Warangal Fort

Known to be one of the architectural masterpieces of the Kakatiya Dynasty, the Warangal Fort comprises 45 pillars/towers, built across an area of 19 kilometres. The ‘Gateway of Glory’ is the most striking part of this fort, with four immaculately carved colossal pillars, about 30 feet high, made out of a single rock. The royal gateways also known as Kirti Toranas, highlights the bravura of the South Indian architecture. There is a temple dedicated to Mother Earth, known as Swayambudevi Alayam, built by Qutub Shahi Kings, in the middle of the fort. There is also an open-air museum at the centre of the fort, opposite which is located another prominent temple, the Shambhulingeshwara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Warangal Fort had three main layers of robust fortification. The first was an earthen wall of 2.4 km diameter, built during the reign of Rudrama Devi. The second wall was built with massive granite stones and was of 1.21 km in diameter, without any mortar. The third wall was a mud wall of 12.5 km in diameter, that enfolds the present Warangal city. Consisting of many ruins, the Warangal Fort carries the remnants of the entrance pillars, wall slabs, ceiling panels, the Shiva Temple, relics of mihrab, and many others. All of these offer an insight into the reign of the Kakatiyas – the magnificence and might.

About Warangal Fort

Known to be one of the architectural masterpieces of the Kakatiya Dynasty, the Warangal Fort comprises 45 pillars/towers, built across an area of 19 kilometres. The ‘Gateway of Glory’ is the most striking part of this fort, with four immaculately carved colossal pillars, about 30 feet high, made out of a single rock. The royal gateways also known as Kirti Toranas, highlights the bravura of the South Indian architecture. There is a temple dedicated to Mother Earth, known as Swayambudevi Alayam, built by Qutub Shahi Kings, in the middle of the fort. There is also an open-air museum at the centre of the fort, opposite which is located another prominent temple, the Shambhulingeshwara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Warangal Fort had three main layers of robust fortification. The first was an earthen wall of 2.4 km diameter, built during the reign of Rudrama Devi. The second wall was built with massive granite stones and was of 1.21 km in diameter, without any mortar. The third wall was a mud wall of 12.5 km in diameter, that enfolds the present Warangal city. Consisting of many ruins, the Warangal Fort carries the remnants of the entrance pillars, wall slabs, ceiling panels, the Shiva Temple, relics of mihrab, and many others. All of these offer an insight into the reign of the Kakatiyas – the magnificence and might.

Monument Information

Address

Mathwada, Warangal, Telangana - 506001

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Warangal Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Warangal District Bus Station

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : Maximum: 34 Minimum: 22

    Summer : Maximum: 40 Minimum: 20

    Winter : Maximum: 32 Minimum: 13

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter season (October to March)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Light and Sound Show
  • Basic amenities available

Contact Details

  • Shri Milan Chauley
  • Phone: 24651012(T-f), 24658124
  • E-mail: circlehydasi@gmail.com

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 300
₹ 300 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax