Karimnagar, the administrative headquarters of the Karimnagar District
, is situated 160 km mortheast of Hyderabad
in Andhra Pradesh
. The city was named after Syed Karimuddin, who is thought to be its founder. Karimnagar was formerly known as 'Sabbinadu' and inscriptions of the Kakatiya
king Prola II and Prataparudra found at Karimnagar and Srisailam
suggest evidence of its rich history.
Karimnagar is a prominent agricultural center in the state. Vast agricultural area around the town is watered by the Godavari River.
Places of tourist interest around the town include Elgandal (10 km) and Vemulawada (35 km).
Karimnagar is well connected to Warangal, Nizamabad , Medak and other parts of the state by road. Nearest airport is at Hyderabad (160 km).