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Adoni

Trip Planner Asia  /  India  /  Andhra Pradesh  /  Kurnool District  /  Adoni
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Adoni is a city in Kurnool district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and the headquarters of Adoni mandal, administered under the Adoni Revenue Division. census of India, Adoni had a population of 166,537, making it the 15th most populous city in the state. It had an urban agglomeration population of 184,771.HistoryThe Adoni fort is central to the town's history. In 1780, an observer wrote, "Adoni is situated upon three mountains which are united; it has a range of irregular fortifications, piled one over the other. To maintain it requires a garrison of 30,000 men. The fortifications upon the mountains are often weak...To the south of Adoni, a large plain, to the north there are mountains, obnoxious from their nearness, to the east there are other mountains. To the west there are also mountains and this part is the weakest." In the 15th century and early to mid 16th century, Adoni was a fort town of the Vijayanagara Empire. It was held by the kinsmen of Aliya Rama Raya, a powerful aristocrat of the Vijayanagara.From approximately 1558, at the decline of the Vijayanagara Empire, control of Adoni came to Ali Adil Shah I (1558–1579), the fifth Sultan of the Bijapur Sultanate. Hamilton, in 1820, stated, "It stood at the top of a high hill, and contained within its walls many tanks and fountains of pure water with numerous princely structures."In 1564, the Sultanate of Bijapur lost Adoni to Mohammedan rulers.
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