Raja Mahal, Chandragiri
|• Member of Legislative Assembly||CheviReddy Bhaskar Reddy|
|Elevation||198 m (650 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Main article: Chandragiri fort, Andhra Pradesh
Chandragiri is famous for the historical fort, built in the 11th century, and the Raja Mahal (Palace) within it. Chandragiri was under the rule of Yadava Naidus for about three centuries and came into control of Vijayanagar rulers in 1367. It came into prominence during Saluva Narasimha Rayalu. Chandragiri was the 4th capital of Vijayanagar Empire. Rayas shifted their capital to here when Golconda sultans attacked Penukonda. In 1646, the fort was annexed to the Golkonda territory and subsequently came under Mysore rule. It went into oblivion from 1792 onward. The fort encircles eight ruined temples of saivite and vaishnavite pantheons, Raja Mahal, Rani Mahal and other ruined structures.
The Raja Mahal Palace is now an archeological museum. The palace is an example of Indo-Sarcen architecture of Vijayanagar period. The crowning towers represents the Hindu architectural elements. The palace was constructed using stone, brick, lime mortar and devoid of timber.
It is 15km from tirupati central bus station on the way to chittoor. Number of city buses ply in this route connecting tirupati central bus station to chandragiri. A few passenger trains stops at chandragiri railway station.
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- Archeological Survey of India (2008). "Raja and Rani Mahal, Chandragiri Fort; Ticketed Monuments - Andhra Pradesh" (asp). Archeological Survey of India. Archived from the original on 2008-09-30. Retrieved 2008-09-30.