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Telangana

About
Telangana is a state in southern India. In the capital of Hyderabad. Formed on 2 June 2014 as the youngest state in India, from the north western part of the Joint State of Andhra Pradesh. It is the twelfth-largest state in India, and the twelfth-most populated state in India. Its major cities include Hyderabad, Warangal, Karimnagar, Nizamabad and Khammam. Telangana is bordered by the states of Maharashtra to the north and north west, Chhattisgarh to the north, Karnataka to the west and Andhra Pradesh to the east and south. Charminar is a 16th-century mosque with 4 arches supporting 4 towering minarets. The monument overlooks the city's long-running Laad Bazaar. Once the seat of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, the sprawling Golconda Fort is a former diamond-trading center. In 1956, the Hyderabad State was dissolved as part of the linguistic reorganisation of states and Telangana was merged with former Andhra State to form Andhra Pradesh.
History
The history of the Telangana movement refers to the political and social conditions under which the Telangana region was merged with Andhra State to form the state of Andhra Pradesh and the subsequent demands to reverse the merger to form a new state of Telangana. When India became independent from the British Empire in 1947, the Nizam of Hyderabad, a Muslim king, wanted Hyderabad State to remain independent under the special provisions given to princely states. The Indian National leaders from the state as well as Arya Samaj leaders invoked themselves whole-heartedly in the movement. Qasim Razvi led private Razakar Muslim army fighting for continuation of the Nizam's rule, did worst forms of atrocities on people. The Government of India liberated and assimilated the Hyderabad State on 17 September 1948, in an operation by the Indian Army called Operation Polo. The commission proposed that the Telangana region be constituted as a separate state with a provision for unification with Andhra state, after the 1961 general elections, if a resolution could be passed in the Telangana state assembly with a two-thirds majority. The Chief Minister of Hyderabad State, Burgula Ramakrishna Rao, expressed his view that a majority of Telangana people were against the merger. He supported the Congress party's central leadership decision to merge Telangana and Andhra despite opposition in Telangana. Andhra state assembly passed a resolution on 25 November 1955 to provide safeguards to Telangana. With lobbying from Andhra Congress leaders and with pressure from the Central leadership of Congress party, an agreement was reached between Telangana leaders and Andhra leaders on 20 February 1956 to merge Telangana and Andhra with promises to safeguard Telangana's interests.This came to be known as the Gentlemen's agreement. Later, In 2014 Telangana get seperated from Andhra Pradesh after many discussions. Now the state have its own identity.
Language And Culture
Language: Most of the people of Telangana used to speak in Telugu. Urdu is considered as the second official Language. Telangana is the state which is sum up of different people who comes from different regions. English also used widely in Telangana. Culture: 'South of North and North of South,? Telangana State has long been a meeting place for diverse languages and cultures. It is easily the best example for India?s composite culture, pluralism and inclusiveness. Located on the uplands of Deccan plateau, Telangana is the link between the North and South of India. Dussehra is the major festival which will be celebrated grandly in Telangana. People used to celebrate all festivals with full of Joy and cheer.
State symbols
State Animal: (Spotted deer) Jinka (Axis axis) State Bird: (Indian roller) Paala Pitta (Coracias indica) State Flower: Tangidi Puvvu (Senna auriculata) State Tree: Jammi Chettu (Prosopis cineraria)
Top Attractions
1.Charminar 2.Golkonda 3.Hussain Sagar 4.Nagarjuna Sagar Dam 5.Anantagiri Hills 6.Thousand Pillar Temple 7.Kuntala Waterfall
Top Cities
1.Hyderabad 2.Warangal 3.Nalgonda 4.Mahabubnagar 5.Karimnagar
How to Reach
By Air: Nearest airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, which is located in Hyderabad. It is well connected to all parts of the world. By Train: Being the headquarter of South Central Railway; Hyderabad is well connected with all major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata. There are railway stations at Nampally and Kachiguda. Trains leaving from these two stations can also be boarded at Secunderabad railway station. By Road: Regular services of state roadways and privately owned buses from the bus stand of the city are available. Roads are well linked with important cities and states. You can also hire rented cars or taxis to your desired destination.