Wanaparthy is a district in the southern part of Telangana. It is carved from Mahabubnagar district. The district covers an area of 2152 square kilometers and has a population of 5,77,758 at the 2011 census of India. The district has a revenue department and 14 zones at Wanaparthy.
The Raja of wanaparthy, Rameshwar Rao II, belonged to the Nizam of Hyderabad, who was under the feudal control of the Wanaparthi or Wanaparti establishment. Wanaparthi Palace is one of the oldest establishments in Telangana. Wanaparthy Palace is located in the heart of the town of Wanaparthy covering an area of 640 square miles. It is also known as “Mustafa Mahal”. The palace was later converted into a polytechnic university.