Location of Kalleda
Kalleda is a small village located in Warangal district of Telangana. This village shows the beautiful landscape to the visitors. Kalleda is located approximately 40 kilometres from Warangal, the ancient historical city in Telangana. Warangal was the capital during the time of Kakatiya Dynasty. Kalleda is located at 17 degree 43 minutes and 22 seconds North and 79 degree 43 minutes 27 Seconds east. This village has an elevation of 750 feet from the sea level. Near villages of Kalleda are Parvathagiri, Annaram, Naguram, and Ravuru.
Climate of Kalleda
The climate of Kalleda is hot and dry with May being the hottest month. The monsoon season follows the summer months and brings most of the annual rainfall. Demography of Kalleda The population of Kalleda is approximately 5,000, with 2,500 voting members in this rural settlement. The official language of Kalleda is Telugu language.
Administration of Kalleda
The village government of Kalleda consists of a "Sarpanch", who is the head of the village. There also a village officer from government side. The Sarpanch is elected by the town people for a five-year term and serves as the village mayor. The village is divided into ten sections, each headed by a ward member. These ward members also help to elect the Sarpanch. The village officer is appointed by the Government of Telangana.
Culture of Kalleda
Culture of Kalleda has the mixture of Hindu festival and other religious cultural events and the festivals of Christian community. But the majority of Kalleda is Hindus. Kalleda has a small percentage of Muslims and Christians. In accordance with Hindu tradition, villagers celebrate the festivals of Ekadhashi Festival, Vinayaka Chavithi Festival, Raksha Bandhan, Dhasara Festival, Diwali , Ugadhi Festival, Makar Sankranti, and Holi. The staples of the diet for the people of Kalleda are Rice, lentils, and vegetable curries. Curd is also eaten at most meals. Chicken and mutton are prepared on special occasions such as festivals. Much of the food is flavoured with turmeric, chilli powder, cardamom, curry leaves and coriander. It is common for numerous generations of families to live together in one house. The marriages are arranged by the individuals’ families and generally take place when the woman is between 18 and 22 years old and the man is between 21 and 26 years old. Most of the women are housewives.
Economy of Kalleda
The majority of the villagers are farmers. They are dependent on the cultivation of the main food crops like rice and cotton. While most of the farmers are men, the women play an important role in rice transplanting. The monsoon season in the late summer and early fall months, is the primary season for planting food crops. Herders also play an important role in agriculture. It is their responsibility to lead the village water buffalo and goats to pasture each day. The villagers are also in occupation like tailors, toddy tappers, carpenters, drivers, shop-keepers, basket weavers and teachers.
Sports in Kalleda
The two most common indoor games played in Kalleda are Chess and Carrom . The outdoor games include cricket, volleyball, archery and football. The local college in Kalleda is Pai Junior College which is especially well known for its archery program. Vardhineni Praneetha, a student trained at Pai Junior College, competed in the year 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Tourism in Kalleda
Tourism in Kalleda deals with the pilgrimage tourism. People from all parts of the country and the state visit the temple named Kolanu Venkateshwara Swamy Devalyam. Kolanu Venkateshwara Swamy Devalyam was built in 12th century, which is during the rule of Kakatiya Dynasty. The villagers in Kalleda often attend the temple on Saturdays to offer puja. This historic stone temple was built many centuries ago and was rebuilt in the year 2009.