Koilkonda Fort And Koilsagar Dam
Adventure / Trekking | Historical
At a distance of 1.3 km from Koilkonda Bus Stand, 25 km from Mahabubnagar Bus Station and 128 km from Hyderabad, Koilkonda Fort is situated at Koilkonda in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana. This is one of the best one day trip from Hyderabad.
Koilkonda Fort is the erstwhile outpost of the Qutab Shahi dynasty situated on a hilltop. To reach the top, one needs to hike across a deep gorge on the west or a series of streams if coming through east before reaching a plight of steps that leads to the fort. To enter the Koilkonda Fort, seven gates have to be crossed. The first one spots an inscription of Ibrahim Qutab Shah that belongs to 1550 AD. Fourth gate leads to a dilapidated palace. There is also a mosque, an Idgah and a pond here. The Fort also has a ashurkhana dedicated to Bibi Fatima and is revered by both Hindus and Muslims.
The Kolisagar Dam is a medium-sized irrigation project that was constructed in the period of the
Nizams during 1945-48. The Koilsagar Dam, which is about 10 km from the Koilkonda, stretches across the Peddavagu River, a minor tributary of the River Krishna. The western stretch of this picturesque reservoir is surrounded by high hills, making it a beautiful spot and is a treat for eyes during sunrise and sunset.
Sri Ramkonda Hill is another prominent Hill with a temple dedicated to Lord Rama, which is 3 km from Koilkonda Fort. There is no motorable road to Sri Ramkonda Hill, one has to trek 3 km from the Fort. This hill is also famous for lot of herbal medicinal plants.
There is an another hill named Verrabhadra Swamy Hill nearby, to reach this hill one has to trek 2 km from Koilkonda Fort.