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Penukonda (Penugonda) Fort

Penukonda fort is situated in Penukonda town in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. This is one of the major tourist attractions of Andhra Pradesh. Penukonda is mentioned as Ghangari in the local Kannada inscriptions. The construction of the Penukonda Fort shows the grand plan and strategic view of the medieval period. Tourist visit here to see a good number of temples in the Fort. There are seven bastions along the circumference of the fort. At the Yerramanchi gate which is the main entrance of the fort you can see a colossal image of Lord Hanuman, which lengthens to the height of 11 feet.

Penukonda Images

Historical Attractions

  • Splendid fort (khilla) with 2 entrances
  • Circumference wall with 7 bastions
  • Lord Yoga Narasimhaswamy temple
  • Lord Kashi Vishwanatha temple
  • Pala Venkataramana swamy temple
  • Lord Yogarama temple
  • Babayya Darga
  • Sher Khan Mosque
  • Gagan Mahal
  • Maha Mantri Thimmarasu jail
  • Basavanna Well
  • Pala Okkiri, Pasiri Okkiri ponds
  • Kumbha Karna Statue

Address of Penukonda

Penukonda / Penugonda town located in Penukonda Mandal, Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh state, India - 515110.

How to Reach

Penukonda fort is in Penukonda town, which is on National Highway 7 near to Karnataka state boarder.

  • Nearest city: Puttaparthi - 30 km, Anantapur - 76 km, Bangalore - 142 km
  • Distance From: Hyderabad - 437 km, Tiruapati - 241 km
  • Nearest Airport: Bengaluru
  • Nearest Bus station: Penukonda,
  • Nearest Railway Station: Penukonda, Hindupur - 36 km, Puttaparthi - 30 km

Where to Stay

Plenty of hotels are there at Puttaparthi which is nearest town to Penukonda.

Best Season & Time to Visit

Summer season is to be avoided because of heat and humidity.

Things to Take Care

  • Andhra mess, which gives good south meals is there at the fort entrance.
  • Puttaparthi is the place for luxury restaurants.

Visiting Places near Penukonda