2019. Hyderabad’s Haleem first received the Geographical Indicator (G.I) tag in 2010 which made Haleem, the first meat based dish from India to win the honour. The tag was renewed again in 2022. Haleem also won the ‘most popular G.I food’ beating out 17 other dishes in the country. These accolades are testament to the rich culinary experience the state has to offer. Other than these, Telangana has an abundant variety of foods for foodies of different kinds.

The State also won four National Tourism Awards in the four categories of Best State (Comprehensive Development of Tourism), Best Golf Course (Hyderabad Gold Club), Best Railway Station (Secunderabad Railway Station) and Best Medical Tourism Facility (Apollo Hospitals) in 2022.

Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC) was incorporated under the Companies Act on 28th August-2014. TSTDC is entrusted with developing tourist infrastructure, package tours for the overall development of tourism in the State.