Location of Rangapur
Rangapur is a village in Ranga Reddy district of Telangana. It falls under Manchal mandal. It is also famous as "chukkapuri gutta" by having one of the Indian observatories in it. It is located 50 km from Hyderabad, the capital city of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Settlement in Rangapur
Rangapur is a small village with above 600 households. Rangapur is situated in Manchal mandal of Ranga Reddy District. The village of Rangapur is 45 kilometers away from Hyderabad, the state capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The Village attracts the attention of every one because the observatory is located in the middle of mandal.
Observatories in Rangapur
The Osmania and Nizamiya Observatories of Osmania University are located in this village of Rangapur. This Osmania Observatory is famous for its 48 inches telescope which is supposed to be the second biggest observatory in the Asia and it attracts scientists and researchers in astronomy to study solar and lunar eclipses from India, China USA and Germany abroad occasionally. The local people used to call this observatory as "Chukkapuripatnam" reflecting the Observatory. In the place, there is a special machine called telescope. It also helps to know the placements, formations and changes occurred in the galaxy. It is the device which is used to see the galaxy. It is the second largest telescope installed on May 2, 1982. This Rangapur Observatory was supported by Osmania University. The Village Rangapur is also called as ‘Chukkapurpatnam’. Many scientists and the students visit Rangapur Observatory and do research on astronomy. There is an exhibition in winter to allow the visitors to visit that place and they show the galaxy environment with the help of this telescope.
Forest in Rangapur
Rangpur also consists of a number of forests. The forestry in Rangapur consists of a number of trees and herbs.