Ramagiri fort in Karimnagar District of Telangana State is still an unexplored historical site and beautiful forest by travellers. The Fort was built within a thick forest area which has a wealth of plant species which includes many medicinal herbs. The Fort is nestled on the top of picturesque Ramagiri hillock, surrounded by eye-feasting greenery, and provides a magnificent view of the confluence of the Manair and Godavari Rivers.
History of Ramagiri Fort
The fort was under the control of Gundaraja of Manthani and Edaraja of Ramagundam. They were defeated by the Kakati Prola II and the entire area of Polavasa, Manthani and Ramagundam were under the control of Kakatiyas. After the fall of Kakatiyas, Anapothanayaka of Racherla Padmanayaka family occupied Orugallu and appointed Muppabhupala as the ruler of Sabbinadu with his capital at Ramagiri during 14th century A.D. The Bahamani Sultan Ahmed shah I (1422-1436 A.D.) invaded Telangana region in 1433 A.D. and occupied the Ramagiri fort. After Qutb Shahis of Golkonda the fort was under the control of Mughals and finally Asafjahis.
Important Places in Ramagiri Fort
There are many important structures on the hill fort viz. Sitaramalayam, Ramasthapita Lingam, The footprints of Rama and Janiki Mata, Sitaram Kolanu (Well), mosques, tombs and a good number of wells on the hill. Asvasala (Horse stable) Gajasala (Elephant stable), Cherasala (prison), Durbar hall (Royal court), cannons and cannon balls etc are also located on the hillock. The ruins are named Pratapa Rudruni kota, Chitrakota, Tratikota and Nimmakota. Interestingly, there are many wells in the fort, which have been constructed by successive rulers. Some of them have unique names such as Topubavi, Nallakayyabavi, Pasarubavi, Haribavi, Achchammabavi, Ammagaribavi
Ramagiri also has a temple of Sita and Rama with a Linga(incarnation of Lord Shiva) believed to be installed by Lord Rama. You can see the foot prints of Lord Rama & Sita here, supporting the claim that both stayed here for some time during there visit. Other attractions here are Sita’s vermilion box, Ganga Gouri wells, Gouri gundam, Brahma gundam, twin horses of Matsya kachpa, Mallvanam and Brindavanam.
12th century fort built on the top of picturesque Ramagiri hillock
Surrounded by lush green forest which has many medicinal herbs
Built by Kakatiyas and later went under control of Golconda rulers
Shiva Lingam and Sita Rama temple
Foot print of lord Rama and Sita
Sita Rama kolanu (pool)
pits where Sita stored vermillion and turmeric
Sita Rama kolanu (pool)
Waterfalls in rainy season
Ruined mosques, tombs and wells
Horse stable and Elephant shed
Prison and royal court
Address of Ramagiri Fort
Ramagiri fort is located at Begampet Village in Kamanpur Mandal, Karimnagar district of Telangana state, India - 505212.
How to Reach
The Ramagiri fort is located 5 km away from Nagepally village on Karimnagar - Manthani road.
Nearest Town: Peddapalli - 20 km
Distance From: Hyderabad - 217 km, Warangal - 100 km, Karimnagar - 55 km
Nearest Airport: Hyderabad
Nearest Bus station: Nagepally, Begampeta (2 km)
Nearest Railway Station: Peddapalli (New Delhi - Khazipet line)
Transport: Peddapalli town is well connected by road from Hyderabad (via Karimnagar) and Warangal. Frequent trains also available from Warangal, Khazipet to Peddapalli. From Peddapalli Ramagiri fort can be reached by local transport.
Where to Stay
Budget hotels available at Peddapalli and Karimnagar towns.
Where to Eat
The nearest town Peddapalli has hotels for dine.
Best Season & Time to Visit
Prefer monsoon season to enjoy lush green surroundings and sight waterfalls.