Warangal was known as “Ekashila or Orugallu” during medieval period and even for some time it was called “Sultanpur” the name was given by Muhammad bin Tughlaq. Warangal is located in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh surrounded by hills among those Hanamkonda is famous. It is about 150 km from Hyderabad. Warangal had the distinction of being the capital of Kakatiya kingdom and most important centre for Telugu Culture. The place is famous for Warangal Fort, exterior wall was made up of Mud, built by Ganapatideva and his daughter Rudramma devi, the only lady who ruled Andhra region. Svayambhu alayam was constructed with in the fort. Khushmahal, the place where royal ceremonies used to held, built by Shitab Khan.
Thousand pillar temple built by the king Rudra deva is an excellent example of Innovation in the construction. Kakatiya art and architecture peaked and reflected in four entrance gateways(Thoranas) to the warangal and especially Nandi statues are well carved with fine designs. Ramappa and Ghanpur temples are other additions to the warangal circuit. Bhadra Kali temple in the warangal important pilgrim centre.
Warangal is famous for Carpet and Weaving industry.