Telangana

Warangal wins best heritage city award

For the third time in a row, Warangal city has been awarded the ‘best heritage city’ at the National Tourism Awards for 2014-15.

Mayor Nannapuneni Narender said the award would help officials and public representatives work with renewed vigour for the development of the city. Already, beautification of the city has started and funds released by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has armed the administration in taking up several projects.

800-year legacy

The city has an 800-year legacy when Kakatiya kings ruled here. They were known for their architectural acumen. Exquisitely carved idols at ancient temples such as the Thousand Pillar temple, Ramappa and others speak volumes about the rich heritage of the then rulers.

Tourism

Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) Commissioner Sarfaraz Ahmed said the award would help bring more tourists to the city. The city received the award earlier in the year 2012. It also got prestigious projects such as HRIDAY, AMRIT and smart city from the Central government.





This is the third

time in a row that the city won the National Tourism Awards



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