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Karimnagar (Telugu: కరీంనగర్, ), is a town and a Municipal Corporation in Karimnagar districtmarker in the state of Andhra Pradeshmarker, Indiamarker. It is the administrative headquarters of Karimnagar Districtmarker. 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.

History

Karimnagar was originally called Kareem Nagar, deriving its name from Syed Karimullah 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, 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 one of the metropoliton cities in near future.

Geography

Karimnagar is located at . It has an average elevation of 265 metres (869 feet).

Demographics

 India census, 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 (2007) Karimnagar town's population is around 5,50,000.

Culture

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 80%, Muslim 15%, 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.

Festivals

Major Hindu festivals such as Ugadi, Sri Krishnashtami, Vinayaka Chavithi, Bathukammafestival, Dasara, Deepavaliand Sankrantiare celebrated here. Muslims celebrate Ramzan(Id-ul-Fitr) and Bakrid, Milad un Nabi, Shab-e-Meraj. And Christians celebrate Christmasand Good Friday.

Best Places in Karimnagar town

  1. Lower Manair Dam



  1. Ujwala Park, Karimnagar

  2. Deer Park, Karimnagar

  3. Varahaswamy Temple, Bommakal

  4. Gidde Perumandlu Temple, Kothirampur

  5. Saibaba Temple, Nr Theerandaz Theatre

  6. Saibaba Temple, Bhagyanagar

  7. Venkateshwaraswamy Temple, Market Road, Karimnagar

  8. Venkateshwaraswamy Temple, LMD Colony, Karimnagar

  9. Shivalayam, Karimnagar

  10. Kaman Chourastha, Karimnagar

  11. Clock Tower, Karimnagar

  12. Elgandal Fort

  13. Rajarajeswara Temple, Vemulawada, Karimnagar

  14. Anjaneya Temple , Kondagattu, Karimnagar

  15. Narasimha Swamy Temple , Dharmapuri, Karimnagar



Tourist Places in Karimnagar District

  1. Rangadam

  2. Vemulawada - Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamy Temple

  3. Agraharam - Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple

  4. Kaleshwaram

  5. Dharmapuri

  6. Kondagattu - Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple

  7. Korutla - Saibaba Temple

  8. Shanigaram - Saraswati Temple -

  9. Dhulikatta

  10. NTPC, Ramagundammarker

  11. Ramagiri Fort

  12. Jagtial Fort

  13. Singareni Collieries, Godavarikhani

  14. Kesoram Cement Factory, Basant Nagar

  15. Ramadugu Fort, Ramadug


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.


Transportation

Karimnagar town is located 162 kilometres from Hyderabadmarker, 70 kilometres from Warangalmarker 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 Airportin Hyderabad.

Entertainment

Major Function Halls

  1. Hitech Gardens
  2. Varalaxmi Gardens
  3. Mini Varalaxmi Gardens
  4. E.N. Gardens
  5. Gopikrishna Function Hall
  6. Mini Gopikrishna Function Hall
  7. Sri Rama Function Hall
  8. Sri Raja rajeshwara Function Hall
  9. Padmanayaka Funcion Hall
  10. Vaishya Bhawan
  11. Chemist Bhawan
  12. N.N Gardens Function Hall Ashoknagar
  13. KARIMNAGAR Function Hall
  14. M.R Gardens
  15. NAWAB'S Gardens
  16. SHALIMAR Function Hall
  17. S.B.S Function Hall
  18. DECENT Function Hall
  19. SAFDAR Gulshan Function Hall
  20. MUSLIM Function Hall


Hotels & Lodges

  1. Comfort Inn Swetha (***)
  2. Hotel Srinivasa (**)
  3. 7 Hills
  4. Hotel Manair
  5. Prem Lodge
  6. Hotel Kalpana
  7. Kala Prakash Lodge
  8. Lucky Lodge
  9. Hussains Cafe
  10. Hotel Blue Sea


Restaurants

  1. Comfort Inn Swetha (***)
  2. Hotel Srinivasa (**)
  3. Sri Geetha Bhavan (Veg)
  4. Peacock Restaurant
  5. My Choice Restaurant
  6. Spice Kitchen
  7. Dhanush Abhishek Restaurant
  8. Sai Bar & Restaurant
  9. Mehaphil Bar & Restaurant
  10. Arjun Hotel (Veg)
  11. My Village
  12. Blue Bird
  13. Kalpana
  14. Mehfil


Theatres

  1. Shiva 70MM
  2. Venkateshwara 70MM
  3. Sai Krishna 70MM
  4. Mamatha 70MM
  5. Sri Tirumala
  6. Bharath Talkies
  7. Srinivasa 70MM
  8. Venkata Sai 70MM
  9. Thirandaz Talkies 70mm/AC
  10. Raja Deluxe 70MM


News Papers & Publications

  1. Eenadu
  2. Vaartha
  3. Saakshi
  4. Deccan Chronicle
  5. Andhra Bhoomi
  6. Andhra Jyothi
  7. Andhra Prabha
  8. Siasat daily
  9. Munsif Daily
  10. Etemaad Urdu Daily
  11. Andhra prabha
  12. Prajashakthi
  13. Surya
  14. Vishalandhra
  15. Manaooru Fortnightly


Major Shopping Malls

  1. Kamal Selections
  2. Kavitha Matching Centre, Tower Circle
  3. Asthalaxmi Silks, Tower Circle
  4. Kavitha Saree Centre, Tower Circle & Jyothi Nagar
  5. Megamart show room, Court Chowrastha
  6. Peter England, Opp. R&B Guest House
  7. Padmalaya Mens Wear, Tower Circle
  8. White House, Court Road, Karimnagar
  9. Shriven Creations, Tower Circle
  10. Pepejeans London, Court Road
  11. Reebok show room, Court Road
  12. Koutons show room, Tower Circle
  13. Cotton County, Geetha Bhawan Chowrastha
  14. Corner Stone Show room
  15. New Port Show room
  16. Cantabill, Opp. Seven Hills Lodge
  17. Freberg, Opp. Seven Hills Lodge
  18. Rosebys Home Store, Court Chowrastha
  19. "The LOOT" Show room
  20. PCH Zone
  21. Signature Levstraus
  22. elegant Xerox & Internet all online applications, mukarampura, KNR.


Major Mobile Malls

  1. Vodafone Store (Prem Associates)
  2. Uninor Store (Prakash Communications)
  3. Mobile Store
  4. Big C
  5. PCH e-Zone
  6. NOKIA Outlet


People



Education

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 telugu speaking Indians working in USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Dubai and Singapore constitute from Karimnagar.

Karimnagar has the following Universities and Colleges.

Universities

  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. Sree Chaithanya Degree College

  2. S.E.S. Degree & Law College

  3. Vivekananda Educational Societies

  4. KIMS Colleges

  5. Vaninikethan Degree & PG College

  6. Sri Vaishnavi Degree College

  7. Manair Educational Institutions

  8. Apoorva degree college, Mukarampura, Karimnagar (TOP College)

  9. Shivani Degree & PG college
  10. SRM Degree College


Medical, Pharmacy and Nursing Colleges

  1. Pratima Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Nagunoor

  2. Chalmeda Ananda Rao Institute of Medical Sciences (CAIMS)

  3. S.R.R COLLEGE OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, VALBHAPOOR (V), ELKATHURTHI (M), KARIMNAGAR

  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.[69112]


Engineering Colleges

  1. (JITS-1)Jyothishmathi Institute of Technology and Science, Nusthulapoor, Karimnagar

  2. (JITS-2)Jyothishmathi Institute of Technology and Science, Nusthulapoor, 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. Kamala Institute of Technology, Singapur, Karimnagar

  7. Vageswari College of Engineeing, Karimnagar

  8. Mother Theresa Engineering College, Pedda Bonkur, Karimnagar

  9. Dr. VRK College of Engineering, Jagtial, Karimnagar

  10. JNTU Engineering College, Kondagattu, Karimnagar

  11. Nigama Engineering College, Mogdumpur, Karimnagar

  12. Sahaja Engineering College, Rekurthy, Karimnagar



Polytechnic Colleges

  1. Govt Polytechnic, Agraharam, Karimnagar

  2. Govt Women's Polytechnic, Karimnagar



Hospitals

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)


Politics

Constituencies

Three Lok Sabha (Parliament) constituencies cover the entire Karimnagar district – Karimnagar, Peddapalliand Nizamabad.

Ponnam Prabhakar (Congress) is MP of Karimnagar constituency in 15th Loksabha Elections and Gangula Kamalakar(TDP) is the present MLA of Karimnagar constituency.

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

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