Mahabubnagar town is located at a distance of 96 km from Hyderabad city. Formerly called Rukmammapeta and Palamooru, it derived the name of Mahabubnagar in 1890, in the honor of Mir Mahbub Ali Khan Asaf Jah VI, one of the rulers of the Nizam dynasty of Hyderabad. Mahabubnagar’s border is marked by River Krishna in the south with Andhra Pradesh. Mahabubnagar is the largest district of Telangana State. It is well connected by road and rail network on Hyderabad-Bangalore section. It was under the rule of Satavahana Dynasty and then Chalukyan Dynasty in South India between the periods of 5th and 11th century AD. Later it was under the Golconda State and finally Hyderabad State.

Krishna and Tungabhadra rivers flow through this district. Dindi River, is an important tributary of the river Krishna in this district. Mahabubnagar district is home to famous temples and many religious and heritage sites of historical importance.