Raichur Tourism

Raichur Tourism

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  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Raichur, the headquarters and the city municipal council of Raichur District of Karnataka, is a historic city with rich cultural heritage. The cultural ethnicity of Raichur has made it a popular tourist destination of South India.

Situated on the banks of the River Tungabhadra, Raichur lies in the north eastern part of Karnataka. Raichur town is at a distance of about 409 km from Bangalore, the state capital of Karnataka and 151 km from Hyderabad Airport.

Raichur has a rich historic and cultural background as it was ruled by all the dynasties who reigned over the Deccan Plateau. The city of Raichur is famous for its Fort which was constructed by the Kakatiya rulers in 1294 AD.  

Raichur Fort and the city of Raichur came under various empires like Mauryas, Chalukyas, Vijayanagara, Bahmanis and the Mughals. The region of Raichur hence imbibed the culture of these dynasties to become a cultural kaleidoscope of India.

The origin of the name ‘Raichur’ can be dated back to the 12th century when this city was called by the name of ‘Rachavoor’ or ‘Rachanoor’ which means ‘King's Place’.

The conquering of Rachavoor by the Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana has been detailed in the Hoysala Inscriptions dated 1161 AD, 1178 AD and 1183 AD. By 1294 AD, ‘Rachanoor’ was shortened to ‘Rachoor’ or ‘Rachooru’, which is evident from the Kakatiya inscription on the wall of the Raichur Fort.

Malik Kafur captured the region of Raichur in the year 1312 and it consequently came under the reign of Vijayanagara, Bahmani, Bijapur, Mughal and Asaf Jahi Kings. The region of Raichur, in fact, was often referred to as ‘Doab’ (two rivers) in the ancient texts, due to its proximity to River Krishna and River Tungabhadra.

Today, Raichur city has become the commercial, educational and industrial hub of the Raichur District. Raichur is famous for its produce of rice, oilseeds and cotton. The city is an important station on the Guntakal-Mumbai railway line.  The best time to visit Raichur is from October to March.

The hill fort of Raichur, Bijapur styled Tomb of Pir Sailani Shah, Fort Jami Masjid, Ek-Minar-ki-Masjid, citadel or the Bala Hisar, etc. are the major attractions of Raichur. Visitors to Raichur can also take excursions to nearby places like Anegundi (135 km from Raichur), which is famous for the Ranganatha Temple, Pampa Sarovara, Kamal Mahal, Huchchappayana Matha and Nava Brindavana. Bellary (145 km from Raichur), which is famous for its Mallara Temple and the World Heritage Site Hampi are other places of interest near Raichur.

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Raichur Traveller Reviews

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Manish Kothari
  • Manish Kothari
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"Good devotional spot in Raichur"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Nov 3, 2014
Newly built Tirupathi Balaji Temple near Naviday college is a must visit when you at Raichur. Temple is very well built and kept very clean, extremely pleasant and peaceful. The temple is on the way to Mantralayam, which is another popular Raghvendra guru temple.
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  • Sharavan
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"Dont visit raichur in summer"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Apr 7, 2014
Raichur is the nearest place to visit Mantralayam and Panchamukhi Temples. Suggest not visit Raichur in Summer season. Better to visit during Winter. Raichur has got a Fort and very few visiting places nearby. Gabbur, Raichur Fort, Mantralayam and Panchamukhi are the visiting places in and nearby Raichur.
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Arun R
  • Arun R
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"very nice place"

  • Posted Dec 19, 2012
excelent place like rock fort sai baba temple krishna temple shivan temples rock mountains are good to visit

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Lake view is not to be missed and te sai baba temple is very gud and manyralayam temple is holy place to visit

Activities & things to do: rock climbing visiting raghavendra temple baba temple all things are gud

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: train to mantralayam ll take time bus s good
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Koteshwara  Rao
  • Koteshwara Rao
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Visit to raichur"

  • Posted Oct 17, 2012
Not a good place to visit but ok city is full of dust and worst roads and we will not get good food all pigs willbe roaming on the roads through out the Raichur

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Mantralaym 2 Hours journey from raichur

Activities & things to do: Nothing

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Very bad roads
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