Warangal Fort, Warangal
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Warangal Fort

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About Warangal Fort

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Saturday: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Sunday: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Public Holidays: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Warangal Fort is spread over a radius of 19 km between Warangal and Hanamkonda. This fort was constructed in the 13th century, when this region was under the administration of King Ganapati Deva and his daughter Rudramma Devi. This fort is also famous for its intricately carved arches and pillars; and four large stone gateways. The temple inside the fort is dedicated to the Mother Earth, Swayambhudevi.

Located close to this fort is the monument called Khush Mahal which was constructed by Shittabh Khan, supposedly over the Kakatiya palace.
 


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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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Sai Mugula

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  • Sai Mugula
  • Lives in Warangal
  • 4 photos
  • 14 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  10640 readers

"A good historic background place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This place has got a powerful historic moments in past. This is very beautiful place where we can mesmerize ourselves to the marvellous sculptings and structures. We cannot imagine what happened in past here but definitely one can feel it through these amazing art, statues, fort, museum and mainly sculptures. It will be good if we visit during cool timings.
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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 3200 photos
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"Has three concentric fortifications"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Warangal Fort is situated 6 km from Warangal City, as Warangal was ruled by Yadava Kings and Prolaraja Kakatiya ruler got the control of Warangal and established Warangal City, whose ancient name was Orugallu and Ekasila Nagaram, so became the Capital of Kakatiyas in 12th-century. Ganpati Deva shifted the Capital from Hanamkonda to Warangal and after his death Rudra Amma ruled and did many expansions and alterations. Later Pratap Rudra who ruled and during his rule the golden era was seen.

It has three concentric fortifications, with the inner stone fortification containing 45 Bastions and gateways at the four cardinal points and a mote, signifies the essence of early medieval defence architecture. The Perimeter of initial mud fort is 7. 2 km and the stone fort's perimeter is 4 km. It was a grand fort and beautiful city of South India in its period as mentioned in one Text Krida Hiram, and famous traveller Marco Polo of Venice had admired the city, temples, gardens, and the artwork of Kakatiyas during his stay in South India as this city was in his good book.

The remains of Svayambhu Temple complex enclosed by four lofty gateways are the finest example of Kakatiyas art. The important monuments includes Ramalingeswara, Venkateswara, Ekasila Temples and Khush Mahal which was added by Shitab Khan in 1504 AD, in excellent condition and an example of Indo-Saracenic Architecture. Though the maximum structures are turned to ruin but Archaeological Department and Telangana Tourism are working together to promote the tourism in the newly formed State, as it has a glorious past and potential to attract the visitors and art lovers specially sculptor artists. And a panoramic view from the Ekasila top will leave anyone just spellbound. Warangal is very attractive and a wonderful place for visitors. Many Good Restaurants are there and nearby places to visit are Bhadrakali Temple, Padmakshi Temple etc.
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Aamir Ahmed

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  • Aamir Ahmed
  • 4 Reviews
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"Really good to watch"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 4, 2016
Warangal Shishaah warangal kila. All I have to say is this place is really good to watch and spend time with our family and friends. So guys stay cool and visit this fort you will like it and your family will love this place. Very good to spend time in this spot. Have a great day.
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Saddam Syed

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  • Saddam Syed
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 photo
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  388 readers

"Historical location with beautiful architecture of Kakatiya dynasty"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2015
I went with my friends to Golconda Fort in October 2015. It was a very good memory of visiting Warangal Fort enjoyed alot had great fun by jumping, dancing in the Warangal Fort since the Fort is totally grassy land we can sit, jump and can do anything like in a garden.

Warangal Fort is famous for
1) Once a capital city of Kakatiya dynasty.
2) Totally grassland.
3) Architect and construction of Warangal Fort is amazing.
4) Beautiful scenery with green grass and black stones construction.
5) Total construction is made up of mud and stone.
6) It consists of 4 ornamental gates in four sides (East,West,North and south) called Warangal Gates or Kakatiya Kala Thoranam.
7) It's once symbol of Kakatiya Dynasty and now included in logo or symbol of Telangana state.
8) Beautician location of Warangal Gates is perfect location to take photos.
9) It is a evergreen place with good maintenance.

Timings : 9am to 8pm everyday. Cost for entrance or view is from 10rs to 20 Rs (may vary yearly). Cameras are allowed. Food items and bathrooms are available.

It is a very beautiful place if you have time you must see.
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Ramesh babu Adde

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  • Ramesh babu Adde
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"Beautiful scenery with historical construction of arches"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2015
As I was living nearer to Warangal district, I and my family went Warangal Fort for a tour. This is one of the famous historical construction with good architecture and beautiful scenery view.

Warangal Fort is famous for
1) 4 beautiful ornamental gates these gates are also called Kaktiya kala thoranam or Warangal gates. Photos at this gates are mostly taken by tourists since the architecture and construction method of gates are brilliant.
2) Architecture of Kakatiya was well known at this location.
3) At past it was once capital of Kakatiya dynasty.
4) The shape of this historical gate or arches are symbolised of Kakatiya dynasty and now new Telangana state logo or symbol also includes this Warangal Gate or Kakatiya thoranam shape.
5)The construction is totally made up of stone and made its view of construction is superb with all black colour awesome.
6)4 pillars with up roof in middle Nandi or bull construction attracted me alot.

More things about Warangal Fort-
1)Food is available at this location
2) Cameras are allowed
3)Bathrooms are available
4)It is not free of cost but costs around 10 to 20 Rs or INR(Indian Rupee)
5)Clean and green location
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Madhura Banerjee

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  • Madhura Banerjee
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 8 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  1221 readers

"Beautiful remnants"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Dec 14, 2015
A photographer's delight, the fort remnants were beautiful to look at. However, there was hardly any information around, and no guides available. Great to visit during sunrise or sunset. A nice stopover during Warangal trip.
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Lakshimi Priya

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  • Lakshimi Priya
  • Lives in Gadwal
  • 1 Review
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"Visit once in life time"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 28, 2015
The Kakatiyas Sila Thoranam that means entrance pillars is famous in this area. We should travel to this fort because of the creativity of building such pillars with a single piece stone and number of designs sculptured in that every pillar. Entrance of the fort is symbolic representation of Kakatiyas, this representation is using Telangana state symbol such a great story behind this place. We must visit once in a life.
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Raj Kumar

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  • Raj Kumar
  • Lives in Warangal
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Nice journey and enjoyed a lot"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 21, 2015
I had enjoyed a lot and got a crazy thoughts after getting there. I suggest this trip to all because you may get there.
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Srinivas Palthya

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  • Srinivas Palthya
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 14 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  1576 readers

"Warangal Fort - Kakatiya Kingdom"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 19, 2015
The Kakatiya Kingdom ruled by many Kings and also the lady known as Rudramadevi with great power she has with her childhood. It was the symbol status for Telugu people over Nizams. The King constructed many temples many years ago and now also it is present and it is one the most visited places for tourism spot of historic events.
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Ravi krishna Merugu

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  • Ravi krishna Merugu
  • 4 Reviews
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"Historical place, good place for a small visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 22, 2014
Warangal is also known as Orugallu. Orugallu is a historical place and ruled by Kakatiya rulers. Warangal Fort was build in late 13th century. People can see the art of fort. How Kakatiyans made it. They build with hard rock. Ganapathi devaraj and his daughter Rani Rudrama rai was ruled the Telangana and neighbourhood states.
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