6 Oldest Forts In Andhra Pradesh

Chandragiri Fort
chandragiri fort chandragiri andhra pradesh
Built in 1000 AD in the form of fortifications with bastions and a steep moat, Chandragiri was under the rule of Yadavarayas for about three centuries and came into the control of Vijayanagara rulers in 1367. It rose into prominence in 1568 AD and remained as seat of power for the later Vijayanagara kings under whose reign the fortified area was further extended and some of the magnificent buildings and temples were constructed. Some of the important kavyas of Vijayanagara period are said to be composed here. In 1646 the fort was annexed into the Golkonda territory, subsequently came under Mysore rule till 1792 and went into oblivion. Inside the fortification are seen eight ruined temples of saivite and vaishnavite pantheons, Raja mahal, Rani mahal and other ruined structures.

King's Palace: One of the finest examples of Indo-Saracenic architecture of Vijayanagara period, this imposing three storeyed palace adorned by the crowning towers representing certain Hindu architectural elements, was constructed with stone, brick, lime mortar and is devoid of timber

Queen's Palace: Similar to the Kings palace in style and method of execution, this edifice with ground floor looking like a stable and first floor containing quarters adorned with ornamental sikhara has a flat roof.

Location: Chandragiri

How To Reach: 33km from Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam to Chandragiri Fort andhra pradesh
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1: Why you left the KONDAVEEDU FORT where vijaya nagara army took three months to capture... Nice natural hill fort...nearest to Guntur city.
Posted by: hrsrdvv - 27 Aug, 2015