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 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
How to reach Kolanupaka
Government buses and private transport available from Hyderabad.