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Andhra Pradesh Places to see GANDIKOTA FORT

Location : At a distance of 6 miles from Jammalamadugu in the district of Cuddapah

Structures Inside the Fort : A temple, A large Granary, Masjid

Gandikota Fort is located covering the distance of 6 miles from Jammalamadugu which lies in the district of Cuddapah. The width within the fort is at its broadest, about five and half furlongs from west to east and almost a mile from northwest to southeast.

Major Attractions Of The Fort :

The fort lies in total destructed form which is filled with the debris since ages and other Monuments and the ancient structure are different stages that might get soon decayed. The fort consists of a large granary, a temple and a Masjid. The Jamia Masjid has two minarets which are placed adjacent to each other. The huge gallery which is present here is used for the travelers to get a stay here. This gallery has the vaulted roof which is now known as Banglow for the travelers. The ancient temples present here are committed to Raghunatha and Madhava.

The other important structure that the fort has is the huge granary, a elegant ‘pigeon tower’ with the fretted window, a magazine and an amazing palace constructed with the help of bricks along with some plastered decoration. The palace also has few wells inside it. An old cannon is still situated inside the fort and can be seen even today. There is place known as ‘Rayalacheruvu’ with the perennial spring that helps in irrigating few lime and some gardens. It is believed that this ‘Chevuru’ was linked with the fountain that is located in Jamia Masjid by some traces and pipes which can be found even today.

During the initial period of Muslim and Pre-Muslim days, the place was filled with  few more springs and Gardens. Also, there is an inscription on the rock that lies near Nagajhari exterior to the fort that depicts the fatc that there are only 2gardens found near the Temples. The most beautiful garden that mark inside the fort was ‘Parebagh’ that is beautifully decorated with the waterfall on the foot hills that lies near the bank of river Penneru. The inscription found here on the rock is Persian.

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