Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh
is named after Syed Karimuddin, a Quiladar, and has been recognized as a center for Vedic learning since ancient times. It was formerly known as 'Sabbinadu' and inscriptions of the
king Prola II and Prataparudra found at Karimnagar
suggest evidence of its rich history.
Karimnagar is famous for the temples of Rajarajeswara swami and Vaddegesvara. The river Godavari adds to the beauty of the place. This historically important place has various tourist destinations such as Vemulawada, Kameshwaram,
Kondagattu, Raikal, Molangoor Quilla, and Shivaram Wildlife Sanctuary.
Silver filigree work is a delicate metal craft which the place is famous for. The predominant industries include mining and quarrying, agro-business and food processing, cotton yarn and fabrics, chemicals, drugs and pharmaceuticals, non-metallic mineral products, engineering, hardware and other miscellaneous products, and power generation. The Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Station here is the biggest thermal power producing facility in the state.
Karimnagar is home to many tribes such as
Gonds, Koyas and Chenchus, who live in their own settlements and speak their own dialects. The district is 11,823 sq km in area, and 160 km from Hyderabad. The population is approximately 3 million.