Warangal Fort, Warangal

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Warangal Fort, in Warangal in the Indian state of Telangana, appears to have existed since at least the 12th century when it was the capital of the Kakatiya dynasty. The fort has four ornamental gates, known as Kakatiya Kala Thoranam, that originally formed the entrances to a now ruined great Shiva temple. The Kakatiyan arch has been adopted and officially incorporated into the Emblem of Telangana after the state bifurcation.
Initially, Warangal was under the rule of the Yadava kings in the 8thcentury; in the 12thcentury, it came under the control of the Kakatiya dynasty. Although precise dating of its construction and subsequent enhancements is uncertain, historians and archaeologists generally agree that an earlier brick-walled structure was replaced with stone by Ganapatideva, who died in 1262, and that he was succeeded by his daughter Rudrama Devi, who ruled until 1289, and then her grandson Prataparudra II, whose reign came to be known as a "Golden Age". Twenty years later his kingdom was conquered by the Sultans of Delhi.
Ganapatideva, Rudramadevi, and Prataparudra II all added to the fort's height, building gateways, square bastions, and additional circular earthen walls. This places the construction towards the end of the Kakatiya period .
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  • A major heritage site but could have been preserved better. It's heart breaking to see the wanton destruction commited by invaders.  more »
  • During the time of Ganapati Deva (1199-1261 C.E) and his Daughter Rudrama (1261-1295 C.E) capital is shifted from Hanmakonda to Warangal. Warangal Fort was constructed in 13th Century in the reign.....  more »
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  • A historical site with rich heritage and architecture. Most artifacts are in open to elements and hope the ASI or local administration provide proper protection to the beautiful monuments. There is nice museum and fort walls near by.
  • Nice place. Only ruins not fort. Half an hour is more than enough. Nearby children's park is there. If have kids it is a good place to spend some time there.
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