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Palace from the east, Gurramkonda, Cuddapah District

Palace from the east, Gurramkonda, Cuddapah District

Photographer: Archaeological Survey of India

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1898

Shelfmark: Photo 1008/4(336)

Item number: 336

Length: 23.6

Width: 28.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Palace or Mahal of the Nawab at Gurramkonda, Cuddapah District of Andhra Pradesh, taken by a photographer of the Archaeological Survey of India in 1898-99 from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Madras and Coorg, 1898-1903.

The Annual progress Report of the Archaeological Survey Department, Southern Circle for the year 1908-09 mentions, Gurramkonda- The Mahal, "The upper storey is used as an inspection bunglaow and the lower as stores for famine tools." Gurramkonda has a small fort which is said to have been erected by the sultans of Golconda. It came under Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore, in the late 18th century, and then later was part of the territory of the Nawabs of Cuddapah.

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