Ravadurg Gooty Fort - Tourist Places of Andhra Pradesh

About Ravadurg Gooty Fort

About- One of the oldest hill forts of Andhra Pradesh, the Ravadurg Gooty Fort structure replicates a shell structure, and is one of the centrally protected monumemts of national importance. Locally this fort is known as 'Gutti' as this place was earlier known as 'Gowthampuri'.

How to Reach

By Air : The nearest international airport is in Hyderabad, and the nearest domestic airport is in Puttaparthi abaout 80 kms from the fort area.
By Rail : Anantapur is the nearest railway station to access this fort. From railway station, there are plenty of options available by road to reach this fort.
By Road : State highways and national highways cross this area at some points.APSTRC and private tour operators have vehicles to ease transport services for tourists to reach this fort.

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  • When to visit
  • This place can be visited throughout the year, but the peak season is during the winter months.

  • What to eat
  • The town of Anantapur offers great options when it comes to food. Local, as well as other Indian cuisines and continental dishes are offered by small and medium eateries here for tourists. Panasa Puttu Koora (made from jack fruit husk), Chicken curry, Shikampuri mutton kebab are few of the many local dishes.

  • Attractions
  • The fort is located on a group of hills that rise up to 680 m above the sea level. The citadel of the fort is located on the westernmost hill. The summit of the citadel has two buildings, apparently a granary and a gunpowder godown. The ruined Narasimha temple is located near the summit. Its earliest inscription dates back to the 7th century. The fort inscriptions call this fort 'Gadha', while the other refers to it as the 'King of Forts'.

  • Activities
  • While visiting this place, one can see its majestic and unique structure and learn about the history associated with the fort and explore its various ruins, and the various structures inside and around the fort premises. On a 300 m high cliff, there is a small pavilion called "Murari Rao's seat", which provides a panoramic view of the town below. It is said that the Maratha general Murari Rao used to play chess and swing here.

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