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Kolanupaka, Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh



Kolanupaka was made the capital of the Kalyani Chalkyas. Tourists can see Kolanupaka Museum and Kolanupaka Jain Temple at Kolupaka.

Kolanupaka Museum

Kolanupaka came into prominence when it was made the capital of the Kalyani Chalukyas in the 11th century AD. The State Department of Archaeology and Museums established a sculptural gallery, which exhibits artefacts collected from the various historical monuments of Kolanupaka. Artefacts from both the Chalukyan and Kakatiyan styles are displayed in the museum. The museum has more than 100 images collected around Kolanupaka.

  • Timings: 10.30am To 5pm
  • Entry: Free
  • Photography: Allowed

Kolanupaka Jain Temple

Situated here is the renowned Jain Mandir with a 1.5 metre high idol of Lord Mahavira, built during the Rastrkuta-Kalyani Chalukyas times. Other attractions here include the Sri Veeranarayana Swamy temple built around 1104 A.D., Someswara Swamy temple which is a splendid example of the Chalukya architecture. Kolanpaka Museum where artefacts from the Chalukyan and Kakatiyan period are on display.

How to reach Kolanupaka

Government buses and private transport available from Hyderabad.

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