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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  • 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 »
  • We were late for the museum and the English sound and light show was very late at 8pm. We could not see it. It might have warranted a 4 rating otherwise. 20 mins by car from Tirupati. Ok to skip if sh...  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!
  • 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.
  • Not much like what it looks on Google photos. Go, if you have a private vehicle of your own. Pretty much on the outskirts of the central city area. The light and sound show in English and Tamil is an attraction.
  • You should visit this place twice a day. Its open till 5 pm evening for proper visit. First visit should be before 5 pm. Great views with amazing hills besides Fort. Then in the late evening there is light and sound show at 8pm, 9pm. Sometimes show is not organized depending on how much crowd is coming to see it. In the show they tell you about the history of Fort in relation with Tirumala temple. One show is in English and one In Telugu.
  • Good place to see. Museum and evening light show is good. The palace was constructed using stones, bricks, lime mortar. Historical statues and idols has also brought fame and has religious signicance.

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