Rachakonda Fort located in Hyderabad is about 60 kilometres away from the centre of the city. The fort was constructed in 14th century by Recherla Singama Nayak who also ruled the region of Rachakonda or Rajaconda and these rulers belong to Padma Nayaka dynasty. Rachakonda Fort was the capital to the Rachakonda region.
Rachakonda in the Telangana region was first ruled by Kakatiyas and then it was taken by Padma Nayaka dynasty, from them it is concurred Muslim Bahmani Sultanate in1433 AD. Qutub Shahi and Nizams also ruled this kingdom.
The architecture Rachakonda Fort is of medieval Hindu fort architecture. It is a structure made of large stones which are of irregular size and indefinite shape. The fort is constructed without using any Mortar. At the entrance, there are gates that are made of stone pillars and horizontal beams. The exterior walls of the building are built with stones and the interiors are layered with mud. The structure of Rachakonda Fort was strategically developed as a defensive bastion with strong fortifications. It was one of the most prominent structures during the pre-firearms era.
Rachakonda Fort has now become the excellent weekend spot for the people of Hyderabad. Visitors can have an exciting experience because of its nature and climbing the hill gives a memory of Rachakonda fort. It has become the tourist place of Hyderabad.
Better to visit in day time.
No Entry Fee is required.
Need to carry some items while journey.