Vikarabad District Formed on 11.10.2016. The district is spread over an area of 3,386.00 square kilometres (1,307.34 sq.mi). It’s boundaries shared by the districts with Sangareddy, Rangareddy, Mahaboobnagar of Telangana state and the Karnataka state. As of 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 927,140.
Vikarabad District formed with 18 mandals from erstwhile Rangareddy and Mahaboobnagar Districts and divided into 2 Revenue Divisions. Vikarabad Revenue Division formed with Marpalle, Mominpet, Nawabpet, Vikarabad, Pudur, Kulkacherla, Doma, Pargi, Dharur, Kotepally, Bantwaram mandals from Rangareddy District. Tandur Revenue Division formed with Basheerabad, Doulthabad, Tandur, Peddemul, Yelal mandals from Rangareddy District and Kodangal, Bommaraspet mandals from Mahaboobnagar District.
Ananthagiri hills, one of the most attractive tourist spots in Telangana is the pride of Vikarabad district. Anantagiri hills, the birthplace of river Musi that flows through the city of Hyderabad, attract many nature lovers who are enthralled by the mesmerizing beauty of the hills.
The ancient Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple which is located in Ananthagiri hills draws many visitors. Lord Vishnu is in the form of Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy and Ananthagiri is named after the main deity. The district is also home for many other temples viz. Pambanda Ramlingeshwara Temple, Bhavigi Bhadreshwara Temple, Bugga Rameshawaram, Bhukailas, Ekambareshawar, Jhuntupally Rama and Kodangal Venkateshwara Swamy temples.
Projects such as Kotipally, Jhuntupally, Laknapur, Sarpan Pally cater to the irrigation needs of the district besides being the places of tourists’ interest.
Tandur, one of the important towns in the district, is the industrial hub of the district. Tandur is the main producer and distributor for blue & yellow limestone. Tandur is also famous for Redgram (Pigeon pea) production. Laterite and other stone mines, cement factories and many toor dal mills located in and around Tandur employ many.
District at Glance