1000-Pillared Temple

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Built in 1163, the 1000-Pillared Temple, on the slopes of Hanamkonda Hill, is a fine example of Chalukyan architecture in a leafy setting. Dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Surya, it has been carefully restored, with intricately carved pillars and an impressive black-granite Nandi (bull; Shiva’s mount).

Down the hill and 3km to the right is the small Siddheshwara Temple . The lakeside Bhadrakali Temple , whose striking deity sits with a weapon in each of her eight hands, is on a hill between Hanamkonda and Warangal.