One of the major centers of coal and limestone in Andhra Pradesh
, Asifabad is a famous town that lies in the Adilabad Lok Sabha constituency, Adilabad District
. Tribal groups and scheduled castes comprise most of the population here.
According to historians, Asifabad was under the reign of the Gondu Kings during the ancient period. Fossils of the pre-historic period excavated from this place attach enormous archeological importance to this place, also revealing the presence of a rich megalithic culture in this area. Gangapur Cave is the nearby attraction.
18 km from Asifabad, lies Movvad village cradled in a green valley, ideal as a weekend retreat. Nirmal, famous for a fort, is easily accessible.
The nearest airport
is at Hyderabad