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Lake Asok Sagar:has a neatly laid out garden, and a 18 ft (5.5 m) statue of Goddess Saraswati in the middle of the lake, just 7 km (4.3 mi) away from Nizamabad on the way to Basar. There is a swinging bridge and an octagonal shaped restaurant. It is interesting to note that the lake and its facilities are named as Asok Sagar, to honor one Collector, Asok Kumar, who had developed this. Ali Sagar is a lake with a hill top view. The famous Basar Saraswati Temple is located 35 km (22 mi) from here. Basar temple is the only other Saraswati Temple in south India.

Archaeological and Heritage Museum:This museum was opened in October 2001. The District Archaeological Museum houses number of artifacts and antiquities representing the evolution of human civilization right from Paleolithic to Vijaya Nagar Times (i.e. 16th. A.D). The Museum is broadly divided into three sections, namely Archaeological Section, Sculptural gallery and Bronze and Decorative gallery. Bidri articles and arms and weapons of extensive variety are also exhibited.

Quilla Ramalayam:Originally known as Indoor or Indrapuri, the city and fort were built by the Rashtrakutas. There is a 40 ft (12 m) high monolithic victory pillar built during the Rashtrakuta reign. The fort was occupied by Alauddin Khilji in 1311 A.D. and subsequently went into the hands of the Bahmani Sultanate, the Qutb Shahi dynasty , and then the Asaf Jahi dynasty . The present fort has a wide area encircled by masonry walls along with huge bastions at the corners. This 10th Century fort of the Rashtrakutas has continued to be of strategic importance right down to the Asaf Jahis. The present fort reflects the Asaf Jahi style of architecture with spacious halls and a summer house. Adding importance to the fort is the Bada Rammandir Temple, built by Samarth Ram Das, the guru of Chatrapathi Shivaji. The fort offers a panoramic view of the Nizamabad city and its surroundings.

Rudrur:This village has a rice and sugarcane research center. It is operational from nearly 50 years and recently an agriculture polytechnic college was started here.

Mallaram Forest:Mallaram Forest is just 7 km (4.3 mi) away from Nizamabad. Ensconced in Sylvan surroundings it is the perfect place for eco-tourism. Forest treks, a pagoda and a view point tower are main attractions.

Alisagar: Alisagar is 10 km (6.2 mi) from Nizamabad and 2 km (1.2 mi) off the Nizamabad-Basar road. The forest spread along with the summer house, well laid out gardens, an island and hilltop guest house make it a favored getaway. Adding to the attraction is the deer park and facilities for trekking and water sports.

Rock formations:Armoor Road - Located on the highway, Armoor is a natural stopover for all traffic. The hillock of boulders is the result of natural weathering over millions of years. On top of hillock is the Navanatha Siddeswara temple. The local people believe that Navanathas or Siddhas, venerable sages, still live in the natural caves and caverns of these hillocks. The water spot nearby area has been drawing people in large numbers for it is believed that the water has curative powers, healing chronic diseases and disabilities.

Domakonda Fort:Domakonda is 4 km (2.5 mi) off the main highway and 15 km (9.3 mi) from Kamareddy. Domakonda was a Samsthanam under Qutubshahis and Asaf Jahis. The Reddy rulers of Domakonda Samsthanam built the fort in the 18th century at a sight where a fort existed earlier. The entrance to the fort has an arched gateway reflecting Asaf Jahis influence. The fort has bastions both square as well as circular, built at irregular intervals. Inside the fort are two palaces and a temple complex. The temple dedicated to Shiva was built on stellate plan, imitating the Kakatiya style of architecture. This fort is an example of the defence architecture of the princely states of Telangana.

Telangana University:started in Nizamabad city at Giriraj College, Dubba, Nizamabad and makeship office and classes have going in and the permanent site is coming near Dichpalli Highway from year 2006 to 2007. Nizamabad has become corporation in 2005.

Religious places

Sri Laxmi Narshima Swamy: Sri Laxmi Narshima Swamy Temple Famous for Astah(8 Corner) Muki(faced) Koneru which resides on the top of Hill. About 9 KM from Nizamabad city on the way to AliSagar.

Limbadri Gutta (Hills):Sri Narasimha Swamy Temple is located on the Linbadri Hill located in a Serene atmosphere. The spot is 5 km away form Bheemgal town and 55 km from Nizamabad. Every year a carnival is held from Kartika Sudda Thadiya to Trayodasi.

Bada Pahad:People pay homage to Dargah of Syed Sadullah Hussaini located on the hills between Varni & Chandur. This is also a jathara spot.

Bichkunda:"Shivaratri Festival" day, every year, the famous Basawa Lingappa Swamy fair takes place in Bichkunda, attracts several devotees not only from Andhra Pradesh but also from the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Sarangapur:About 8 km (5.0 mi) from Nizamabad city, there is a large Hanuman Temple at Sarangapur, considered a holy shrine in the district. The saint Samartha Ramadas, the Guru of Chatrapati Shivaji had laid the foundation for the temple about 452 years ago. With easy accessibility, and availability of electricity, protected water supply, dharmasala, garden, children's park etc., the place attracts a considerable number of pilgrims every day.

Kanteshwar:In Nizamabad in a locality called, Kanteshwar an ancient temple of Lord Shiva "Neela Kanteshwar" attracts a large number of devotees in the district. This temple was constructed by the Satavahana king, Satakarni-II for the Jains. The structure resembles the North Indian Architectural style. The festival of Rathasapthami is an annual event celebrated on a grand scale in this temple.

Madhavnagar: The Sai Baba temple constructed many years ago, has been developed to include a dharmashala, protected water supply, garden etc.

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