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Monuments in Andhra Pradesh

Bhongir Fort, Bhongir
This fort is located upon a single hill at Bhongir. More than 500 feet high and spread over an area of 40 acres, the fort was considered practically impregnable by invading armies. Built in the 12th century by western Chalukya ruler Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya it has a unique egg-shaped construction with two entry points protected by huge rocks. A moat that encircles the fort, a vast underground chamber, trap doors, an armoury, stables, ponds, wells etc., make for fascinating viewing. The view from top of the surrounding countryside is simply breathtaking.

Road : It is 51 kms. from Hyderabad. From Hyderabad Bhongir is well connected by rail and road. Private transport is also available from Hyderabad.
Air : Hyderabad Airport.
Chandragiri Fort, Chandragiri
Chandragiri was the later capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. The forts and Mahals at the place are attractions for tourists. The fort is said to have been built in AD 1,000 by Immadi Narasimha Yadavaraya and has been improved in later time by the Vijayanagara Kings.

The fort stands on a huge hill 183m high. The southern side of the hill is enclosed by strong walls, surrounded by a ditch. The remains of the lower fort contain the two Mahals, the lower portion of which is built in stone and the upper in brick. The main building known as the 'Raj (Chandragiri) Mahal' is majestic in appearance. The modern town of Chandragiri lies to the east of the hill on which the fort stands.

Road : Chandragiri is 12 kms from Tirupati by road.
Rail : 12 km from Tirupati
Air : Tirupati Airport is at a distance of 30 kms.
Asman Garh Palace, Hyderabad
Chandragiri was the later capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. The forts and Mahals at the place are attractions for tourists. The fort is said to have been built in AD 1,000 by Immadi Narasimha Yadavaraya and has been improved in later time by the Vijayanagara Kings.

The granite turrets and arched windows of Asman Garh stand atop a hill some distance ahead of the Hyderabad TV tower. The palace now houses an archaeological museum.
Charminar, Hyderabad

The Charminar is as much the signature of Hyderabad as the Taj Mahal is of Agra or the Eiffel Tower is of Paris. More »

Golconda Fort, Hyderabad
Golconda is one of the famous forts of India. The name originates from the Telugu words "Golla Konda" meaning "Shepherd's Hill". More »
Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Falaknuma Palace is situated in Falaknuma, about 4 km South of Charminar. It stands on a hill overlooking the city of Hyderabad. It is a magnificent palace. "The edifice had the same importance in Hyderabad in the near past as the Palace of Kremlin had in Moscow" says Dharmendra prasad. Falaknuma served as the royal guest house for the rulers of Hyderabad, King George and Queen Mary, king Edward-VIII, then Prince of Wale. Falaknuma palace is a masterpiece designed by an Italian architect. The marble used was specially imported from Italy.
Legislative Assembly, Hyderabad
Built in 1913, the building was originally the Hyderabad State Town hall. The architecture is a synthesis of Rajasthani and Persian styles, with an all white, aesthetic look. Located adjoining the picturesque Public Gardens, a massive statue of Mahatma Gandhi in a sitting posture is erected at the entrance park to the Assembly.
Osmania University, Hyderabad
Established in 1918, it is one of the oldest universities in India. Named after Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan, the university buildings are splendid, especially the Arts College building which is a perfect example of Indo-Saracenic architecture.
Purani Haveli, Hyderabad
Purani Haveli is situated to the South east of Afzal Gunj Bridge near Dewandevdi. This is also a building based on Western architecture and noted for its cultural and historical background. When the layout of the city of Hyderabad was being planned, the ruler of the kingdom, Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah earmarked a large estate for the residence of Hazrat Mir Momin, his Chief Adviser and peshwa (Prime Minister), who widely emerged as a saint and as a statesman.

The main building is reminiscent of the 18th Century European architecture. Although the buildings in the complex were constructed in the second half of the 19th Century during the reign of the sixth Nizam, Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Bahadur, the seventh Nizam, Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur added the auxiliary buildings with spacious court yards.
Paigah Tombs, Hyderabad
There are many tombs of several generations of the Paigah nobles including Asman Jah, Viqar-ul-Umara and Shams-ul-Umara. The tombs are magnificent structures, decorated in stuccowork, and represent the Asaf Jahi and Rajasthani styles. The geometrical designs in the Paigah Tombs are unique and perforated with screens. This style is unique to the Paigah tombs and is not found elsewhere in the world.
Qutb Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad
The tombs of the legendary Qutb Shahi kings lie to the north of Golconda, about a kilometre away from Banjara Darwaza of the Golconda Fort. Planned and built by the Qutb Shahis themselves, these tombs are said to be the oldest historical monuments in Hyderabad. They form a large group and stand on a raised platform. The tombs are built in Persian, Path an and Hindu architectural styles using grey granite, with stucco ornamentation, the only one of its kind in the world where an entire dynasty has been buried at one place.
Raymonds Tomb, Hyderabad
Raymond's Tomb is situated in Malakpet near Osmanagar Palace, on the top of a small hill rising to a height of 100 feet from the ground. A gallant French General, Raymond was known as Michel Joachin Marie Raymond. He was employed by the Nizam to completely reorganise his armed forces. He was born in France on 25th September, 1755 AD but died at Hyderabad on March 25, 1798 AD at the young age of 43.
Kurnool Fort, Kurnool
Located in the heart of Kurnool & believed to be built by the Raja's of Vijayanagara. Konda Reddy Buruju was a part ofKumool fort & was used as a prison. One revolutionary Konda Reddy attained martydom in this prison. Since then the place is known as Konda Reddy Buruju. Other interesting places to see in & around Kumool are the Gol Gumbaz, Church, Shirdi Sai baba temple and Jagannatha Gutta.

Road : Kurnool is well connected by bus with all the important places in the district as well as Cuddapah, Anantapur, Chittoor, and Hyderabad. Tourists can take autos, rickshaws and taxis for local transportation.
Rail : It is a railway station on the Secunderabad-Bangalore railway line.
Air : The nearest airport is at Hyderabad at a distance of 219-km.
Domakonda Fort, Kamareddy
Domakonda was a Samsthanam under the Qutub Shahis and Asaf Jahis. The Reddy rulers of Domakonda Samasthanam built the fort in the 18th Century. The entrence to the fort has an arched gateway reflecting Asaf Jahi influence. The fort has bastions both square as well as circular, built at irregular intervals . Inside the fort are two palaces and a temple complex. The temple dedicated to Siva was built on Stellate plan, imitating the Kakatiya style of architecture. This fort is an example of the defence architecture of the princely states of Telangana.

Road : 50 km from Nizamabad
Rail : 50 km from Nizamabad
Air : 150 km from Hyderabad.
Quilla Ramalayam, Nizamabad
Originally known as Indur, the town and fort were built by the Rashtrakutas. There is a 40 feet high monolithic victory pillar built during the Rashtrakuta times. The fort was occupied by Allauddin Khilji in 1311 A.D, and subsequently went into the hands of Bahamanis, Qutub Shahis and then Asaf Jahis. The present fort has a wide area encircled by masonry walls along with huge bastions at the corners.

The fort has bastions both square as well as circular, built at irregular intervals . Inside the fort are two palaces and a temple complex. The temple dedicated to Siva was built on Stellate plan, imitating the Kakatiya style of architecture. This fort is an example of the defence architecture of the princely states of Telangana.
Gandhi Hill, Vijayawada
The first Gandhi Memorial with 7 Stupas in the country was constructed on this hill at a height of 500 ft. The 52 ft. Stupa was unveiled on 6th October, 1968 by Dr. Zakir Hussain, the then President of India. Gandhi Memorial Library, the Sound and Light Show on Mahatma Gandhi's life and a planetarium are the other attractions.
Kondapalli Fort, Vijayawada
The fort is located 16 km away towards West from Vijayawada City and is built on a hill. Prolaya Vema Reddy, constructed this fort during 14th Century. Later came under the rule of the Qutubshahis who strengthened and eloborated by adding new structures.

Near the fort, there is a Dargah of a Persian Saint, Gareeb Saheeb. A legend goes that the palace women and the saint were always at loggerheads. Unable to bear the trouble, the queen of the palace ordered the beheading of the Saint. Even after he was beheaded the Saint fought valiantly and dragged the fort soldiers to a distance of 20 km without his head.
Vizianagaram Fort, Vijayanagaram
The imposing fort formed the nucleus around which grew the town of Vizianagaram. Depicitng the past glory of th erulers, the quadrangular stone fort is evident of the konwledge and skillfulness of the builders and architects of those days.
An ancient tiemple of Pydithalli Annavari is situated in this town. Legend has it that one of the daughters of the Pasupati royal family was the reincarnation of the presiding deity, Pydithallamma. The locals believe that with the blessings of the Goddess one can lead a happy & prosperous life. The idol of the Goddess was discovered on Vijayadashami day way back in the year 1752. To mark the occasion, an annual Jatra is held on 21st & 22nd October which attracts large crowds.
Khush Mahal, Warangal
A testimony to a glorious past is the Khush Mahal , a masterpiece built by Shitabh Khan. Laocated close to the Warangal Fort, this magnificent edifice houses idols excavated in the surrounding areas.
Warangal Fort, Warangal
This fort was built during the 13th century by the Kakatiya ruler Ganapathi Deva and his daughter Rudramma. The remains of four massive stone gateways, similar to those of Sanchi and several exquisite pieces of sculpture can be seen.
The fort comprises three rawports, among which two are of mud, as the third and the inner most one is built of stone. Inside the fort are Sambhuni gudi, Venkatesswara temple, Keerthi Toranas and Kushmahal
Thousand Pillar Temple, Warangal
One of the most famous monuments of Andhra Pradesh, the Thousand Pillar Temple, located in Hanamkonda, was built in 1163 AD by the Kakatiya King Rudra Deva, following the Chalukyan style of temple architecture. The star shaped, triple-shrined temple - dedicated to lord Shiva, lord Vishnu and Surya - with its perforated stone screens, richly carved icons, meticulously designed pillars, stands testimony to the highly evolved brilliance of Kakatiya architecture. The six feet high monolithic Nandi is another major lure of this temple, also known as 'Trikutalayam', because of the three shrines within.

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