Raichur is the headquarters of Raichur district in Karnataka- a place of significant historical importance. The town of Raichur is situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra River at a distance of 409 km from Bangalore. Tour to Raichur Karnataka is important for those who want to detangle history from oblivion and take a good look at it.
Raichur, has remained under the rule of various empires, such as the Mauryas, Chalukyas, Bahmanis, Vijayanagara and the Mughals, and therefore bears the influence and legacy of a rich tradition, the history of which spreads over several centuries.
Raichur is one of the most wonderful Tourist locales in Karnataka and Raichur tours are popularly undertaken by most of the tourists visiting Karnataka.
Raichur is historically known as Doab which in Hindi means Two Rivers. Tourist attractions in Raichur include the Raichur Fort and the nearby town of Annegundi. Annegudi is famous for the cultivation of rice at this part of Southern India.
What to See on Tour To Raichur In Karnataka:
Raichur Fort :- Raichur is famous for this impressive ancient fort, built in 1294 AD. The stone inscriptions found here at the fort are in Persian and Arabic language which was spoken by the inhabitants of the fort. Several tanks and old temples are to be found inside the fort complex, among the ruins.
Ek Minar ki Masjid :- Built in Persian architecture style, this mosque comprises of a two-storied 20m high minaret- therefore the name which means, the mosque with one minaret. A winding staircase leads to the top of the minaret from which offers a captivating view of the town.
Jami Masjid :- One of the most beautiful and also one of the biggest mosques in the vicinity, this awesome edifice has two entrances and six gigantic pillars. Near the Jami Masjid lies a cemetery belonging to the Adil Shahi dynasty, and also the remains of an ancient palace and a fort.
Other tourist attractions on Tour to Raichur Karnataka include Ranganatha Temple, Kamal Mahal and the Pampa Lake, the thermal power station at Shaktinagar, Hutti Gold Mines, etc
How to Reach Raichur on Tour to Raichur Karnataka:
The nearest airport to Raichur is the Hyderabad Airport (151 km). The Raichur Railway Station is an important station on the Guntakal- Raichur railway line and connects the place to other places in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. A network of roads links Raichur to important cities in India and within the state. Buses are readily available from Raichur Bus Station.