Chandragiri fort is located on a hill top at the height of 184 mt. in the royal city of Hyderabad which is known for its Nawabs, royal families, majestic forts and beautiful palaces. There are several forts, palaces and historical monuments in Hyderabad which tells their history and stories by themselves. In all of these forts, there is a well known and famous fort here in Hyderabad which is known by the name of Chandragiri Fort. This age old fort still shows the shimmering earlier period. Chandragiri fort was built in 1000 AD by Immadi Narasimha Yadavaraya and after some years this fort was renovated by the Vijayanagar kings.
History of Chandragiri Fort
Chandragiri fort is known for its securities. This fort was protected through an enclosed wall and a ditch which were used to act as a barrier for the attackers. There are two beautiful mahals on the ground floor of the fort and both of these mahals are known for their rich stone carvings and architecture. From the top of the fort, you can easily watch the whole town of Chanderi which lies to the eastern part of the hill.
Raja Mahal Palace, Chandragiri
The main building is called as Raja Mahal, which is an impressive majestic three storied structure with arched facade, crowned with Hindu style of architecture. This majestic building in the fort premises, with colourful lighting, enhances the beauty of this place. It stands as an excellent example of the Indo-Saracenic architecture. The central durbar occupies two storeys that are crowned by Dravida-Vimana. The roofs are supported by massive pillars in groups carrying cross arches with strong square ceilings, which are decorated with stucco figurines. The entire fort is constructed using stone and brick in mortar and is well plastered. The entrance of this Mahal faces the hill on the north while the balconies and windows on the south overlooking the extensive grounds where perhaps the troops paraded. As you explore more and more, you ll discover and feel the royal lifestyle of our kings in the past.
How to Reach Chandragiri Fort
Chanderi town is well connected from Tirupati and other nearby states. There are Tirupati railway station and Tirupati airport in Tirupati which are well connected with other famous cities and states of South India. Chanderi town is only 12 km from Tirupati.
As this place is visited by thousands of local as well as foreign tourists every year, there are several famous and beautiful hotels and resorts in Chanderi. So accommodation is not a big issue here in this town. Every category of hotels is available here ranging from budget class to luxury class.