• Penukonda Fort

    Place To Visit Anantapur

    Penukonda Fort

    Place To Visit


    Penukonda Fort

    One of the main attractions of Anantapur is the fort of Penukonda.

    Why to visit this place

    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.


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

    Entry : free

    Address : Penukonda, Andhra Pradesh, India

    By Abhilasha Prasad

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