Boundaries of Nizamabad district are Karimnagar district, Medak district,
Nandhedu district in Maharastra state and Adilabad district in the East, South,
West and North directions respectively. This place was under the rule of
Chalukya, Thugluk Dynasty, Golkonda and Nizam Kings. this district was formed
in the year 1905.
Forest area occupies 21% of the
district area. Quality Timber is extracted from these forests, Tamarind and
Honey are the other products obtained from these woods. Bodhan Sugar Factory,
the biggest sugar factory in Telangana is a major industrial establishment
of the district. Confectioneries and Alcohol units are also found in some parts
of the district. The project built on river Manjeera at Achampeta, Pocharam,
and Poochampadu, Ramadugu Projects are the major irrigation sources. All Degree
colleges are affiliated to the Telangana University - Dichpally.
Nizamabad was formerly known as Indur and Indrapuri.
Nizamabad was ruled by Rashtrakutas in the 8th century, was ruled by the king
"Indra Vallabha Panthya Varsha Indra Som". The city was named after him. In the
year 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 from Hyderabad and 640 km from
The "Nizam Sagar" dam was constructed in the year 1923 across
the river manjeera at achampet village. It irrigates 250,000 acres (1,000 km²)
of land in Nizamabad district.
Nizamabad is in the north of Telangana. It has different towns like Bodhan
,which has Nizam Sugar Factory. In early years it was the biggest in the Asia
continent. Bodhan is a town with a mixture of people from many cultural and
religious backgrounds. There is a largely visible community of Muslims as well
as Christians and other religious communities. Once it was the capital of
Nizamabad at the time of Rashtrakutas.
The National Highway No. 44 (Old 7) which goes from Kanyakumari in the south to Varanasi
in North India runs through this Town (about 15 km away actually from Dichpalli
and Armur). Also the new North South Corridor of NHDP runs through from here.
Another National Highway No. 63(Old 16) starts from Nizamabad and passes through
Karimnagar to Jagadalpur in Chathisgarh state.
Recently Telangana University was established at Nizamabad, which serves three
district of Adilabad, Medak and Nizamabad.