Rich in natural beauty, the district of Adilabad is the second largest one in the state of Telangana. The district is endowed with many wildlife sanctuaries, reservoirs and waterfalls which have been preserved in their pristine conditions and form splendid landscapes. Almost half of the city is invaded by tropical moist deciduous forest area and a large chunk is covered by the Godavari River flowing through. The remarkable beauty of this region makes it a preferred destination for nature lovers.
This place was under Nizam rule and derives its name from the famous Nizam ruler of Bijapur, Mohammed Adil Shah. Adilabad District includes major cities such as Mancherial, Chinnur, Adilabad, Nirmal, Bellampally, Kagaznagar, Mandamarri, Bhainsa, Utnoor etc. Adilabad was a part of Maharashtra till the borders changed in 1945, including it in Andhra Pradesh and now Telangana. The people living in this place are from diverse backgrounds giving the district a cosmopolitan touch.
The total population, as per Census 2011, is 2,737,738.
Telugu and Urdu are the main languages of the district. Since Adilabad is near Maharashtra, Marathi is also spoken by some along with Lambadi or Gormati language.