Warangal is an important city in the Indian state of Telangana, which is the second largest in the state right after the capital city Hyderabad. The city is dotted with monuments and flouts a rich religious as well as cultural history. Warangal serves as the headquarters of Warangal Urban as well as Rural Districts. The city is divided into 58 political wards where with ward represented by an area comparator. Warangal has seen a rapid growth and urbanization in the recent years. Agriculture is the main economic activity. However, water crisis prevails and farming relies on irrigation depending mainly on the monsoons. Paddy, cotton, mango and wheat are some of the crops grown extensively in this area. Warangal has notable educational institutions such as the Kakatiya University, the Kakatiya Medical College and NIT Warangal. There are lots of attractions in and around Warangal for casual tourists as well as for students of history and culture. The Warangal Fort, Thousand Pillar Temple, Pakhal Lake, Kakatiya Rock garden, Kakatiya Musical Garden, Badhrakali Temple, etc are great places to visit in Warangal.
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