Thousand Pillar Temple or Rudreswara Swamy Temple is a famous historic Hindu temple located in the town of Hanamakonda, Telangana. The temple was also added to the tentative list of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. Information on thousand pillar temple timings and tourist attractions is given further in the blog.
Who built the thousand pillar temple?
Rudreswara temple is an architectural marvel which was constructed between 1175-1244 CE by order of the king, Rudra Deva. It stands out to be a masterpiece that achieved major heights in terms of architectural styles by the ancient Kakatiya Vishwakarma Sthapathis. It was dedicated to Tughlaq Dynasty during their invasion of the Deccan.
About Thousand Pillar Temple
The temple contains deities of Rudradeva (Shiva), Vishnu, and Surya (Sun). The architecture of the thousand pillars is star-shaped. The temple is surrounded by small lingams and beautiful gardens.
There are a number of tourist attractions near the temple which you can visit.
- Iskcon Warangal Temple
- Bhadrakali temple (Distance: 4 km)
- Kaktiya Musical Garden
- Siddeshwara Temple
- Mini Zoo
- Pakhal Lake
- Warangal Fort
- Govindarajula Gutta Hill
- Ramappa Lake
- Ramappa Temple (Distance: 64 km)
Thousand Pillar Temple Timings:
Thousand Pillar Temple is open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The temple is open for worship on all days of the year.
Distances from Temple:
- Hyderabad- 152 km
- Ahmedabad- 1324 km
- Mumbai- 856 km
- Rajasthan- 1448 km
How to reach the Thousand Pillar Temple?
- Air- The nearest airport is Hyderabad which is 157 km away
- Rail- The nearest railway station is 6 km away from the temple and is well connected with major cities of the country.
- Road- APSRTC and Private buses connect the temple with the major cities of the country.