At a glance :
Region : From Hyderabad about eighty kilometers & From Aler about six kilometers
Established In : Eleventh century, during Chalukyan period
Earlier Names : Kollihaka, Kolanupaka, Vyakhyanagaram, Kottiyapaka, Bimbavatipurama and Kolipaka
Major Attraction : Antique Jain temple, almost 2000 years
This pilgrimage is situated about six kilometers from Aler and from the Hyderabad city is about eighty kilometers. This religious place contains much ancient importance. This place was a wealthy city, which was captured about 93.24 kilometers area and even also you can see the destroyed pieces of this pilgrimage. This place became popular when it got the title of the substitute capital of dynasty Kalyani Chalukyas, during the eleventh century.
This place also contains huge importance for the Jain pilgrims and too Shaivites means Lord Shiva's deities. This pilgrimage is very much famous because this pilgrimage completed almost 2000 years. This temple contains 1.5 m tall picture of the Mahavir. Renukacharya's birth place is this pilgrimage. There is belief that Veera Shaiva sage came into the world through the Svayambaghu Linga, in the town.
The temple of Shree Veeranarayan was constructed about 1104; the construction style of this temple is like Chalukyan. Through the architecture style of this temple, this temple is believed to be Jain temple, later on this was converted in the place of Vaishnava for worship. This land has numbers of the temples such as Hanuman, Someswara or Someshwara, Vishveshwara or Visveswara. The sculptural structure made these temples very much rich and amazing. the unique and magical thing about this Kolanupaka is, if you will stand over the tank, it is around 1.6 kilometers from the Kolanupaka village and if you will say Dhana Malli in loud voice, you get the responding voice but strange thing is that there is no rock or hillock in the close area to create the echo.
The essential festival which celebrated at this pilgrimage is Utsavam such as Sriramanavami & ViranarayanaSwami, this festival held in the months of March & April.
There are accommodation facilities providing hotels in Warangal & Hyderabad.