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Raichur Fort Overview

Ranked 3 of 16 sightseeing in Raichur

The Raichur Fort is the most popular attraction of Raichur city. The fort was built by the Kakatiya rulers in 1294 AD. It is surrounded by double rows of massive low circuit walls on its three sides and is built on an 88 m high hill. Its inner wall is constructed by huge blocks of stones that are attached together without any cementing material.

However, the main attraction of this fort is a large stone slab having a length of 41 ft. This slab carries records in Telugu along with a scene where huge slabs are hauled up a hill with the help of buffalo driven carts.

Other outer fortifications of this structure include five massive gateways namely the western Mecca Darwaza, the northern Naurangi Darwaza, the eastern Kati Darwaza, and the southern Khandak Darwaza. Its fifth gateway lies in its south-east direction and is known as the Doddi Darwaza. Its inner walls also have two gateways known as the Sailani Darwaza, situated in its western direction and the Sikandari Darwaza situated in its east.

This fort is also popular for its stone inscriptions in Persian and Arabic. These inscriptions are said to belong to Ali Burj. In the premises of this fort, several tanks and ruins of ancient temples are also seen.
 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Saranya Devanathan2.9/5

462 reviews

Double walled fort inside the town

The fort is inside the town. It is not maintained at all. There is a library inside the fort where few men were sitting with tea and Reading local newspaper. There is a way to enter which was locked. The coconut seller in front told me that the person in charge has not been coming to open since 3 days. He may come after 10 am. The other side I could enter and see an amphitheatre and beautiful arches. There is a moat with all kinds of birds. Of course filled with dirty water.

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Saranya Devanathan2.9/5

462 reviews

Double walled fort inside the town

The fort is inside the town. It is not maintained at all. There is a library inside the fort where few men were sitting with tea and Reading local newspaper. There is a way to enter which was locked. The coconut seller in front told me that the person in charge has not been coming to open since 3 days. He may come after 10 am. The other side I could enter and see an amphitheatre and beautiful arches. There is a moat with all kinds of birds. Of course filled with dirty water.

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Prasanna Rs2.1/5

77 reviews

Nothing to do here

Raichur Fort is the only major Landmark in Raichur City. Take a look and move on. Nothing to do here, there is a park near the fort. Good place to spend evenings and for kids. Also there is a Lake near Fort. It is well maintained and somewhat clean. Boating facility is available in this lake.

Tripal3.9/5

2 reviews

The best in Raichur

The fort is very good to see in Raichur. Kakatiya dynasty modified the fort.

Photos of Raichur Fort

Raichur Fort, Raichur

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Saranya Devanathan

From the main bus road
Raichur Fort, Raichur

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Saranya Devanathan

Entrance to the library
Raichur Fort, Raichur

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Leading to the fort walls

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