Basar, Telangana

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Basar Temple view
Basar Temple view
Basar is located in Telangana
Location in Telangana, India
Basar is located in India
Basar (India)
Coordinates: 18°53′N 77°57′E / 18.883°N 77.950°E / 18.883; 77.950Coordinates: 18°53′N 77°57′E / 18.883°N 77.950°E / 18.883; 77.950
579 m (1,900 ft)
 • Total3,834
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTS
Veda sila at Basar

Basar or Basara is a census town in Nirmal district in the state of Telangana, India.It is located about 208 kilometres (129 mi) north of the state capital Hyderabad, 34 kilometres (21 mi) from Nizamabad and 73 kilometres (45 mi) from the district headquarters Nirmal.[1]


Basar is located at 18°53′N 77°57′E / 18.883°N 77.950°E / 18.883; 77.950 It has an average elevation of 579 metres (1899 feet).

It is located on the banks of River Godavari and is famous for its Saraswathi temple in India. This temple is one of the very few temples of Goddess Saraswati in South India.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Basar had a population of 3834. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Basara has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 61% of the males and 39% of females literate. 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Rail transport[edit]

Basar (Railway Station Code: BSX) is a railway station under Hyderabad Division of South Central Railway(SCR). It is the last Telangana station on the Secunderabad-Manmad line. The next station Dharmabad, lies in Maharashtra. The town of Basar is connected to Nizamabad, Hyderabad, Nanded, Aurangabad and Mumbai.

Saraswathi temple[edit]

The Gnana Saraswati Temple, Basar is a temple of Saraswati, the Hindu Goddess of Knowledge and Learning. Children are brought here to do the learning ceremony called Akshara Abyasam (means "initiation into education").

It is situated about 200 km from Hyderabad and 34.8 km from Nizamabad and 72 km from its district headquarters Nirmal. Basar is 600 km from Mumbai, by a train on the new Secunderabad – Mumbai Devagiri Express.[3]


The town is also home to Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, a state university offering engineering courses that was established in 2008.


  1. ^ "Adilabad District" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 October 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data fromc the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ "This website is currently unavailable". Retrieved 12 November 2016.