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1 - Fort Entrance
The main entrance gate is called the ‘Dargha Darwaja’ built with single block...Play Audio
2 - Tanisha Mahal or Palace
The Tanisha Mahal is located at the far side of the fort nestle between two h...Play Audio
3 - Rani Mahal
It is the royal women’s quarters in the palace. Despite its dilapidated state...Play Audio
4 - English barrack
An English barrack still stands in the fort area, which has eight large rooms...Play Audio
5 - Deep reservoir
There is deep reservoir near the palace, which is sourced by a spring. The wa...Play Audio
How to get there
Kondapalli Fort, also locally known as Kondapalli Kota, perched at the top of a hill in Kondapalli Town is the ruined Kondapalli Fort is located 16 km from Vijayawada in the Krishna district. This 14th century fort on the hill with an impressive three storied rock tower has witnessed the glory of many dynasties. The fort has 3 entrances and there is a deep reservoir near the palace where the water is very cold. Also, one can see several ruined structures in the fort.
Kondapalli Fort was built as a center of recreation, business and trade. It served as a commercial hub in the olden days, as it lay on an important Machilipatanam-Golconda trade route. The fort was used as a military training base by the British rulers. It is now a good picnic spot. The village is famous for toys made with a special wood that's found on the hills here. These toys are famous the world over as 'Kondapalli Toys'.
How to Reach
APSRTC buses connect Vijayawada to all places within the state as well as to all major cities in India. Tourist Taxis, Metered Taxis, Auto rickshaws are available for local transport, Vijayawada is nearest railway station and airport to the fort.
Best time to visit
Visit the place between November and February as the weather stays pleasant with the maximum temperature ranging from 30 to 32 degrees Celsius and the minimum ranging from 17 to 21 degrees Celsius.
Hotels/Stay near Kondapalli – This fort is situated 16 km from Vijayawada. Vijayawada has lot of hotels to host the visitors suitable to their budget.
Kondapalli is connected to Vijayawada. Vijayawada is well connected to major cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad and Vizag.
Explore the Popular Sightseeing locations
Inspite of being famed for pilgrim center and monument, Vijayawada also entertains the adventure lovers in the form of “Bhavani Island” as amazing tourism spot. A wonderful estuary on the River Krishna.
Prakasam Barrage was constructed by East India Company in 17th century across 1233 m of Krishna River links up the Krishna District and Guntur District. You can see three canals originating from the dam flowing through the City.
Mogalarajapuram Caves are located within the vicinity of Vijayawada. It dates back to 5th century. You can see the one of its kind statue of Ardhanariswara in these caves. There are also sculptures and carvings of Lord Vinayaka and Lord Nataraja.
Mangalagiri Town is very famous for the Handloom weaving and Lord Narasimha Swamy Temple. The temple atop the hill is dedicated to Lord Panakala Narasimha Swamy.
Kanaga Durga Temple
Kanaga Durga Temple, which is described in Vedic literatures like Kaalika Purana, Durga Spathashati etc is the major pilgrim center in Vijayawada stands majestically over the Indrakeeladri Hillock.
The best example for Indian Rock Cut architecture is Undavalli caves which is located on the southern banks of Krishna River near Vijayawada.
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