Chandragiri Fort, Tirupati

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Chandragiri was under the rule of Yadava Naidus for about three centuries and came into control of Vijayanagar rulers in 1367. It came into prominence during Saluva Narasimha Rayalu. Later, the most famous Vijayanagara emperor Srikrishna Devaraya, was kept restricted in this fort as a prince, till his coronation at Penukonda. It is also said that he met his future queen Chinna Devi at this fort. Chandragiri was the 4th capital of Vijayanagar Empire, Rayas shifted their capital to here when Golconda sultans attacked Penukonda. In 1646 the fort was annexed to the Golkonda territory and subsequently came under Kingdom of Mysore rule. It went into oblivion from 1792 onward.

Third entrance in the fort

The Raja Mahal Palace is now an archaeological museum. The palace is an example of Indo-Sarcen architecture of Vijayanagar period. The crowning towers represents the Hindu architectural elements. The palace was constructed using stone, brick, lime mortar and devoid of timber.
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  • September 30, 2017
    Nice fort. About 11km from tirupati. Laser show especially at evening is good. The show depicts all the historical background of the the chandragiri fort.nice location. Everyone loves to visit the for...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    Chandragiri fort is an archeological museum with a great collection of metal and stone sculptures.The fort has various galleries showing lot of collections of olden days.  more »
  • September 2, 2017
    It is very old fort.It is located in chandagiri near tirupati.I think sri krishna deva royal ruled this.It has boating facility  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    Part of history, the Chandragiri fort narrates a story of kings and queens. The place is maintained by the ASI. The main palace and the zenana enclosure are the two main structure to be explored here. The upkeep of the two structures seems decent from the outside. However, the inside leaves much room for cleanliness with bird dropping and cob webs all around. There almost no one to guard and the visitors are left to themselves. Guides are available only on the weekends.
  • July 1, 2017
    Friday holiday. Nicely build Mahal. Most of the fort wall's and most of the temple's are damaged. No care.
  • July 4, 2017
    A good place to visit it hosts a museum which is worth visiting and also has a lake view which is simply awesome.
  • July 4, 2017
    Best archeology place.... Nothing much to see ... Can plan for 3hrs... Can go for trekking over the boundary wall...
  • June 13, 2017
    Cherished under vijayanagara kingdom.The site for fort St.George in Madras was sold by this kingdom to British and the document was signed and sealed here. https://plus.google.com/+ElanghoKrishnan https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705384666179814

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