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Adoni Travel Guide - Andhra Pradesh, India

Adoni is a commercial town in the Andhra Pradesh state of southern India; 140 miles (225 km) from Hyderabad and 307 miles (494 km) from Madras by rail. It has a population of about 164,000 (2005). Once a stronghold of the medieval Vijayanagar kingdom, today it has a substantial textile industry. The hill-fort above, now in ruins, was an important seat of government in Islamic times and is frequently mentioned in the wars of the 18th century.

Adoni was under the rule of yadavas for in 16th century. At that time Adoni was known as Yadavagiri. Yadavagiri changed into Adavani under the Islamic rule. Later Adavani changed into the now called Adoni. Under British rule Adoni was in Bellary district of Madras presidency. It is known as the grain market of the south.

The Places of Interest in and around Adoni are :

  • Goddess Laxmamma Temple
  • Ranamadala Konda
  • Baichigeri Saibaba Ashramam
  • Mantralayam

Telugu, Kannada, Urdu are the major languages spoken in Adoni. Adoni has a mix of Andhra and Karnataka culture. It was also known as second Mumbai because of its excellent textile potential.

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