Gandikota Hills gorge Kadapa

Gandikota Hills Gorge Kadapa History, Timings, Entry fees, Route info, Contact number

Kadapa Gandikota Hills and Gorge History

This fort is situated on the top of a hill, 1670 feet above the sea, overlooking the river.  GandiKota history dates back to Vijayanagara times. But the fort itself dates mainly from the period of the Qutub Shahis, who captured it in 1589.

In spite of claims by the Vijayanagara emperors, the forces of Qutub Shahis continued to occupy GandiKota and were still in control of when Francois Tavernier, the famous French Traveller, halted there in 1652.

GandiKota was then captured by Aurangzeb in 1687, and by the beginning of 18th Century, it came under the control of Kadapa Nawabs. Haidar Ali improved and garrisoned the fort, later it came under the control of British in 1791.

Interesting Places at GandiKota Hills Gorge Kadapa

Madhavaraya Temple, West of the settlement in GandiKota Fort, is more impressive. It is recognized by Its gopura, which has a four-storeyed, steeply pyramidal tower.
Jama Masjid Standing in a large quadrangle, that may have served as a caravanserai. The triple-arched opening of its facade are overhung by sloping eaves; above rises a parapet with arched openings.
A large Granary with a vaulted roof stands to the North.

Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Beyond Granary, is entered through a collapsing gateway devoid of any tower, The Mandapa inside has finely finished animal piers. Rayalcheruvu and Jail inside Fort.

How to reach Gandikota Hills Gorge Kadapa?

By Bus

1) From Tirupati Central Bus Station, buses are available to Jamalmadugu at a time interval of 4-5 hours.

2) From Jammalmadugu, GandiKota Hills Gorge is at 15 Km, from Local buses, Private Jeeps, Autos are available to GandiKota Fort.

By Train

1) From Tirupati – Muddanuru Trains are available with good frequency. Muddanuru is 13 Km from Jammalmadugu and from Jamalmadugu it is 15 Km to GandiKota Hills.

2) Local buses, Private Jeeps, Autos are available to GandiKota Fort.

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