Khilla Ramalayam Dichpally

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Dichpally Ramalayam or Khilla Ramalayam is one of the ancient temples in Nizamabad. The temple was built by the Kakatiya kings in the 14th century. It is dedicated to Lord Rama, the incarnation of Vishnu. The temple has a mandapa followed by the sanctum. The vimana of the sanctum is missing.

  • Distance (From Nizamabad Bus Station): 19 Kms
  • Visited From: Nizamabad Bus Station
  • Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours
  • Place Location: Near Dichpally
  • Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
  • Travel Tips: This place is about 2 km from NH-7. If you are visting Basara/Nizamabad/Nirmal/Adilabad from Hyderabad, this place can be visited with about one hour extra effort.

At a distance of 4 km from Dichpally Bus Stand, 19 km from Nizamabad Bus Station, 160 km from Hyderabad, Dichpally Ramalayam is located at Dichpally Village in Nizamabad District.

Temple Timings :

6 am – 12: 00 pm
5pm-8pm

Distance:
– Distance from Nizamabad  is 27 Kms
– Distance from Hyderabad is 162 Kms
– Distance from Warangal is 200 Kms
– Distance from Karimnagar is 139 Kms

Special Attractions:
– The excellent and awe-inspiring sculptures engraved on the Temple walls transform this place from a mere religious site to an architectural marvel. It makes the visit to this Ramalayam a definite must while visiting Nizamabad.
– The Ramalayam is not only a popular religious site but also a great site for studying superior craftsmanship of the Kakatiyan era.of Telangana.

Accomadation:

Nizamabad provides excellent accommodation facilities for all visitors. Below are some of the well known hotels which provide comfortable and affordable accomodations.

Nearby by Tourist Attractions:
– Kanteshwar temple
– Gnana Saraswati Temple
– Ali Sagar Dam
– Sriram Sagar Dam

Dichpally Ramalayam or Khilla Ramalayam is one of the ancient temples in Nizamabad. The temple was built by the Kakatiya kings in the 14th century. It is dedicated to Lord Rama, the incarnation of Vishnu. The temple has a mandapa followed by the sanctum. The vimana of the sanctum is missing.

This temple is one of the finest examples of stone architecture, built in white and black Basalt stone. It exhibits the excellent craftsmanship through wonderful carvings of goddesses, animals, beautiful pillars and artistic beams of outer walls which attract large number of visitors. There are several carvings of exotic scenes from Kamasutra on the upper side of outer walls. There is a lake towards southern side of the temple that has a broken mandapa in the middle. The temple provides panoramic view of the village and fields around the lake.

The Ramalayam Temple is located on a small hillock in the middle of the village. This temple has about 100 steps to reach the temple. The entrance to the steps is graced by a decorative gateway which is richly engraved and bearing the Kakatiya style of architecture. Before the main shrine, there is a large stone fort-like entrance with a small entrance. There was a fort surrounding the temple earlier and that is why it is called Khilla (Fort) Ramalayam.

The temple was left incomplete and idols were installed in 1940s. The temple is visited by thousands of devotees on Sri Rama Navami day (around April).

 

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