(Last Updated on : 29/09/2014)
Ramappa Lake is a most prominent weekend gateway in Andhra Pradesh
. This lake is an artificial one and it was a magnificent work of ancient Kakatiya rulers. The Kakatiya
rulers built the lake in 13th Century AD.
Ramappa Lake was constructed for the peasants of that time to provide waters for irrigation and mixed farming. Its a 13th Century work of excellence. Ramappa Lake was constructed in the early phase medieval age. It was constructed in 13th Century. It was the rule of Ganapathi Deva who was responsible for the construction of Ramappa Lake in Andhra Pradesh.
The waters of Ramappa Lake are spread over an area of more than 82 square kilometres with lush greenery all around the lake. Now this lake acts as a weekend tourist destination. Ramappa Lake is over looked by beautiful hill ranges in the background providing a spectacular view especially during the time of dusk and dawn.
Ramappa Lake is an outstanding place for nature and leisure lovers of picnic and one can simply come here and relax under the shade of sprawling trees or walk around appreciating the beauty of nature or have a fascinating boat ride through lovely blue water of Ramappa Lake.
Ramappa Lake is situated about 1 kilometre away from Ramappa temple near Palampet in Venkatapur Mandal of Andhra Pradesh. This lake is well connected by road with frequent bus service from Warangal
City of Telangana, a newly formed state in India, which is about 70 kms away of this tourist destination.
Near Ramappa Lake, there is a temple of Kakatiya Times called Ramappa Temple
. This ancient temple is also known Ramappa gudi in Telegu Language or Ramalingeswara temple. This temple is situated at about 77 kilometres from Warangal in Warangal District of Telangana, the ancient capital of the Kakatiya dynasty. It is also located about 157 kilometers from Hyderabad in Hyderabad District in the state of Telangana. It lies in a valley at Palampet village of Venkatapur Mandal, in erstwhile Mulug Taluq of Warangal district (now in Telangana). This temple of South Indian Architecture is in a dilapidated condition. Near Ramappa temple, the Ramappa Lake adds the attraction to the nature tourists of national and international levels and it serves as the pilgrimage tourism site in Andhra Pradesh.