District Profile

Sircilla District is carved out of erstwhile Karimnagar district. It is surrounded by Karimnagar, Kamareddy and Siddipet districts.

It has one revenue division and 13 mandals. The district’s headquarters is located at Sircilla town which is popularly known as Textile town due to the presence of large number of power looms and processing units. A Textile Park is established near Sircilla town and the Telangana Government is proposing Sircilla to be developed as a mega textile zone.

Maneru, a tributary of Godavari, passes through the district and provides irrigation and drinking water supply benefits.

Sri Raja Rajeswara Swamy Temple, one of the ancient and famous Shaivite temples, is located in Vemulawada town. This Shrine is popularly known as ‘Dakshina Kasi’ (Southern Banaras). Devotees throng this temple in huge numbers. A dargah within the precincts of the temple stands a testimony to religious tolerance.

Rock cut inscriptions found in and around Vemulawada Temple proclaim the historical importance of this place which was the capital of the Vemulawada Chalukyas who ruled from AD 750 to AD 973.

Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple situated at Nampally Gutta near Vemulawada is another noted holy shrine that attracts many tourists and devotees.

The Sircilla Textile Park at Baddenapally that portrays the evolution of the textile industry is a huge industrial attraction. Lower Maner Dam with its scenic beauty is a place of worth visiting.

Sircilla is well connected by road. The district has two RTC depots – Sircilla and Vemulawada.