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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  • This is on the way when going to tirupati, It will be on left hand side. Almost every thing is ruined except thee main fort but this doesn't look so old. This is like constructed few years back. Templ...  more »
  • Chandragiri fort is very beautiful fort some kings are doing here their ruling here and it was nice place  more »
  • A marvel in an arid terrain...Sad that trekking to the backside rocky hill has been stopped. Can spend 2 - 3 hours here. There is a venkateswara zoological park & a science museum in a 5km radius frm ...  more »
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  • Go with your kids to this place and they will love it and love you more. And is a good place to visit if you are a archeology lover too. Surrounded with greenery, old monuments, a museum showcasing the culture and equipments used back then. The light show is good. Go there to spend some quality time with family, you may well carry some snacks/food not much is available around in terms of food. Snacks can be managed by the roadside shops opposite to the fort. Watch out for too many monkeys around who would be ready to pull anything in your hand if they suspect them to be food. All in all a great place to visit. Enjoy!
  • చద్రగిరిలో ఈకోట కలదు.దీనిని శ్రీకృష్ణదేవరాయుల కాలంలో 1640లో నిర్మించబడింది.చంద్రగిరి కృష్ణదేవరాయులు మంత్రి అయిన తిమ్మరుసు జన్మస్ధలం.అర్ధచంద్రకారంలో ఉన్న కొండపైన దీనిని నిర్మించారు.కావున దీనికి చంద్రగిరి కోట అని పేరు వచ్చింది.ఈ కొండ పైనుండి శ్త్రువుల రాకను గమనించి అప్రమత్తమయ్యెవారట.ఈ కోటను పెద్ద పెద్ద రాళ్ళతో నిర్మించారు.శత్రువుల నుండి కోటను రక్షించుకొవడానికి చుట్టూ ఒక కందకం నిర్మించి దానిలో మొసళ్ళను పెంచేవారట.అచ్యుతరాయులను ఈ కోటలోనే నిర్బందించారట. ఈ కోటలో చాలా వరకూ ఇపుడు శిదిల మయ్యింది.మిగిలిన దానిని పరిరక్షించడానికి పురావస్తుశాఖవారు కొంత భాగం భాగుచేసి మ్యూజియం ను ఏర్పాటు చేశారు.కొండ పైన సైనిక అవసరాల కోసం రెండు చెరువులను నిర్మించి నీటిని కింది నుండి పైకి పంపేవారు.ఇప్పటికి కూడా అప్పటి చెరువులను కోండపైన చూడవచ్చు.రాజ్ మహల్ 3 అంతస్తులు,రాణిమహల్ 2 అంతస్తులుగా నిర్మించబడింది.అయితే రాణీ వాసం చాలా వరకూ పాడయిపోయింది.దీని పక్కనే అంతాఃపుర అవసరాలకోసం బావికలదు. దీనికి కూతవేటు దూరంలో శత్రువులను ఊరి తీయడానికి రింగులు కలవు.ఈ కోటలో ఒంకా అమ్మవారి దేవాలయం,పాండవుల,ద్రౌపతిల దేవాలయం మొదలైనవి చూడవచ్చు. Chandragiri is famous for the historical fort, built in the 11th Century and served as the headquarters of Narasimha Saluva in 1485. Chandragiri was the 4th capital of Vijayanagar Empire. Rayas shifted their capital to here when Golconda Sultans attacked Penugonda. The crowing towers represents the Hindu architectural elements. The palace was constructed suing stone, brick, lime mortar and devoid of timber. The Raja Mahal palace is now an Archaeological museum, which houses a great collection of metal and stone sculptures dating back to 2nd BC. The museum can be categorized into Bronze Gallery, Stone Gallery, Model Gallery, and Yaganti Gallery. Bronze Gallery hosts articrafts that were made out of Pancha Loha, a mixture of Copper, brass, white lead, silver and golden metals. The gallery hosts a collection of utensils, coins, temple ware, dating back to 10th century A.D. The highlights of the bronze collection are the bells, harathi plates, idols of Lord Vishnu, Navaneetha krishna, Sita and Ram, Lord Vishnu with Sridevi and Bhudevi, Veerbadra incarnation of Lord shiva with four hands. There is also a lion leg which is made out of Bronze. There is also a collection of armory used in those days like Draggers, knifes, swords, head shields used in battle fields and iron chains. The stone gallery has to its collection the Kalayana Sundara- Shiva’s marriage to Parvathi, Kala Bhairava, Sati, Alwar, Seated Vishnu and many more. There is also the ‘Shila Sasanam’ of those days. The Model Gallery house Paleolithic Tool and Microlith Tools, Stucco heads and copper coins used in the times of Vijayanagara kingdom. There is also a peacock carved in wood dating back to 17th Century A.D
  • It is 12 km far from Tirupati. There is number of options are there to reach the Fort. We can reach by bus or car or auto. From morning to evening we can visit inside the fort. The fort is approximately 1000 years old. From evening we can see light and sound show. Timings for light and sound show is 6.30 to 7.30 in winter and 7.30 to 8.30 in summer.
  • It is one of the Good historical places in chandrigiri. This fort name is also return in the school books to know the importance of the place. Which keeps their confidence higher. Child who born in this area feels very good when they study about it. It is a good place to battle field. That the reason this place was chosen by the King at that time. Over grand parents work under king.
  • It's an historical place,u have to watch at least once, they tried best to attract people. It's good for it's park and it's view rather than as for fort and museum...tourist can attract to the park and it's peaceful location with hills surrounded and maintained good by the staff. Fort keeps closed on every Friday. Light show is the best to be viewed. Even in name of sound show they tell the history of the fort in English and Telugu both separately.
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