Kondaveedu Fort - Tourist Places of Andhra Pradesh

About Kondaveedu Fort

Situated in Kondaveedu village, Kondaveedu Fort was built in 1250 A.D,and is located  on a hilltop surrounding 21 stupas. Recent archaeological excavations have unearthed a 14th century inscription penned by Kavi Sarvabhauma Srinadha and an idol of Raj Rajeswari. Efforts are going on to make this place an important heritage site by UNESCO  which is located about 1,700 feet (520 m) above mean sea level.

How to reach

By Air : The nearest domestic airport is Vijaywada, and the nearest international airport is Hyderabad. 
By Rail : The nearest railway station is in Guntur. From Guntur , this fort is about 25 kms by road. 
By Road :  This place is situated about 25 kilometres from Guntur city and about 13 km from the side of Chilakaluripet.After reaching Guntur one should board a Guntur-Chilakaluripet ordinary bus and alight at Bhoyapalem-Pirangipuram Road and can hire an auto rickshaw to the fort.

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  • When to visit
  • The best time to visit this place is during the months of October to March.

  • What to eat
  • It is advisable to carry light snacks and water with you while visiting the fort area. One can also explore good eating options of local food as well as other cuisines in the city of Guntur.

  • Attractions
  • The presiding deity of this place is Trikoteswara Swamy situated on the hillock and is one of the noted piligrim centres attracting thousands of visitors during Sivaratri festival. The Gopinatha Temple and Kathulabave temple at the foothill are other major attractions of Kondaveedu. Winged gateways, residential complexes in ruins, large halls inside the fort also add to the old charm of this place.

  • Activities
  • The panoramic view from the summit is awe inspiring and is ideal for trekking and hiking as the hilly landscape and dense forest terrain make for a perfect trekking destination for tourists around this fort.

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