Mahaboobnagar is located at a distance of 96-km from Hyderabad. This place was formerly known as "Rukmammapeta" and "Palamuru". The name was changed to Mahaboobnagar in honour of Mir Mahbub Ali Khan Asaf Jah VI, the Nizam of Hyderabad (1869-1911 AD). It has been the headquarters of the district since 1883 AD Cotton ginning and cotton pressing, as well as oilseed and rice milling, are the main industries. It is said that the famous Golconda diamonds came from Mahaboobnagar district.
Location: 96-km From Hyderabad
Formerly Known As: Rukmammapeta And Palamuru
Named After: Mir Mahbub Ali Khan Asaf Jah VI, The Nizam Of Hyderabad
Attractions: Pillalamarri And Alampur
Temples And Mosques There are a number of temples at the place for the Hindus to worship and there are also about 14 mosques and 8 Dargahs, the important among them being those of Bagamaru Saheb, Syed Abdul Khader Saheb, Majoot Mardan Ali Shah Saheb, Umar Ali Shah and Baba Tajuddin.
The most important place of interest near Mahaboobnagar is the famous banyan tree called Pillalamarri, which is about 8-km from the city. There is a shrine of a Muslim saint under the tree. From a distance the tree presents the appearance of a small hillock with green foliage but on reaching nearer, it looks like a large green umbrella under which about thousand people can easily take shelter. The tree is a very old one and it covers an area of 3 acres (1.21 hectares).
Alampur is located on the banks of Tungabhadra River and abounds in antiquities of the Chalukyan times. It is situated on the border between Kurnool and Mahaboobnagar districts of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the most sacred "Shaivite" centres in AP It is a paradise for tourists interested in archaeological studies.
HOW TO GET THERE
Air: The nearest airport is at Hyderabad, 96-km away.
Rail: Mahaboobnagar has a railway station on the Secunderabad-Dronachellam section of the South Central Railway, and is well connected by rail to all the important places in and outside the district.
Road: Mahaboobnagar is well connected by road to all the important places of the state.
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS:
Shivagangamma Utsavam on Chaitra Suddha Poornima and Sri Pandurangaswamy Utsavam from Kartika Suddha Dasami to Kartika Poornima are some of the important festivals at the place.
Temperature Range (deg C):
Summer- Max 40, Min 26
Winter- Max 28, Min 18
Rainfall: 1154 MM.
Clothing: Light Cottons