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Kondaveedu Fort

Kondaveedu Fort is in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is located in Kondaveedu village, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Guntur city.

Kondaveedu fort was built by Anapotha Reddy in the 1250 A.D and later developed by Ana Venkata Reddy. Both of them were prominent rulers of the Reddy dynasty known to be benevolent patrons of the art and culture. Later, the fort considered as impregnable with 24 bastions and spread across 30 hillocks was ruled by Gajapathis.

Located on a hilltop, this historical fort offers around 21 stupas. There are also many temples, residential structures, pillared halls and the entrance gate ways. Recent archaeological excavations unearthed a 14th century inscription penned by Kavi Sarvabhauma Srinadha and an idol of Raja Rajeswari. Of late, the fort turned into a treasure trove for treasure hunters.

The seizure of a massive golden "panchaloha" idol, weighing 5 kg last year, gave credence to the theories that similar treasures could lay deep in the earth. The Presiding Diety of this place is Trikoteswara Swamy situated on the hillock and is one of the noted piligrim centres. The Gopinatha Temple and Kathulabave at the foothill are other major attractions of Kondaveedu.

Pillared halls, and the gate ways on east and west sides of the fort are the main attractions.

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