Penukonda Fort

Open Time : 9:00 a.m - 6:00p.m

Entry : free

Address : Penukonda, Andhra Pradesh, India

Why to visit Penukonda Fort

Situated about 70 km from Anantapur, it was named after the word Penukonda, which means "big mountain." Once upon a time this historic fort was Vijayanagar's second capital. The fort was previously called Ghanagiri in Penukonda. Archeologists, after studying the ancient inscriptions in Fort Penukonda, concluded that the fortress is the ruler of Vire Virupanna Udaiyar, king of Vijayanagar's King-Bukka I son. In the fortification is a giant idol of Lord Hanuman.

Special Tip

This fort requires many walks through the mountain and rocky landscape.

By Abhilasha Prasad

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