Yellampalli project located in Ramagundam Rural but borders Mulkalla village
Yellampalli project located in Ramagundam Rural but borders Mulkalla village
Mancherial is located in Telangana
Mancherial (Telangana)
Mancherial is located in India
Mancherial (India)
Coordinates: 18°52′17.0″N 79°26′39.5″E / 18.871389°N 79.444306°E / 18.871389; 79.444306
Country India
 • TypeMunicipal Council Mancherial
 • BodyMancherial Municipality
 • MLASri Kokkirala Premsagar Rao
 • Total90 km2 (30 sq mi)
 • Rank14th (Telangana)
173 m (568 ft)
 • Total110,000
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
 • Telugu,UrduTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTS 19
Assembly constituencyMancherial
Lok Sabha constituencyPeddapalli
Major highwaysRajiv Rahadari
NH 63 NH 363

Mancherial is a city and headquarters of the Mancherial district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is both the district and administrative headquarters of Mancherial mandal in the Mancherial revenue division.[2] It is located on the north banks of the Godavari River.[3][4] It is located about 244 kilometres (152 mi) from the state capital, Hyderabad, 84 kilometres (52 mi) from Karimnagar, 138 kilometres (86 mi) from Nirmal and 155 kilometres (96 mi) from Adilabad.


Historically, it was part of Adilabad District, but now it is a separate district by itself. It was, until as recently as less than a hundred years ago, rich in forest resources and many small scale & large scale industries but was of little economic and political importance.[5] Gonds mainly depended on farming for their livelihoods.[6] After the Singareni Collieries Company coal mines were established in the region, it became industrialised. During the 1970s, an Industrial training institute was opened there.[7]


Historical population
1951 8,997—    
1961 13,822+53.6%
1971 19,808+43.3%
1981 32,478+64.0%
1991 52,657+62.1%
2001 70,381+33.7%
2011 89,935+27.8%
Source: [8]

See also: List of cities in Telangana by population

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.


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List of colleges in Mancherial:



Mancherial is well connected with all types of transport facilities, the major ones are Road and Rail.


Telangana State Road Transport CorporationTSRTC has its bus depot in Mancherial connecting transportation facility to the citizens to every village and city of Mancherial district. A new National highway is being constructed from Mancherial to Chandrapur. Also another new National highway is sanctioned from Jaipur Mandal to Warangal via Manthani and Bhupalpally. This Highway is named as Green Industrial corridor by NHAI.

The following are the major roads passing through the city:

NH363 Mncl Interchange



Mancherial railway station is the busiest station in Kazipet–Balharshah section Secunderabad railway division, after it is one among the five 'A' category stations of SC division.

Mancherial is located on the longest railway line, which is called the Grand Trunk line (New Delhi–Chennai). It is well connected by rail from various towns/cities in India. It comes under South Central Railways. With the completion of the KazipetBalharshah link in 1929, Chennai was directly linked to Delhi.[9]

It has 3 platforms. It is a good potential station to stop due its population as well as proximity to other major towns like Mandamarri (14 km), Luxettipet (26 km), Ramakrishnapur (8 km), Chennur (40 km), Jaipur Power Plant (17 km).


The closest airport is Hyderabad International Airport.


  1. ^ "About Mancherial". Mancherial municipality.
  2. ^ "The official website of Mancherial District". Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Adilabad District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. p. 98. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  4. ^ "District Census Handbook – Adilabad" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 13–14, 44. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  5. ^ Furer-Haimendorf, Christoph Von (1982). Tribes of India: The Struggle for Survival. University of California Press. pp. 51, 52. ISBN 9780520043152.
  6. ^ Furer-Haimendorf, Christoph Von (1982). Tribes of India: The Struggle for Survival. University of California Press. pp. 99, 100, 101. ISBN 9780520043152.
  7. ^ F?rer-Haimendorf, Christoph Von (1982). Tribes of India: The Struggle for Survival. University of California Press. p. 139. ISBN 9780520043152.
  8. ^ "Page Redirection". 21 January 2022.
  9. ^ "IR History: Early Days – III". Chronology of railways in India, Part 3 (1900–1947). Retrieved 26 November 2013.