Tandur

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Tandur
తాండూరు
town
Nickname(s): تانڈور
Tandur is located in Telangana
Tandur
Tandur
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°14′N 77°35′E / 17.23°N 77.58°E / 17.23; 77.58Coordinates: 17°14′N 77°35′E / 17.23°N 77.58°E / 17.23; 77.58
Country  India
State Telangana
District Ranga Reddy
Elevation 450 m (1,480 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 65,115
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 501141

Tandur is a municipal town and mandal of Ranga Reddy district, Telangana, India; it is 125 km from Hyderabad by bus and 110 km by train. Tandur is the largest town in western Rangareddy district and the largest Municipality in Rangareddy dist. It is well known for its stone industries and cement industries and Redgram(Pigeon pea) production. Many education centres are located there. Drinking water is supplied from the River Kagna, which is 4 km from the town.

It is part of Tandur assembly constituency and Chevella loksabha constituency. P. Mahender Reddy of TRS party is present MLA of Tandur assembly constituency.

Geography[edit]

Tandur is located at 17°14′N 77°35′E / 17.23°N 77.58°E / 17.23; 77.58.[2] It has an average elevation of 2 km. The town is 110 km from Hyderabad, capital city of Telangana state. It is well connected with other neighbouring towns such as Zaheerabad (60 km), Sangareddy (50 km), Mahabubnagar (80 km) and Vikarabad (40 km). The major railway station is located on Secunderabad-Wadi section of Mumbai route.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Indian census,[3] Tandur had a population of 65,115 - of this, 51% were male and 49% female . Tandur has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy stands at 52%. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tandur Stone[edit]

Tandur is known for its blue & yellow coloured limestone; it is the main producer and distributor for blue limestone which can be used for flooring, wall cladding and slabs.

Tandur stones

Temples[edit]

Sri Bhavigi Bhadreshwar Temple in Tandur
  • Amba Bhavani Temple
  • Ayyappa Temple
  • Sri Bhavigi Bhadreshar (Bhadrappa) Temple
  • Krishna Temple
  • Pochama Temple
  • Raghavedra Temple
  • Raktha Maisamma Temple (Marri chettu kudali Sbh Road)
  • Sri Balaji Temple
  • Sri Raghavendra Mandir
  • Pochama Temple
  • Hanuman Temple (Near Railway Station)
  • Sri Nagareshwar Mandir
  • Sri Renuka Yellamma Temple (New Gunj)
  • Bonamma Temple
  • Ram Mandir (Konapur Road)
  • Eashwar Temple
  • Sri Venkateshwar Temple
  • Ram Mandir (Konapur Road)
  • Sri Balaji Temple
  • Sri Bhavigi Bhadreshar (Bhadrappa) Temple
  • Sri Nagareshwar Mandir
  • Sri Raghavendra Mandir
  • Sri Rama Temple
  • Sri Renuka Yellamma Temple (New Gunj)
  • Sri Siddivinayaka temple.ward no.8.
  • Sri Sri Sadguru Potli Maharaj Temple
  • Bhukailas Temple (Antharam) Visit http://www.bhukailas.com/

Churches[edit]

  • Methodist Central Church - Tandur
  • Moon Memorial Methodist Central Church - William moon High School - Tandur
  • Repent and Live Ministries

List of Cement Factories Located Near Tandur Town[edit]

  • CCI - Cement corporation of India.
  • Vishaka Cement Industries.
  • Penna Cements.
  • Sagar Cements.

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