Wanaparthy is a district located in the Southern part of Telangana. It was carved out of Mahabubnagar district. The district is spread over an area of 2152 square kilometres and according to the 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 5,77,758. The district comprises of one revenue division at Wanaparthy and 14 mandals.
The Raja of Wanaparthy, Rameshwar Rao II, was a vassal of the Nizam of Hyderabad who was in control of the feudatory of Wanaparthy or Wanaparthy Samsthanam. Wanaparthy Samsthanam is one of the oldest Samsthanams of Telangana. Wanaparthy Palace is located in the heart of Wanaparthy town, covering an area of 640 square miles. It is also known as “Mustafa Mahal”. This palace has been converted later into a Poly Technical University.
Srirangapur, situated nearly 12 km from Wanaparthy town, is home to Sri Ranganayakaswamy temple built in 18th century A.D. It is believed that Vijayanagara ruler Sri Krishnadeva Raya had once visited Srirangam and laid the foundations of Sri Ranganayakaswamy temple here, on the banks of Ratnapushpakarni Lake, in between the hills of Kothakota and Karapakal.