CHANDRAGIRI FORT

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Location : 12-km From Tirupati
Built In : 1000 AD
Built By : Immadi Narasimha Yadavaraya


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.

Chandragiri Fort, Tirupati, Andhra PradeshThe 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.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: Nearest airport is at Tirupati .

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.

WHERE TO STAY

Hotels are available in Tirupati.



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