Adilabad is a town and a municipality in Adilabad district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It has a population of 108,233 (agglomeration 2,58,233) (2006 census). It is the headquarters of the district of the same name.
Adilabad derives its name from the erstwhile ruler of Bijapur, Mohammed Adil Shah. Historically, Adilabad has been home to a variety of cultures. Owing to its position at the border of central and southern India, it has been ruled by North Indian dynasties like the Mughals and the Mauryas and South Indian dynasties like the Satavahanas and the Chalukyas. The current culture of the district incorporates significant elements of the neighboring Marathi culture into the native Telugu culture. However a multicultural society exists here with Bengali, Malayali and Gujarati people living in harmony.
Adilabad has an average elevation of 264 metres (866 feet). Adilabad district also consists of many landscapes like Kuntala Waterfalls, Sahyadri mountains,rivers like the Godavari, Penaganga, Pranahitha, etc. The district is also famous for the temple town Basara, where the shrine of goddess Saraswathi exists. People from the entire nation visit this place. Basara is located about 1 km away from the river Godavari.
Adilabad was a railway station on Mudkhed-Adilabad Section of Hyderabad (HYB) Division of South Central Railway (SCR). After Divisional adjustments in 2003, which saw the bifurcation of Hyderabad Division, Adilabad now comes under Nanded (NED) Division of SCR. It has direct train connectivity with Hyderabad, Nizamabad, Nanded, Vijayawada, Nellore, Renigunta, Tirupati, Patna, Nagpur, Nasik, Mumbai CST, Warangal, Khammam, Tenali, Ongole, Aurangabad, Manmad Gulbarga, Bidar, Bijapur, Sholapur etc.
National Highway 7 (the largest NH in India) passes through Adilabad making the road transport most easy. It is well connected to rest of India by road. Hyderabad is 280 km from here. Adilabad had an air strip which was destroyed by the Indian air force at the time of police action in 1948. The nearest airport is Nagpur but Hyderabad is most preferred.
- Saraswathimatha Temple, Basara
- Satyanarayanaswamy Temple, Jainad, Dist. Adilabad.
- Bugga Rajeswara Temple
- Hanuman Temple, Kokasmannur
- Renukamatha temple, sai nagar, Adilabad
Basara Saraswathi Jainath TempleGudem Satyanaraya Sirichelime
Kuntala WaterfallsPochera Waterfalls
Kawal Wildlife Sivaram Wildlife Pranahitha Wildlife
- Art & Handicrafts
- Nirmal Toys and Nirmal Paintings
- Ravindra Sharma Kalashram
- Dams & Reservoirs