Warangal Fort is one of the ancient forts in South India and is also one of the popular tourist attractions in Warangal. It was built in the 13th century and is around 2 kms from the main city center. Hundreds of tourists come to the Warangal Fort to get a feel of the grand architecture of South India. The fort was built during the Kakatiya dynasty.
The Warangal Fort in Warangal was destroyed by the invaders and as such only the ruins of the fort can be seen. There is a mud wall of around 20 feet which surrounds the entire fort while the second layer is of granite. The fort consists of impressive stone gateways which have a height of around 30 feet. They are carved out of single rock. The gateways are known as Kirti Toranas. They consist of beautiful carvings of Lord Vishnu carried by Garuda and surrounded by attendants.
The Warangal Fort was built in the reign of king Ganapatideva, who shifted the capital from Hanamkonda to Warangal. There are some remains of ancient temples and sculptures which date back to the ancient Kakatiya period. There are 45 towers in the fort and pillars which are spread over an area of 19 kms. There is a temple of Mother Earth called 'Swayambhudevi Alayam'.
The Warangal Fort is an important attraction in the itinerary of Warangal tours. Warangal is also easily accessible from various parts of the country. The nearest international airport is located in the city of Hyderabad which is well connected with Warangal. The road network connects the area with other parts of the country. Buses ply between Warangal and other cities like Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore, Hubli, Tirupati and other places.