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Elgandal Fort, Karimnagar

#41 of 108 in Historic Sites in Telangana
Castle · Historic Site
It is historically important because it has been ruled by five dynasties: Qutub Shahis, Mughals, and Asaf Jahis. It was the headquarters of Karimnagar during the Nizam dominion.It is believed that there is a secret tunnel connecting Elgandal Fort and Manakondur Fort (9 km away from Karimnagar on the Karimnagar-Warangal highway).ELGANDAL FORT IS MADE BY ZAFAR-UD-DOULA in 1754 A.D. minarets that oscillate when shaken and tombs of the Muslim saints like Syed Shah Munawar Quadri Saheb, Doola Shah Saheb, Syed Maroof Saheb, Mohammed Khairuddin Saheb, Shah Talib Bismilla Saheb and Vali Hyder Saheb. There is also a Do Minar out side of the fort near the High School which one can climb through inside of the minarets.

It houses a Mosque and an Eidgah the designated place for special Eid prayers.
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  • Located around 170 kms from Hyderabad the Elgandal Fort is situated alongside the banks of the Manair river. The place is currently closed since the Corona Pandemic and you should not plan any visits....  more »
  • This is near to Karimnagar Just 40mints journey from Karimnagar. The entry fee of this is only 10rupees for elders and half tiket for children's. there are some old firangi s are present. And also a.....  more »
  • Awesome place to hike. Nice view and feel essence of ancientness. Facilities were not available at all. Minimum facilities of drinking water and toilets were not there in the whole area. People can spend around 2 hrs on an avg there. Place was good. Overall nice place.
  • Nice view and lot to see how the kings constructed the fort, very good atmosphere but there no available of shops for food water etc
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