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Kondaveedu Fort

The Kondaveedu historical fort is a hill fort built on 320 meters high hills. The three forts on top of the narrow hill range are now in ruins. The earliest built fort is dated to 12th century. The main fort built by the Reddy Kings of Reddy dynasty and refurbished by subsequent rulers, located at a height of nearly 320 metres (1,050 ft), was considered then as one of the strongest forts in the region.

Kondaveedu Images

Historical Attractions

  • This hill fort is a paradise for trekking
  • historical fort offers around 21 structures to be seen
  • Strogest fort with 24 bastions and spread across 30 hillocks
  • Top view eyes vast green fields neatly structured in a squares and rectangles
  • Kattulabaavi - a water well having sharp knives planted beneath the surface of it
  • 24 bastions with magnificent views
  • eight pillared hall and other ruined halls
  • therpula mandapam - The king's court
  • queen's palace
  • Narasimha swamy, Gopinatha, Sivalayam and other ruined temples
  • nethikottu - oil bunk, Dining hall, Bungabavi - little pond
  • Muthyalamma, Puttalamma, vedulla ponds and Mathadi or Ganji creek

Address of Kondaveedu Fort

Kondaveedu Fort located at Kodaveedu village in Phirangipuram Mandal, Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh state, India - 522529.

How to Reach

Kondaveedu fort located 4 km near to Phirangipuram village on Guntur - Kurnool road

  • Nearest city: Guntur - 26 km
  • Distance From: Vijayawada - 62 km, Hyderabad - 265 km, Kurnool - 280 km
  • Nearest Airport: Vijayawada, Hyderabad
  • Nearest Railway Station: Phirangipuram (Guntur - Bangalore line)
  • Nearest Bus station: Phirangipuram
  • Transport: Frequent buses and trains to Phirangipuram from Guntur and Narasaraopet town (29 km) available. Hire a vehicle to Kondaveedu from there.

Where to Stay

Budget to luxury hotels available in Guntur, Vijayawada cities. Stay at Narasaraopet town for easy access to all other tourist places mentioned below.

What to Eat

Because the Kondaveedu fort is located in interior hills, travellers have to plan properly for their food. Phirangipuram town, where the turn takes from main road is the place you can get South Indian breakfast and meals. There is a canteen run by Andhra Pradesh Tourism at foot hill of Kondaveedu, there you will get snack items and cool drinksBest Season & Time to Visit

Avoid summer because of this place becomes hot and humid.

Things to Take Care

  • This is a trekking and takes whole day. So carry enough food and water.
  • Be prepared to climb up and down for around 1000 foot steps, which are age old and not arranged properly to reach the fort

Visiting Places near Kondaveedu