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Nalgonda: Entertainment and Culture

Entertainment has an important place in the lives of people residing in Nalgonda. This is evident by the way they celebrate festivals and fairs together, gather everyday during meals and tap to the sounds of traditional drums for fun!

Movie Theatres in Nalgonda

Well, with changing times, they denizens of Nalgonda have also developed taste for Bollywood movies. They are in love with their heroes who entertain them to the hilt in their much loved Telugu movies. There are many movie theatres in Nalgonda just as Natraj Theatre, Lakshmi and Bhaskar Theatre, PVN Cinemax, New Prem theatre, Venkateshwara Theatre and Tirumala Theatre. 

Newspapers in Nalgonda

Namasthe Telangana, Akshara Kshethram, The New Indian Express, Telangana Kalam, Surya Telugu Daily are some of the newspapers that keep people well informed in Nalgonda. Other National Newspapers and magazines also reach the region to keep people updated on National and International events.

Music and Dance Classes in Nalgonda

Dance in Nalgonda

Music is a common love of every family in Nalgonda. Children start learning dance and music early in childhood. Music classes in Nalgonda are conducted in the following places:

Pandu Musicals
Kundala Bazar, Miryalaguda, Nalgonda - 508207
Phone: +(91)-9866958500

Mega Sounds (Orchestra)
houtuppal, Bharath Nagar, Nalgonda - 508252
Phone: +(91)-9676267600, 9542309235

Classical dance forms such as Kuchipudi, Perini (warrior dance form), Kolattam, Burrakatha, Dappu, Lambada, Veeranatyam, Bhamakalpam, Dhimsa, Tappeta Gullu, Bonalu and Butta Bommalu are famous in Nalgonda. People like listening to Carnatic music too, specially spiritual and devotional songs and film songs too!

Sports in Nalgonda

Telangana has a good infrastructure for sports. There are quite a few stadiums in Nalgonda which provide coaching in diverse sports. Sports persons hone their skills on sports grounds and stadiums. Stadiums in Nalgonda include Indoor stadium, Mekala Abhinav Outdoor Stadium, Parade grounds and Municipal grounds. People take keen interest in learning sports activities such as as wrestling, football, boxing, hockey and swimming. There is a kho kho field in the Indoor Sports Complex in Nalgonda along with a shuttle court too. Swimming facility is available in the Gollaguda Stadium.

Nalgonda has District Sports Authority office too and all the stadiums in the district are managed and administered by District Sports Authority or DSA. There is a proposal for building Sports Complex at Miryalguda, Nalgonda.

Painting and Toy making in Nalgonda

Ladies are also occupied with making handicraf items which also serves as their vocation. Some people learn making toys and embroidery just for pursuing it as a hobby. Making toys, needle crafts, stone and dokra metal craft, painting using natural colours, kalamkari work etc. have still kept the culture of Nalgonda alive to date.

Culture of Nalgonda

Festivals in Nalgonda

The culture of Nalgonda is a mix of Telugu traditions and the culture of Mughals and Nizams who previously ruled the region. The Dravidian language is known as 'Telinga'. You will be fascinated to observe cross cousin marriages which are prevalent here. Another unique thing you will find here will be the 'tattoo' that people wear on their bodies. Men wear dhotis while women look beautiful wearing the much traditional sari. Women also wear a ring on the second toe which is an indication that they are married.

There are story-telling and problem solving discussions, qawallis, mushairas and ghazal programmes. Yes, people of Nalgonda have a taste for all arts. They are hard working and also know how to enjoy harder!

Nalgonda and Mahbubnagar districts have Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve which is a place one must visit with family and friends and enjoy a picnic here. There are also a large number of forts, temples and other tourist places where one can go for entertainment and also come back enlightened about the cultural saga of this place.

Bonalu and Bathukamma --- the floral festival of the place are also state festivals in Telangana state. The entire community gets together for celebrations. Festival is also the time to distribute sweets and wear new clothes, indulge in singing and group dancing.

Kolam in Front Yards of Nalgonda Homes

A beautiful design you will witness in the front yard of every house is known as 'Kolam'. Women make these designs on the ground just in front of their houses. On festivals, they decorate their houses with mango leaves tied to the porches of the entrance.

Cuisine in Nalgonda

Spring onions, coriander seeds, sesame tamarind, green chilli, spices etc. are a must in preparation of any dish in Nalgonda. Asafoetida is used too in most of the dishes as it is good for digestion. Non vegetarian dishes include Oorru Kodi Pulusu (flavoured chicken curry) and Golichina Mamsam (spicy mutton fry) while Bobbattu, Ariselu,Chakodi, Boondi Mithai, Sunnundallu and Rava Laddu are much adored snacks.  

Visiting Nandikonda, Pochampally, Rachakonda, Pillamari, Panagal, Devarakonda fort, Bhongir fort, Ethipothala falls, Nagarjuna Sagar and 200 hundred years old Jain temple near Nalgonda will make for an educational as well as cultural tour with no less than the best of entertainment for you and your family! Take a break and make a trip to Nalgonda and watch out for some assets which are special facets of this place!

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