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History of Chandragiri Fort

Chandragiri fort was Built in 1000 AD in the form of fortifications with bastions and a steep moat, Chandragiri was under the rule of Yadavarayas for about three centuries and came into the control of Vijayanagara rulers in 1367. It rose into prominence in 1568 AD and remained as seat of power for the later Vijayanagara kings under whose reign the fortified area was further extended and some of the magnificent buildings and temples were constructed.

Chandragiri Images

Historical Attractions

  • Majestic Raja Mahal and Museum
  • Rani Mahal
  • beautiful architecture of the fort
  • Fort lake
  • Ruined temples of saivite and vaishnavite pantheons
  • Sound and light show in the evening

Address of Chandragiri Fort

Chandragiri fort located at Chandragiri village in Chandragiri Mandal, Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh state, India - 517101

How to Reach

Chandragiri is just 16 km away from Tirupati city on Tirupati - Chittoor road.

  • Nearest Airport: Tirupati
  • Nearest Railway Station: Tirupati
  • Nearest Bus station: Tirupati

Where to Stay

Since Tirupati is the nearest city, usual staying option will be Tirupati city which has normal lodges to star hotels like Quality Inn

Best Season & Time to Visit

Try to avoid summer season because of high temperatures.


Shopping option is Tirupati city, where you can find all items particularly Pooja related

Festivals / Events

Sound and Light Show

1st Show (Telugu) : Mar-Oct: 7.00 pm to 7.45 pm;  Nov-Feb: 6.30 pm to 7.15 pm

2nd Show (English): Mar-Oct: 8.00 pm to 8.45 pm; Nov-Feb: 7.30 pm to 8.15 pm

Ticket Cost: Adult: Rs.20, Child: Rs.10

Things to Take Care

When you plan Tirupati trip, adding Chandragiri fort in your itinerary would be ideal choice

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