Hanumakonda is one of the suburbs of the city of Warangal, India. Hanumakonda is situated between Kazipet and Warangal about 140 kilometres (87 mi) north east of the state capital, Hyderabad. It is also known as "Hanmakonda" and "Hanamkonda". Hanumakonda comes under the Greater Municipal corporation of Warangal, which comprises Warangal, Hanumakonda and Kazipet, locally called as tri-cities.
Hanumakonda was the capital of Kakatiya kings till 12th century, before the foundation of Warangal. The ruins of the fort can be seen even today, located on the south end of Hanaumakonda town, along a big hill. Hanamkonda contains some very interesting buildings of which the thousand pillar temple is specially noteworthy. It was built in 1162 in the Chalukyan style by the Kings of Kakatiya dynasty,and consists of three spacious detached halls with portico supported by 300 pillars. Opposite to the portico is a star shaped mandapa supported on 200 pillars, ther of which bear old Telugu and Sanskrit inscriptions. Near the temple is a fine well koneru.
Until Merger of Hyderabad State in Indian Union, Hanumakonda was the headquarters of the Warangal "Suba". "Subedari" is the area of Hanumakonda which houses the Collectorate and almost all the District level Government Offices of the Warangal District. The Collectors Residence (old Subedar bunglow) has the largest area (about 15 acres) than any other Collectors residence in Andhra Pradesh. Todays Hanumakonda has grown along northern and western directions and several residential colonies are developed.
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South Indian dishes includes Dosha, Vada, Puri, Idly are common breakfast items. Rice with variety of curries including curd is taken as main food. "Biryani" is a famous delicious food item which is served in all hotels, biryani available in the hotels of old city area of mandi bazar is very famous for its taste. Special food items Harees and Haleem are traditional food items available in the season of Ramzan.