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Telangana architecture were mostly built during the Chalukyas and Kakatiyas rule, when art and architecture reached its heights. The ‘Thousand Pillar Temple’, Alampur Temples, the Ramappa Temple, Warangal Fort and Bhongir Fort are few of the architectural beauties. Alampur temples features a mix of Northern and Western Indian architectural styles, not Dravidian style common in South.
Telanganites celebrate the main festivals along with regional festivals like Bonalu, a festival of offering to Goddess Mahankal in Hyderabad, Batukamma, a month long festival in Sept/Oct where Goddess Batakamma’s idol is worshipped and Yedupayala Jatara in Medak, Sammakka Saralamma in Warangal district.
The amazing skill of the craftsmen of Nirmal town of Adilabad district who create world famous oil paintings depicting themes from the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata make their work appear authentic with their use of colors accompanied with traditional techniques of creating masterpieces by using natural dyes. Nirmal is exhibited in the form of wood paintings.
The Telugu cuisine - Jowar and Bajra are the staple food & it is the spiciest food. Jonna rotte (sorghum),Uppudi Pindi (broken rice) or sajja rotte (penisetum) a curry is called Koora and Pulusu (Sour) in based on Tamarind. Vepudu. Kodi pulusu and Mamsam (meat) vepudu are popular dishes in meat. Hyderabadi cuisine comprises of rice, wheat and meat dishes and use of dry coconut, red chillies and tamarind along with other spices are the main ingredients.