Jogulamba-Gadwal district has been carved from Mahbubnagar district of Telangana, with the administrative headquarters located at Gadwal town. The district is spread across an area of 2575.5 square kilometers. According to 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 6,09,990. Gadwal town, located nearly 210 km from Hyderabad is well accessible by Bangalore-Hyderabad National Highway 7.
Jogulamba Gadwal district is one of the 31 districts in the state of Telangana. Jogulamba was carved out of Mahbubnagar district and was made as a district on October 11, 2016. Jogulamba district covers an area of 2575.5 square kilometers and has a population of 6,09,990 as per 2011 Census data. Gadwal town is the district headquarters, which has a population of 63,177.
Jogulamba Gadwal district has the mixed culture of Telangana, Rayalseema and Karnataka. The district is under Tungabhadra River basin. The fifth Shaktipeeth Temple of the eighteen Shaktipeethas is located at Alampur in this district and this district is named after this temple. Anjaneya Swamy Temple in Beechupalli is another famous temple in this district. Gadwal Sansthan has a glorious history. Gadwal is also famous for Gadwal sarees.
First project in Telangana that was built on Krishna River called Jurala in Dharoor mandal in this district. Nettempadu and Jurala provide water for irrigation. Jurala power plant produces 200 million units of electricity every year. Alampur is the next largest town with a population of 35,021. Gadwal revenue division is the only revenue division in this district and there are 12 mandals in this district. Gadwal and Alampur are the Assembly constituencies that come under this district.
Built by the strongman of Gadwal, PedaSoma Bhupaludu in 17th Century, Gadwal Fort is considered an impregnable fort. The precincts of this fort is home to Sri ChennakesavaSwamyTemple, Sri Ramalayam, many historical materials and a water body. Gadwal is renowned all over the world for its exclusive handloom zari sarees and other useful fabrics and materials. The historic town in the state of Telangana is well-known for its quality fabrics
Jurala dam, located near Gadwal town is the first such dam built near the entry point of Krishna river into the state from Karnataka. The backwater of the massive dam offers a pleasant sight and has become a popular tourist attraction, attracting people from all over. Alampur, situated on the bank of the holy river of Tungabhadra is a historically significant temple. This temple town is home to an ancient shrine of Goddess Jogulamba. Listed among the eighteen powerful Shakti peethams, this temple in Alampur is a popular divine destination. Visitors to this shrine also explore the rare Nava Brahama temples in its vicinity.