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Mancherial is located in Telangana
Location in Telangana, India
Mancherial is located in India
Mancherial (India)
Coordinates: 18°53′N 79°27′E / 18.88°N 79.45°E / 18.88; 79.45Coordinates: 18°53′N 79°27′E / 18.88°N 79.45°E / 18.88; 79.45
Country India
State Telangana
District Mancherial
Population (2011)
 • Total 89,935
 • Official Telugu
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 504208
Vehicle registration TS 19

Mancherial is a town in the Mancherial district (Old Adilabad District) of the Indian state of Telangana. It is both the district and administrative headquarters of Mancherial mandal in the Mancherial revenue division.[1] It is located on the north banks of the Godavari River.[2][3]


Historically, Mancherial has been the home of the Gondi people. It was a part of the Adilabad District, which had abundant forest resources but poor communications infrastructure; moreover, it was an area of little economic and political importance.[4] Gonds mainly depended on farming for their livelihoods.[5] After the Singareni Collieries Company coal mines were established in the region, Mancherial became industrialised. During the 1970s, an Industrial training institute was opened in Mancherial.[6]


As of the 2011 census of India, Mancherial has a population of 89,935. Males constitute 51% of the total population and females 49%. Mancherial has an average literacy rate of 75.71%, higher than the national average: male literacy is 83.16%, and female literacy is 67.92%. In Mancherial, 8% of the population is under 6 years of age. The majority of people in the area practice Hinduism, followed by Islam and Christianity. Telugu is the most widely-spoken language, followed by Urdu and Hindi. Mancherial town though very small, has got the nature of cosmopolitin culture. People from many states of India are settled here.

Notable Individuals[edit]


  • Nadipelli Divakar Rao – MLA, Telangana Rashtra Samithi
  • Late Adupa Rajamallu - Retired Deputy Superintendent Engineering SCCL
  • Late Budi Satya narayana Sidhanthi - Agama Shastra Pandit, Endowments Department

Administrative divisions[edit]

There are 2 revenue divisions in the Mancherial District.[7]

Sl.No. Name of the District Revenue divisions in the District
1 Mancherial Mancherial
2 Bellampalli

Places of Interest[edit]

Visiting places in and around Mancherial:[8]


Mancherial is well connected by road and rail from major parts of India. There is an unused airstrip at Basant Nagar Kesoram cement factory at Ramagundam which is about 25 km from Mancherial. It was used when the government of India was operating Vayudoot airlines, a subsidiary of Air India and Indian Airlines. After the closure of Vayudoot, it has not been in regular use.

By road[edit]

Mancherial is well connected by road to major parts of India. State-run TSRTC buses to various towns and cities, including Adilabad, Godavarikhani, Karimnagar, Jagtial, Warangal, Nizamabad, Hyderabad, Suryapet, Vijayawada, Guntur, Nagpur, Shirdi, Mumbai, Nanded, Aurangabad and Chandrapur. It is connected by SH1, NH63 and Nagpur highway.

National Highway 16 (Nizamabad to Jagdalpur) passes through Mancherial. Rajeev Rahadari Hyderabad-Ramagundam-Asifabad road passes through Mancherial, which is the shortest route to reach Hyderabad via Godavarikhani, Karimnagar and Siddipet.

It is a good station for stops due its urban population as well as its proximity to other major towns like Mandamarri (14 km), Bellampally (21 km), Ramagundam, and Godavarikhani (20 km)Tandur,I.B

Mancherial Railway Station is one of the A-category stations of Secunderabad division. It is one of the important railway station in between Ballarshaw and Kazipet junction. Many suprfast trains stop here.


MCC Picnic Spot in ACC Quarry


  1. ^ "The official website of Mancherial District". Retrieved 16 Aug 2018. 
  2. ^ "Adilabad District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. p. 98. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook – Adilabad" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 13–14, 44. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Furer-Haimendorf, Christoph Von (1982). Tribes of India: The Struggle for Survival. University of California Press. pp. 51, 52. ISBN 9780520043152. 
  5. ^ Furer-Haimendorf, Christoph Von (1982). Tribes of India: The Struggle for Survival. University of California Press. pp. 99, 100, 101. ISBN 9780520043152. 
  6. ^ F?rer-Haimendorf, Christoph Von (1982). Tribes of India: The Struggle for Survival. University of California Press. p. 139. ISBN 9780520043152. 
  7. ^ "Schedule - II Reorganization Of Mandals In Mancherial District". Retrieved 10 March 2017.  External link in |website= (help)
  8. ^ "Visiting Places Near Mancherial". Retrieved 9 March 2017.  External link in |website= (help)