Thousand Pillar Temple, Warangal

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Experience serene atmosphere and see the cultural, religious, and architectural heritage of ancient India at Thousand Pillar Temple. Built by Rudra Deva of Kakatiya dynasty in 12th century in Chalukyan style, this temple honors Lord Shiva, Surya, and Vishnu. Observe the famous thousand pillars encircling three main shrines and several minor shrines and lingams. This star-shaped building is full of ancient carvings, including a carving of a Nandi bull manifested in a black basalt monolith, as well as rock-cut elephants and perforated scenes and images characteristic of the sovereign dynasty. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Thousand Pillar Temple and many more Warangal attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Warangal vacation generator.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The temple was built by kakathiya kings. The property is under renovation. DON'T GO WITH TOO MUCH EXPECTATIONS. The property is not maintained well. It's just one time visit place.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    The temple is ancient..built almost thousand years ago and it is here still ..telling us tales of our glorious past...a proof of Indian civilization's great artistic and engineering capabilities. True...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The temple is situated in the heart of the city. It's a live temple so no entry fees is required. Well preserved piece of history.  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    A historic stone carved temple, with intricate artwork sculpted onto every surface. It's lost parts are currently being reconstructed. A nice place to visit if you're in Warangal.
  • July 16, 2017
    Amazing construction. Its great to see it standing after almost 800 years. Government will have to take more interest in the place.
  • June 22, 2017
    Present the temple is under renovation but a great shiva temple. It is completely visible as it's just beside the road. Sculpture is great on Temple walls.
  • July 5, 2017
    Most Cleanest place I have never seen with an area of 2-3 acres.there is no need of ticket for entry but you have to leave your footwear at wardrobe merchant with minimum cost inside the entrance gate to the left of can spare a minimum of 30minutes to watch ideals of temple(MANDAPAM).you will find tortoises in the square pond and old architectural stones to your left.another MANDAPAM is in reconstruction&renovation in front of the past one.
  • July 1, 2017
    Very nice place. have to see marvelous carving of rocks.. and Lord shiva.

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