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Ramagiri Fort

Historical

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Distance (From Karimnagar): 56 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 20 km from Peddapalli Bus Station, 56 km from Karimnagar and 215 km from Hyderabad, Ramagiri Fort or Ramagiri Khilla is located in Karimnagar District of Telangana.

Ramagiri Fort often referred as Ratnagarbha has as ancient fort believed to be used by Satavahanas and Kakatiyas as their Military establishment. Ramagiri Fort is a picturesque hilltop fort built using stone with a number of bastions spread across a huge area across the hill. It gives a great view of the merging of the rivers Manair and Godavari. It is also known as Aaram-Giri because of the thick greenery and the beautiful views. It is also a good trekking spot with wonderful views to offer .

There is a temple dedicated to Lord Rama and Sita on one side of the hill. There is also a Shiva linga which was believed to be installed by Lord Rama. There is also a seasonal waterfall on this hillock.

The fort houses several buildings, bastions, mosques, tombs, Prataparudruni Kota, Horse stable Elephant shed, the prison, a huge dining hall, an enormous Hall, secret passages, narrow paths, guns, cannons, cannon balls, the ruins of Chitrakota, Tratikota, Nimmakota, Nagara khana and ammunition rooms. There are numerous wells built by various rulers like the Topubavi, Nallakayyabavi, Pasarubavi, Haribavi, Achchammabavi and Ammagaribavi etc.

This fort is between Karimnagar and Manthani. One needs to follow the Karimnagar-Manthani road till Begumpet X roads and take right diversion to reach the Begumpet village. The fort is around 2 kms from there and can be reached only on foot. If you want to visit only the temple, get down at Rathnapur and reach the temple directly.

Lots of people visit this temple during Shravana Masam to pray Lord Shiva and Sri Rama. However, it is not advisable to go around this place other than Shravana Masam because of robbery incidents.

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM.

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