Chandragiri was the former capital of the
Vijayanagara Empire. It is located at a distance of 12-km from
Tirupati , in
Chittoor district. 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 granite rock, which is about 183m high. The southern side of the hill is enclosed by strong walls, now in ruins surrounded by a ditch, once fed by a natural spring, but now almost dry. 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.
Air: Nearest airport is at
Rail: Nearest railway station is also at Tirupati.
Road: Chandragiri is 12-kms south of Tirupati by road. Buses depart from Tirupati after every 10 minutes.
Hotels are available in Tirupati.