Warangal Fort

Warangal Fort

The Warangal Fort is a prominent landmark of the Telangana state and is an appropriate example of architectural excellence and historical richness of the yore. The Warangal fort is situated in Warangal. Locals believe the city was built on a single rock in the medieval era. Every year thousands of enthusiastic tourists’ flock in to witness the historical and architectural marvel of this region. The major highlights of Warangal fort are the four ornamental gates, which are now the official emblem of the Telangana state. Despite being in ruins, the fort still refelects the historical grandeur and architectural preeminence of the Kakatiya Dynasty. The ruins hardly resemble any fort as the typical grand walls, cannons, the Darbaar Halls of the rulers are missing. However, what you can witness is the remnants of one of the most invincible fortifications of the medieval era.


The fabulous fort was built by Ganapatideva, and after he died in 1262, his daughter Rudrama Devi took over the charge of the construction and the entire kingdom eventually. However, King Prataparudra II, who was also known as Rudradeva II and the last ruler of Kakatiya Kingdom, finished the Warangal Fort. Two decades later, the kingdom fell into the Mughal's hands and it was conquered by the Sultans of Delhi. In 1309, Alauddin Khilji had launched an attack on the fort during the rule of Prataparudra II. As a result, the fort couldn't resist the attack of Qutub Shahi Dynasty, and later it was invaded by the Hyderabad Nizams.


The timings to enter the Warangal Fort is between 10 AM to 7 PM. There are certain charges levy on the entry of the fort. For Indians, the price is INR 15, forforeigners, the price is INR 200. If you are keen on carrying a video camera with you, then, the charges for it is INR 25.


Apart from admiring the architectural excellence of the Warangal Fort, you can wrap up your day by enjoying the Sound & Light Show at Warangal Fort. The first show is organized between 6:30 PM and 7:20 PM and is usually showcased in Telugu. The second show is from 7:30 PM to 8:20 PM and is showcased in English. The sound and light show is a treat for the eyes, letting the visitors know about the architectural and historical significance of the state.


Flaunting the architectural excellence of the 12th century, the Warangal Fort is one of its kind. The fort was built on Thorean architectural style. The 'Gateway of Glory' was the major highlight of the fort. This was the main gateway built of four elaborately carved pillars constructed out of a single rock. These majestic gateways were also known as Kirti Toranas and stood as a symbol of South Indian architectural style. However, the major attraction of this glorious fort is Swayambhu Devalayam, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva built in 1162 AD. This medieval temple is located right in the middle of the fort and is flanked by awe-inspiring sculptures. The fort also houses another Shiva temple, Shambhulingeshwara Temple, located opposite to the Open-air Museum. A huge Nandi statute faces the Shiva Temple. Warangal fort is built of 3-layered fortification. The fort was protected by three circular walls, offering robust defence against the invaders.


The best time to visit Warangal is between the months of September and April.

Warangal Fort

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Where is Warangal Fort located?

The fort is located in Warangal, Telangana.

What is the best time to visit Warangal Fort?

The best time to visit the fort is between the months of September and April.

How to reach Warangal Fort?

You can reach to Warangal Fort via any of the three ways – flight, train, road. The place is located at a convenience place, hence reaching there is not a hassle.

What are the timings and entry fee of the Warangal Fort?

The timings of the fort are 10 AM to 7 PM and the entry fees vary and may cost about INR 15 to 300 depending on the tourists.

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