Welcome to Adilabad, the White Gold City of India! Located in the state of Telangana, Adilabad is a city with a rich history, diverse culture, and stunning natural beauty. Known for its cotton cultivation, Adilabad is a gateway to South India and a must-visit destination for travelers seeking an authentic Indian experience.
Adilabad has a fascinating history that dates back to the rule of Qutub Shahis. The city was originally called Edlabad and was ruled by various dynasties like the Kakatiyas, Mauryas, Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Qutub Shahis, Asaf Jahis, and Gond Rajas. In 1872, it was created by the ruler and later declared an independent district with a prominent headquarters in 1905. In 2016, it was divided into four districts, namely Adilabad, Nirmal, Asifabad, and Mancherial.
Telugu is the most spoken language in Adilabad, with Marathi being widely spoken and understood due to its proximity to Maharashtra. Other languages spoken in Adilabad include Hindi, Urdu, and Gondi.
Adilabad has an average elevation of 264 meters and shares its boundaries with Nirmal and Karimnagar districts of Telangana to the south, Komaram Bheem district on the east, with Nanded on the west and Yavatmal and Chandrapur districts of Maharashtra to the north. The district is home to the Kuntala Waterfall, rivers like the Godavari, Painganga, and Mavala lake, built during the Nizam period. Other waterfalls in Adilabad include Pochara waterfalls and Gayatri waterfall, where different rope games are conducted year-round. Saptha Gundala waterfalls, consisting of 7 small waterfalls, is accessible only by track due to its isolated forest location.
In 2011, Adilabad had a population of 117,167, with an average literacy rate of 43.45%. The urban agglomeration population of the city stands at 139,383.
Adilabad is one of the seventeen Lok Sabha constituencies in the Indian state of Telangana and consists of eight Legislative Assembly segments.
Adilabad is well-connected by road and rail. National Highway 44 passes through Adilabad, and TSRTC operates buses from Adilabad to various destinations in the state. Adilabad also has a railway station on Mudkhed-Majri section of Nanded railway division of South Central Railway (SCR).
Adilabad is home to several stunning landmarks, including the Kuntala Waterfall, Pochera Falls, Gayatri Waterfall, Kanakai waterfall, Mavala Harithavanam, and Khandala Waterfall.
Adilabad has produced several notable people, including Komaram Bheem and Samala Sadasiva, who won the Sahitya Akademi Awards.
Whether you’re interested in history, culture, or nature, Adilabad has something for everyone. Come and explore this hidden gem of South India and experience the magic of the White Gold City for yourself!