Area: 7,493 sq.km
The boundaries of Rangareddy district are Nalgonda district,
Mahabubnagar district, Karnataka state and Medak district in the East,
South, West and North directions respectively.
Tandur, Ibrahimpatnam, Chevella, Medchl, Hayatnagar and Vikarabad.
Cement factory at Tandur, Hyderabad Chemicals and Fertilizers at
Moula-Ali, Midhani, H.M.T and E.C.I.L
Himayatsagar Dam, Osmansagar Dam and Vikarabad.
Ananthaswamy Temple at Ananthagiripalle
This district is named after the famous freedom fighter and Telanga
leader Sri. Ranga Reddy as Rangareddy district. This district was
earlier included in the Hyderabad district and later formed as a
seperate district in the year 1978.
Area occupied by Forest is only 9.6% of the district area. Social
forestry is making all its efforts in growing Eucalyptus trees and other
plants. Quartz is found in many parts of the district and also Jambala
Clays which are used in Bricks, Drainage Pipes Manufacturing.
Grapes from this part of the state have acquired International
recognition with Anabshahi type. Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural
University (Angrau) at Rajendranagar has won many credits and recognized
as the best university at the National Level. The Students of the
research team and the faculty are helping the farmers in choosing the
correct crop and the quality seeds for better yield.
Medium Scale Industries and Cement Corporation of India's Cement
Factories are established at Tandur. Hyderabad Chemicals and Fertilizers
at Moula-Ali established in 1942 are to name few. Defense Ministry's
MIDHANI - Mishrit Dhathu Nigam, ECIL -The First Computer to be
manufactured in India, HMT are the Public Sector firms. Fresh Water
reservoir on river Musi at Gandipet called Osman Sagar is the Prime
Drinking Water source to the Capital City of Hyderabad. Agriculture
University is established at Rajendernagar in this district where
research operations for getting more yields are taking place. All the
Colleges are affiliated to Osmania University.
The district has an extensive network of National Highways and other
roads. It is well connected by road. Vikarabad located on the
secunderabad-Mumbai line is an important railway station. Nearest
airport is at Secunderabad.
Centuries ago, Andhra Pradesh was a major Buddhist centre and
part of Emperor Ashoka's sprawling kingdom. Not surprisingly,
traces of early Buddhist influence are still visible in several places
in and around the state. After the death of Emperor Ashoka, several
dynasties from the Ikshvakus, Pallavas, Chalukyas,
Kakatiyas, Vijayanagaram kings, Qutb Shahis,
Mughals and the Asaf Jahi's, ruled this princely city.
The history of Andhra Pradesh dates
back to the epic era of the Ramayana and the Mahabharatha. But the
documented history points to 236 BC, when Satavahana
established a kingdom and a dynasty around the modern Hyderabad.
During the reign of 450 years, Buddhism flourished in the kingdom. The
rulers were followers of Brahmanism, but the women folk practiced
Buddism. It was during this period that Buddhism spread from these
shores to China, The far East and to Sri Lanka. The Ikshvakus
succeeded the Satavahanas and ruled the kingdom for 57 years. The
Pallavas annexed the area South of River Krishna and ruled till the end
of 6th century.
Then came the dynasties of Chalukyas and the Kakatiyas.
The Kakatiyas established themselves as rulers of a Telugu speaking
people. The glorious reign of the Kakatiyas came to end in the 14th
century and for the first time Telugus came under a Muslim regime
that brought with it a totally different set of customs, language and
The Delhi Sultanate came in power in 1347 AD, governed by Allahuddin
Hasan, claiming lineage to Bahman Shah of Persia, revolted against
the Delhi Sultanate and declared himself ruler of the southern part of
the territory, comprising mainly the Deccan and Telangana area.
It was somewhere around this time that the Qutub Shahi dynasty
came into being when Sultan Quli, the Bahmani governor of
Telangana, became independent and extend the new kingdom of Golconda
right upto Machlipatnam on the east coast. Given the title of
Quli-ul-Mulk by the Bahmanis, Qutub Shah, a descendant of a royal family
of Hamdan in Persia, took over the reins and ruled till 1548.
Aurangazeb last Mogul king to rule India, conquered the Deccan
in 1687 and left his governors, the Nizams, to rule Andhra.
The British and French took over from the Nizams. Andhra became a
part of Indian Union in 1947. The present state was formed in 1953,
merging a part of the then Madras State (present Tamil Naidu) and the
princely state of Hyderabad.
The various dynasties that ruled the State of Andhra Pradesh, from the
Ikshvakus, Pallavas, Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, Vijayanagaram kings, Qutb
Shahis, Mughals, to the Asaf Jahis, all have contributed significantly
to the State's rich cultural tapestry and have left behind a heritage
studded with spectacular monuments, temples, mosques, palaces all
vibrant with arts, crafts, dance and literature.
The state has a rich cultural heritage. The great composers of carnatic
music Annamacharya, Tyagaraja and many others chose Telugu as their
language of composition, thus enriching the language. Kuchipudi is the
state's classical dance form.Andhrites have been movie buffs decades.
The state produces about 200 top notch movies per year.
Andhra Pradesh has several museums, including the Salar Jung Museum,
which features a varied collection of sculptures, paintings, and
religious artifacts, and the Archaeological Museum, which features
Buddhist and Hindu sculptures and other antiques; both museums are
located in Hyderabad
The State is rich in natural resources, cultural heritage, history and
most of all, an opportunity to explore them, created by combining the
old princely state of Hyderabad with the Telugu speaking portions of the
former state of Chennai, Andhra Pradesh to this day retains much of its
regal glory and mystic charm.
Telugu, the official language of Andhra Pradesh, is described by C.P.
Brown as the " Italian of the East ". It has been influenced by
Sanskrit. The prominent poets of Telugu include Nannaya, Tikkana, Sri
Krishna Devarayulu and a host of others.
The dance styles in the State are based on the standard treatises, viz.
Abhinaya Darpana and Bharatarnava of Nandikeshwara, which is sub-divided
into Nattuva Mala and Natya Mala.
Kuchipudi, a blend of music and abhinaya, is Andhra Pradesh‘s unique
contribution to dance it have flowered from a village called Kuchelapuri
or Kuchelapuram in Krishna district. From its birth around 300 B. C., it
has remained a continuous and living tradition of this region, performed
by men of the Brahmin community.