#2 of 16 Places to Visit in Warangal
Distance (From Warangal Railway Station): 5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 5 Kms from Warangal Railway Station, the historic Warangal Fort was built by Kakatiyas in 12th Century AD. The King Rudradeva started construction of this Fort when the capital was shifted from Hanamankonda. It was further extended by his nephew, Ganapati Deva and was finally completed by Princess Rani Rudrama Devi. The fort was mostly destroyed by invaders and only the ruins can be seen now. It is one of the popular tourist places to visit near Hyderabad as a weekend getaway.
Most of the fort is filled with settlements and small area in the center of fort has Open Air Museum with architectural remains of Kakatiyas. The famous stone gateways (called Kirti Toranas) are situated here, about 30 feet high and still standing, a masterpiece carved from a single rock.
The Shambhulingeshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is opposite to Open Air Museum.
Timings: 10 AM - 7 PM.
Entry Fee: Rs. 5 for Indian, Rs. 100 for Foreigners, Rs. 25 for Video Camera.
Kush Mahal, on the way to Museum houses several sculptures.Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM. Ekasila Hill is located inside Ekasila Children Park opposite to Open Air Museum.