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Chandragiri Fort

The Chandragiri fort is located in village of Tirupati. The history of this fort is that the fort was built in 11th century. There is one beautiful Raja Mahal within the fort. The fort was built by Immadi Narasimha Yadavraya. First this fort was controlled by Yadavrayas. The fort remains under the control of Yadavrayas for three century. After that the fort came under the control of Vijaynagar rulers in 1367.

Points of Attraction:

Due to the high thickness of the wall the fort was well protected by any type attack. For the more protection of the fort there is channel which surrounds the fort and it act as the obstruction for attracters. There are two Mahal lies at the ground floor. Also there are some stones with beautiful carvings on it. This art is one of the famous arts in the India. Due to this beautiful art and architecture this fort comes under the category of one of the best fort in India. Out of these two Mahals, one is King's Mahal and another is Queen's Mahal. And this is main and attractive place for its art and architecture within this fort.

How to reach there:

The village near to this fort is Chanderi and it lies 12 km away from the Tirupati airport. Tirupati railway station as well as Airport is near to the fort. So, there is no problem to reach at the Chanderi village. There is no problem of accommodation and food. One can stay in the one of the two Mahals also. Tirupati is also one of famous place for visit. So, one can visit Tirupati also.




Khammam Fort

The Khammam Fort's construction was started at around 950 years ago. The fort was built when the Andhra Pradesh was ruled by Kakatiya family that is in tenth to thirteen century. The fort is famous for the architecture which represent the both Hindu and Muslim architectural cultures.

The fort is located on the top of hill. The name of this hill is Stambhadri. There are two to three temples are on the top of the fort. Due to its beautiful design this fort becomes a major tourist place. The village at the base of the fort is well connected by rail, road. The Khammam has a railway station so, there is no problem to reach at fort.




Kondavid Fort

This fort is located in the Narasaraopet taluka of Guntur District which is in the Andhra Pradesh state. The history of this fort is that the fort was constructed by Reddi dynasty in 12th century. The fort was remains under the control of Reddi dynasty still 1482. The fort is located 1700 feet above the MSL. This was once the capital of the Kondavidu. This Kondavidu was extended from Krishna River to the Gundlakamma River.

In 1752 the fort was captured by the French and repaired it. After that, in 1788 the British captured this fort. Right now the condition of fort is very poor. There are only the massive fortification and battlements. The inner part of the fort has remains of magazines and storehouses.




Devarakonda Fort

Devarakinda is town in the Nalgonda District in Andhra Pradesh State. The fort was under the control of one of the successfully king. The name of that king was Padma Nayaka Veluma Rajas. The fort was constructed by the Padma Nayaka Veluma Rajas. The king ruled this fort from 1287 to 1482. The 2nd Maada Naidu is also form the family of Padma Nayaka family. This fort is about 107 km away from the Hyderabad city.

Points of Attraction:

This fort is famous for its architectural brilliance. This fort is located near to the Hyderabad which is one of the best in Andhra Pradesh and also in India. This fort is the best place for the architectural lovers. The structural design of this fort is famous.

Way to reach there:

This place is well connected by Nalgonda, Nagarjuna Sagar, Mahbubnagar, and Hyderabad. And this fort is surrounded by seven hills. As Hyderabad is one of the big cities in the Andhra Pradesh there is no problem to reach there. The distance between Hyderabad and fort is around 107 km. Hyderabad is well connected by train, rail, and also by buses.




Golkonda Fort

The Golkonda fort is located in the Golkonda village in Andhra Pradesh. This fort is one of the wonderful forts in India. The fort lies on the outer edge around 11 km from Hyderabad. The fort was built by Kakatiya dynasty in 1143. The village and the whole fort are located on one hill and it is about 400 feet high. The fort and whole village is surrounded by huge ramparts. After the Kakatiya the fort was ruled by Bahmani Sultanat. The fort fell in to ruins that are in the period of Aurangazeb.

Points of Attraction:

There are many things within and surround the fort which attract the visitors. The very important thing related to this fort is that the diamonds such as world famous Kohinoor, Regent, Darya Noor, Noor UI Ain, Hope are from this fort. Bala Hissar Gate is the main entrance of the fort. This door is very attractive. The gate consists of design of peacock and Lion and is the proof of Hindu-Muslim architecture. This door is at the east side of the fort. Another attraction is that Toli Masjid which is 2 km away from the Golkinda fort. This Masjid was built in 1671. This Masjid was constructed by Mir Musa Khan Mahaldar. The palaces, factories, water supply system and the famous 'Rahban' cannon, within the fort are some of the major attractions.

How to go there:

Golkonda fort is located near to the Hyderabad. Hyderabad is the capital city of the Andhra Pradesh state and hence is well connected to other cities. The distance between Hyderabad and the Fort is around 11 km. From Hyderabad there are number of buses and private vehicles are available to go towards this Golconda fort.




Nagunur Fort

The fort lies in the village of Nagunur in Karimnagr District. The fort is a witness of royal power of the Kakatiyas dynasty. The fort was built in the period of Kakatiyas dynasty. The fort has many temples. The distance between Nagunur village and the Karimnagar is just 8 kms. This fort was the one of the important fort form the Kakatiyas kingdom.

Points of Attraction:

There are many temples in the fort. The fort has ruins of the Kalyana and Kakatiyas temples. Also there is one another temple of Shiva which has pillars and the galleries which are very attractive. This Shiva temple is most important temple in the fort. This temple has three shrines. The main entrance of the temple is at the north side of the fort. And remaining three shrines faces another three directions. The inner beams of the temple have sculptured pictures of musicians which playing on Mridaagam and other instruments. Visuals of dancers in stylish poses are carved on the panel.

Way to reach there:

The distance between Kaimnagar town and the Nagunur village is just 8 kms. The town Karimnagar is well connected by roads. There are buses and private vehicles are available from the Karimnagar.




Gandikota Fort

The fort Gandikota is located in the Kapada District in Andhra Pradesh state. The Gandikota was originated in 1123 by Kakaraja. This Kakaraja was the subordinate of Ahavamalla Someswara first, a Western Chalukyan king of Kalyana. The main role played by town in the period of Kakatiya, Vijayanagar, and Qutub Shahi. The fort is near to the Pennar River.

The fort is 15 km away form Jammalamadugu and which is in Kadapa District. The name the fort is due to the 'gorge'. In Telugu, this 'gorge' means 'gandi'. This fort lies in the Erramala range of the hills and Pennar River is at the base of this fort. The fort surrounded by deep valley and impenetrable hills.

Points of Attraction:

There are many old structures are present in the fort but all of these are not in good conditions. The fort has one Masjid which was the temple of Muslims. The Jamia Masjid has two minarets which are adjacent to each other. There are two temple and these temples are dedicated to the Madhava and the Raghunatha. There is one 'Rayalacheruvu' and it is said that this 'Cheruvu' was linked to a fountain by pipes in Jamia Masjid.

There is one updated inscription near to the Nagajhari and whch is at the outside of the fort. Other structures in the fort are a magazine, pigeon tower, and wide palace. The palace is made of bricks. Also there was one garden which had water fall at the base of hill. And the name of this garden was 'Parebagh'.




Kondapalli Fort

The Kondapalli fort is located in Kondapalli village in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh. The fort has glorious history. The fort gives the proof of many families. The fort was built in 14th century. The fort was constructed by Prolaya Vema Reddy of kodaveedu. After that the fort came under the control of Qutub Shahis and they repaired it. Actually this fort was constructed in Kondapalli village which is at 16 km in the west of the city of Vijayawada. Relaxation and the entertaining are the main purpose of the fort.

The fort built on the hill which is in the Krishna District. There is one three-storied rock tower. Also there are dargah of a Persian saint, Gareeb Saheeb. These are the attraction points in the fort. Right now tourism development is responsible for the maintenance of the fort. Also there is one Gajasala that is the place of elephant. Elephant stay in it. One can see the remnants of central fort and the jails of that time.

From Vijayawada city The fort is at 16 km away.




Rachakonda Fort

Rajaconda's is a fort and is located in Andhra Pradesh state of India. The history of this is that the fort was constructed by Racherla Singama Nayak in the 14th century. Actually this Recherla Singama Nayak was the fonder of new family clan of kings and after that ruled the country of Rajaconda. Before Racherla Singama Nayak this Rajaconda's was controlled by the Kakatiya's dynasty. In 1498, the Golconda, Warangal, Rajaconda, Devaraconda, and the Coilconda was controlled by the last King of Telangana Qutubul Mulk Dakhani.

The Rajaconda's fort is the good example of Hindu fort architecture. The construction is of cyclopean masonry. The fort is devoid of the use of mortar. This fort is the good place for the history experts. This fort has monolith pillars, beams, and lintels. The Rajaconda fort was the witness of Hindu town planning and architecture. Actually this fort was structured as upper and lower tier.

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