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Chandragiri Fort, Chandragiri
Chittoor has a rich and diversified history. There are hundreds of monuments, memorial rocks and memorials that remind us of the rich history Chittor had. The Historical Memorials date back to over 1000 years and each of them present the rich cultural diversity and art of sculpture in it.
The Chandragiri Fort is located at Chandragiri which was once upon a time the Capital city of the Vijayanagara Empire and is linked with the Aravidu dynasty. The Chandragiri Fort dates back to 1000 AD – the year in which Immadi Narasimha Yadavaraya had begun the construction work. Overtime, more and more improvements were made to it to make it more beautiful and elegant to look.
The fort is strategically located over the top of a small 183m hill. The southern side of the hill is enclosed by strong walls, surrounded by a ditch so as to prevent any intruder from entering into the fort. The remains of the lower fort contain the two Mahals, the lower portion of which is built in stone and the upper in brick. The main building known as the 'Raj (Chandragiri) Mahal' is majestic in appearance and with the modern colorful lighting system introduced, the Mahal is a delight to the eyes and gives a nice view to the eyes during night. The modern town of Chandragiri lies to the east of the hill on which the fort stands.
Other Information on the Chandragiri Fort
Sound & LightShow
1st Show (Telugu):
Nov-Feb: 6.30 pm to 7.15 pm; Mar-Oct: 7.00 pm to 7.45 pm
2nd Show (English):
Nov-Feb: 7.30 pm to 8.15pm; Mar-Oct: 8.00pm to 8.45 pm
Ticket Cost: Adult: Rs.20/- Child: Rs.10/
Contact Telephone: +91-8574-72249
Reaching Chandragiri Fort
Chandragiri Fort can be reached by Bus. The Distance to Chandragiri Fort from Tirupati is 12 kms.
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