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GANDIKOTA FORT

Gandikota, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Gandikota was founded in 1123 by Kapa Raja of nearby Bommanapalle village and a subordinate of Ahavamalla Someswara I, the Western Chalukyan king of Kalyana. The town played a significant role during the Kakatiya, Vijayanagara and Qutub Shahi periods. The fort was made more impregnable by Pemmasani Thimma Nayudu. The fort was under the control of Pemmasani Nayaks for over 300 years.

Gandikota, today a small village, was once a fortified township. It enjoys a marvellous setting right above a gorge, and is surrounded by the forests. Apart from a mosque, it has remains of the temples, a granary,and a pigeon tower.The first imposing structure you come across after entering the fort is a triple-storeyed tower. With an arched entrance at the bottom, the tower overlooks houses of the small settlements. A little further is a mosque called Jami Masjid. Its facade has arched openings and sloping eaves. Amongst the temples, Ranganayaka Temple is in a dilapidated state. Whereas Madhavaraya Temple is huge and impressive.

Suggested time duration

4 Hours

Crowded Period

Weekends

Best Season To Visit

October – March

Do's & Dont's

  • Do not enter restricted zone, which is meant for your safety.
  • Avoid touching & scratching the walls & surfaces of the monument as these are heritage sites and need special care.
  • Visitors are requested not to make noise inside the monument.

Architecture

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Timings

Day Start Time End Time Adult Entry Fee Child Entry Fee
All Days
09:00 AM 06:00 PM Free Free

How to reach

36 MTRS from parking area.

Transport Connections

Name Distance Contact Number
APSRTC Jammalamadugu Bus Depot
15.1 KM 9959225786
Muddanur Railway Station
29.3 KM 9100992895
Tirupati International Airport
222 KM 0877-2275354

What to Carry

Water bottle, Snacks.

Suitable For

Adults Elderly Children Infants

Facilities

Toilets

Parking

Parking is free here. Parking is available for 10 cars.

Route Alert

Petrol bunks are not available.

Nearest Town

Town Name Distance
Jammalamadugu 15 KM

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GANDIKOTA FORT

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