Suryapet district has been carved out of erstwhile Nalgonda district, and shares boundaries with Nalgonda, Yadadri, Khammam, Hanamkonda, Mahabubabad districts as well as the state of Andhra Pradesh. Suryapet has been historically associated with the movement against Razakars during Telangana Armed Struggle. The district is spread over an area of 3,374.41 square kilometres. According to 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 1,099,560.
Suryapet is a rapidly developing region with flourishing cement industries. Due to its vast expanse of Krishna river basin, agriculture is widespread while the Nagarjuna Sagar left canal is its chief source of irrigation. Suryapet is dotted many Shaivite temples, built during the Kakatiya rule, reflecting the glorious past of the area. The 1000 year-old Chennakeshava temple at Pillalamarri attracts tourists all round the year. Phanigiri in Suryapet district is a place of historical and archaeological importance. It is home to a Buddhist monastic complex which is also known as Buddha Vihara. Around 2000 years ago, the vast hillock in Phangiri had accommodated a Buddhist monastery. Phanigiri derived its name from the shape of the hill that resembles a snake’s hood.
Undrugonda Laxminarsimha Swamy Temple, Arvapally Laxminarsimha Swami Temple, Mattapally Laxminarsimha Swamy Temple, Peddagattu Lingamantula Swamy temple, Suryapet Venkateshwara Swamy Temple, Miryala Sitaramachandra Swamy Temple, Dargahs at Janpahad, Arvapally are some of the major attractions of the district.