Thousand Pillar Temple

Thousand Pillar Temple, Andhra Pradesh

Thousand Pillar Temple in Andhra Pradesh

Thousand pillar temples is built by the King Rudra Deva in the year 1163 AD. This temple is named so because there are one thousand pillars that are carved with beautiful sculptures. This temple is designed in the shape of a star which is the unique feature of this temple. This temple is a very good example of the Kakatiya style of design. This is one of the main attractions of this temple.

Thousand pillar temples is built on the slope of the Hanamakonda hill in an area of about 1 mile. There is a Nandi bull made up of black basalt rock which is also one of the unique features of this temple. This Nandi bull is devoted to Lord Surya, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. The temple is bounded with small lingam shrines along with the beautiful garden. Thousand pillar temple is world famous for its 1000 pillars and for exhaustive sculpture and screen. This temple is built on a platform which is raised 1 meter high above sea level.

These pillars are carved so well that it attracts thousands of visitors every year. These pillars provide detailed stone work that definitely plays a vital role in the beauty of the temple. These pillars are placed in such a way that one will not block other from any point.

Furthermore to add charm to the temple is the stone elephant that are awesome and the artificial screens that are carved so much into details.

During the Mughal Empire they had destroyed these temples while the attack on the south India. This temple was considered as one of the master pieces in those days. Tourists come to visit place from across the world and have a look at the beautifully carved pillars of the temple.


There are hotels and resorts ranging from luxury class to economy class. These hotels and resorts are in the Warangal city of Andhra Pradesh. They provide top class amenities and hospitality for the tourists. These hotels are well furnished and properly ventilated rooms are there in these hotels.

Getting there

  • Airways:

    Nearest airport is the Hyderabad airport which is at a distance of about 157 kilometers away from the destination. There are taxis and buses available from the airport to Hanamakonda.

  • Railways:

    Warangal station is one of the major railway stations in Andhra Pradesh that is well-connected to all the major cities of India.

  • Road ways:

    There are state transport buses and luxury buses available from Warangal to all the major cities of India.