Elagandula Fort

Telangana, the pride of the nation, is glittering with a galore of historical forts and spellbinding nature. The forts of Telangana exhibit the significance of the cultural heritage of various reigns that ruled over this region. This ancient vicinity, Asmaka Janapada, has its own glory and is magnificently adorned with many castles and edifices. On World Heritage Day (April 18), let’s take a look at the royal places of Telangana, which greet us with warm welcome.

Khammam Fort – Khammam

Khammam Fort
Khammam Fort, the icon of magnificent architecture and technology of ancient Telangana, was commenced by the Reddy Rulers in the year 950 but completed and glorified during the reign of the Asaf Jahis. This more than 1000-year-old fort resembles Golconda Fort and also features echo sound technology. It is the perfect destination for history lovers and nature aficionados.

Nearby Spellbinding Spots:

  • Lakaram Lake
  • Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary (2 hours journey)

Gandhari Khilla – Mancherial

Gandhari Khilla
The exuberant age-old tribal fort, Gandhari Khilla, is nestled on the heights of a deciduous mountain forest in Mancherial, Adilabad. The place is suitable for peace seekers, nature lovers, and history enthusiasts. The mammoth statue of a 5-headed snake, carvings on mountains, and a well in the fort will definitely mesmerize tourists. New projects in 341 acres like Gandharivanam, a deer park, a spectacular viewpoint, children’s park, and a boating pond are going to delight visitors.

Nearby Spellbinding Spots:

  • Acc Quarry
  • Singareni Coal Mines

Elagandula Kota – Karimnagar

Elagandula Fort
The historical majestic Elagandula Kota stands royally on the banks of the Manair River in Karimnagar. The pride of Karimnagar, the famous Elagandula Fort, was home to many royals, including the Qutub Shahis, Mughals, and Asaf Jahis. The ruins of the fort are just enough to explain the heritage of the royal kings who ruled over this region. It is a spectacular place to enjoy nature and the fort’s architecture too.

Nearby Spellbinding Spots:

  • Nagunur Fort
  • Lower Manair Dam

Orugallu Fort – Warangal

Warangal Fort
The world-famous 12th-century Orugallu Fort (Warangal Fort) is nestled in the heart of the royal locale, Warangal. The ruins and remains of the fort exhibit the imperial royal life of the Kakatiya rulers in that reign. The amazing architecture of the fort enchants visitors with carvings of flowers, birds, and garlands on the four gates of Kakatiya Kala Thoranam, an ancient temple of Lord Shiva, and many more. Kush Mahal (commenced by Delhi Sultans in the 14th Century) is an amazing spot to learn more about the fort.

Nearby Spellbinding Spots:

  • Bhadrakali Temple
  • Thousand Pillar Temple

Medak Fort – Medak

Medak Fort
Medak Fort, the resonance of 12th-century architectural skills of the Kakatiya dynasty, was commenced by the great Kakatiya ruler Prataparudra. The outstanding fort with wide ramparts and many gates (arches) with wondrous carvings from the epic Mahabharata and Ramayana awestruck the tourists. The 17th-century 3.2-meter-wide cannon in the premises is the main attraction of the fort.

Nearby Spellbinding Spots:

  • Shankaramma Kota
  • Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary (nearly 18 kilometers)

Jagtial Fort or Jaldurg Fort – Karimnagar

Jagtial Fort
Jagtial Fort is a unique star-shaped fort located in Jagtial town, Karimnagar. This fort was erected during the period of Nawab Ibrahim, the governor of the Mughal kingdom. The rock fort was designed by European architects, namely, Jack and Tal; later, the place was famed as Jagtial. The fort was encircled by water bodies termed as Mote pond, Dharma Samandar, Mupparap, and Kandla palli. This is the only fort with a moat that has water in it around the year in the Deccan plateau. The massive cannons in the premises of this ruined fort grab the attention of tourists.

Nearby Spellbinding Spots:

  • Vemulawada Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy temple
  • Dharmapuri
  • Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy Temple

Pay a visit to these historical heritage forts to savor the glorious history of Telangana. But don’t forget to share your valuable moments with us.

Save The Forts And Monuments…Save The Heritage Of Telangana.

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