- February 9, 2019
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- Category: AndhraPradesh, Latest Updates
Rayadurgam Fort attracts tourists, especially public who like to undergo the “spirit” of the city, which is seen through architecture. Accordingly, when old structures attract tourist, With respect to culture, they help us to understand the history that occurred before we were born and promotes the respect for those who lived in foregone times and different traditions. Rayadurgam Fort is one of the old monuments which is located in Rayadurgam town Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. Among Many medieval fortresses, Rayadurgam Fort is one of the oldest forts in Andhra Pradesh which is constructed at an elevation of 2727 feet.
History of Rayadurga fort
According to the history, Junga Nayaka, Rayadurgam Fort was built by a chieftain of Vijay nagaram kings. The Battle between Rama Rayalu the son in law of King Sri Krishna Deva Raya and Deccan Sultanates of Talikota was a bitter battle fought. Later Koneti Nayaka drove out the Muslim force. Venkatapathi Nayaka became the strength of the fort to a greater extent Later Tipu Sultan conquered the fort and it was annexed to the province of Gooty. There are several layers inner forts that made the access difficult inside the Rayadurgam. During the reign of the rulers of the Vijayanagar Empire. The fort played a significant role. The Rayadurgam Fort is one of the important and attractive tourist destinations in Rayadurgam town. Ryadurgam fort is beautiful and also strong till today. On the fort, there is a temple built wonderfully which is dedicated to Lord Ganesha called as Lord Dashabhuja Ganapathi. The idol of a Dashabhuja Ganesha had been structured from a single 4m high monolithic stone. In the middle of the fort hill, there are four caves with few amazing carvings. There are other temples that are dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Venugopala, Ellamma, Prasanna Venkateswara, Jambukeswara, Veerabhadra and Kanyakaparameswari.
Kalyanadurga Fort, Akkamma Konda and Kota konda are some of the famous tourist destinations near the fort.
Conservation of old monuments plays an important traditional role in growing pride of our history and past making us unique in the Globe. With consideration to the environment, despite those building are green buildings that save energy, preserving old buildings is environmentally friendly as well, and can simply become green with respect to tourism, maintaining and saving.
How to reach Rayadurgam Fort
At a distance of 2 km from Bus Stand of Rayadurgam, 99 km from Anantapur, 53 km from Bellary, 95 km from Guntakal, 449 km from Hyderabad, 245 km from Kurnool, 571 km from Vijayawada and 265 km from Bangalore.
Bellary airport is the nearest airport to Rayadurg, Bellary which is 50 KM away from Rayadurg. There is a railway station in Rayadurg, trains are available to all major locations are available, but not regularly. Normally trains from Rayadurg run to the cities of Bangalore,
Hyderabad, and Vijayawada and to other cities and towns up north. Buses and Auto rickshaws
and buses are available for inner city travel. There are Number of busses runned by APSRTC from major cities to here. Rayadurgam APSRTC Bus Station, Kalyandurgam APSRTC Bus Station, Donamalai APSRTC Bus Station are nearby by Bus Stations to Rayadurg