Kurnool Fort – Historic 16th Century Fort in Andhra Pradesh
Kurnool Fort alias Konda Reddy Fort is a historic site at Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh state, India.
Kurnool Fort is also known as Konda Reddy Buruju or Konda Reddy Fort. The fort construction was started in 1530 and was completed by 1542. This historical place is situated on the banks of Tungabhadra River. Achyutaraya, the Vijayanagar ruler, built this historic site.
There are many gateways and bastions for the fort at Kurnool. Gateways of the fort were constructed during the 17th century by the renowned Vijaynagar emperor, Gopal Raja. The fort got its name from the last ruler of Alampur, Konda Reddy ,who lost his kingdom to Golconda Nawabs.
Kurnool fort has three levels; the first and second floors are open to public, while the ground floor is closed to public.
How Do I Go to Kurnool Fort alias Konda Reddy Buruju or Konda Reddy Fort?
Kurnool, The Gateway of Rayalaseema region, is well connected by roads to other parts of the state and to the rest of the country. There are frequent bus services from different cities of Andhra Pradesh state and nearby Telunga state, to Kurnool.
Kurnool Railway Station is the nearest railway station at around 2 kilometers distance from this historic fort.
Alampur is at around 24 kilometers distance from the Konda Reddy Buruju alias Konda Reddy Fort.
Hyderabad airport is the nearest airport at a distance of around 200 kilometers distance. Tirupati airport is at around 280 kilometers away. There is a planned greenfield airport on 1110 acres of land, to come up at Orvakal, at a distance of around 25 kilometers from Kurnool city.
Kurnool Fort Timings
The Fort is open to the public from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM.