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Buildings of the Kondapalle Fort, Krishna District

Buildings of the Kondapalle Fort, Krishna District

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/13(1360)

Item number: 1360

Length: 16.3

Width: 23.25

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the buildings of the Fort of Kondapalle, Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, c.1880. The old hillfort of Kondapalle was built around 1360 by the Reddis of Kondavid. The ruins of the former citadel are situated over the walled enclosure of the old city. The fort was captured by the Bahamani King Humayun in 1458 and in 1687 it was occupied by Aurangzeb. It 1766 the British stormed the fort and took it. The fort is entered through three gates. On the fortified summit there is the old palace. Three gates lead to the upper fort where the Tanisha Mahal or Palace is situated. This view shows some ruined building inside the fort.

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