Nizamabad, formerly known as Indur or Indrapuri, is a town situated in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. it definitely boasts of a blend of cultures being influenced by various dynasties. It derived its name from Nizam-ul-Mulk, the ruler of the Nizam state.
Nizamabad was formerly known as Induru and Indrapuri. It was ruled by the king Indra Vallabha Panthya Varsha Indra Som, of the Rashtrakuta Dynasty, in the 8th century, and took its name from him. In 1905 the railway line between Secundrabad and Manmad was constructed. The railway station was named after then ruler of the Nizam state Nizam-ul-Mulk as Nizamabad. The railway line connects Hyderabad and Mumbai. It is like North-South corridor. Has the distance of 161 km (100 mi) from Hyderabad and 640 km (400 mi) from Mumbai.
The Nizam Sagar dam was constructed in the year 1923 across the Manjira River at the village of (Achampeta) Achampet. It irrigates 250,000 acres (1,000 km2; 390 sq mi) of land in Nizamabad district.
Nizamabad is in the north of Andhra Pradesh in the district of Nizamabad. It has many towns like Bodhan, Armuru, Kamareddy and Banswada, In Bodhan town there is Nizam Sugar Factory. In early years it was the biggest in the Asian continent. Bodhan is a town with a mixture of people from many cultural and religious backgrounds, consisting primarily of Hindus and Muslims as well as Christians and other religious communities. Once it was the capital at the time of the Rashtrakuta Empire.
Recently, Telangana University was established at Nizamabad, which serves the three districts of Adilabad, Medak and Nizamabad.
Air: There is no airport at Nizamabad and the nearest airports are located at Hyderabad (180 km) and Warangal (230 km). The former airdrome is connected with few international and all the major cities of India. Warangal Airport is connected with very few cities. One can take buses, board trains or hire taxis for traveling over the remaining distance.
Rail: Nizamabad Railway Station (NZB) falls on the Kachiguda - Manmad line of the South Central Railway. It is connected with all the major towns and cities of the state. Thus, getting to the city by rail is no problem at all. From Hyderabad and Mumbai, there are regular trains for Nizamabad.
Road: The National Highway No. 7 moves through the periphery of the town, which connects all the cities on the way, from Kanyakumari to Varanasi. National Highway No. 16 also traverses through Nizamabad and links it with places like Karimnagar and Jagadalpur. The North South Corridor of NHDP also passes from here. There are regular bus services from Hyderabad and Mumbai to the town.