Dichpally Ramalayam is a Lord Rama temple located in Nizamabad, Telangana. According to historical sources, it was built in the 14th century by the Kakatiya kings. It is also called Indhoor Khajuraho or Nizamabad Khajuraho. Ramalayam is also called Khilla Ramalayam, as there is an old fort wall down the way.
Temple was built of black and white basalt stone, with the finest architecture and excellent craftsmanship of goddesses, animals, devils and Khajuraho style erotic structures on it. This ancient temple has awesome sculpture with extremely beautiful carvings on temple walls, ceilings, pillars, and door frames.
This temple has 105 steps and a pedestrian subway connecting it to Raghunadha Temple in the Nizamabad urban center. The temple is visited by thousands of devotees on the festival Sri Rama Navami.
Another hour later, we were at Dichpally, our first stop for the day. Located 15 kms from Nizamabad city, Dichpally’s attraction is its ancient Ramalayam. Dichpally is a sleepy, little village off the NH7 and the Rama Temple is located on a small hillock in the middle of the village. An arched gateway welcomes you to the temple, there are about a 100 steps to reach the temple.
You get a nice view of Dichpally village from atop the hillock.
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