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#4 of 42 Places To Visit in Tirupati
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Gurramkonda, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 517501, India
visit duration
2 to 3 hours

about gurramkonda fort

One of the most intriguing heritage sites of India, Gurramkonda Fort is a 500 year old architectural wonder. Located at a distance of 72 km from Tirupati, the place is well connected and can be reached by road and rail. Originally a mud and rock construction under the control of the Vijayanagara kingdom, it passed through to the hands of the Golconda sultans, who strengthened the fortifications with rock walls. The fort was later taken over by the Marathas, the Cuddapah Nawabs, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan and then eventually by the British.

According to a legend, Gurramkonda Fort was called 'Gurramkonda' as there was a statue of a horse on top of the hill, believed to be the guardian of the fort. The fort was considered to be impregnable as long as the horse remained there. When the Marathas attacked, they tried every trick in the book to conquer the fort but could not do so. So, when they learnt about the legend of the horse statue, one of the Maratha chief managed to scale the hill one night and carry away the horse. Hence, the spell was broken and on the next attack, the fort fell to the Marathas. This place is famous for fort ramparts, the Rangin Mahal Palace and the tomb of Mir Raza Ali Khan, Tipu Sultan's maternal uncle.

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1 Gurramkonda Fort review
aalya k
aalya k
Historical place buried by govt. and local ppl
Jul 09 2015
If you are visiting this place take everything with you from drinking water to resting material. Gurramkonda town is one of the worst town in south India, not a single basic amenity available in town, i mean there is no ATM, Bus stand.stop, lodge/ ...... read more