Amrabad Tiger Reserve Telangana
The Mannanur and Farahbad Tiger reserve are located at a reachable distance of 140 km from Hyderabad and it is one of the largest tiger reserves in the country it is a mere two and half hours’ drive from the city, this hilly region is at a height of 1400 to 1800 feet above sea level and is covered by thick forest.
List of ancient temples around the region.
- Uma Maheshwaram temple in Ranagapur is supposed to be the biggest temple in the region and is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. It is the northern gateway of Srisailam is one of the Jjyothilingas. It dates back to the 2nd century AD.
- Gopal Swamy temple recorded in ancient times is located around the Mannanur town and has to be explored in the dense forest.
- Chinna Kishore Swamy temple is located on the eastern side of Amrabad. It was found in a state of ruins in 1895 and was abandoned at that time its existence today is not known.
- Rama Swamy temple is an ancient temple found in ruins hundred years ago and yet to be discovered for the present day.
- Chinna Narayana temple located in the region of Amrabad is formed on the peak of a hill. It was known to be the place for the sacred bulls.
- Pratap Rudra fort located at the top of the hill has a view of thirty miles. The fort remains in ruins as of the date and has a grave on its entrance which is supposed to be of two Afghan generals of the Muslim army. Remains of the fort can be seen and trekking is the only way to reach the top.
- Chandra Gupti hill is located in the south of Amrabad region and it was the hunting ground of Raja Rudra Pratap. A special palace here was made for one of his queens. The area now is covered with forest and according to ancient research, it is believed that there is an ancient temple on the top of the hill.
- Patcha Gattu is an unexplored region in the Amrabad forest where according to ancient scripts the color of white looks yellow at the time of sunrise.
- Erlapade is the fourth hill on the way to Chandragupta it is a black soil region with a water stream with the name of "Raltiragu" flows. the remains of an ancient village "Boryadipalli" are found on the banks of Raltirgu
- Tapalakarva is the highest plain running across for 12 miles on the top. This area consists of three ancient wells and two ponds. An ancient civilization in this region is recorded. This area today has a present name Vatvarapalli. It has the most fertile soil in the region and has the purest form of air recorded in the region of Telangana.