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Kondapalli Fort Krishna district Andhra Pradesh

Kondapalli Fort, also locally known as Kondapalli Quilla, is located in the Krishna district.The historic fort on the hill (Eastern Ghats) located to the west of the Kondapalli village was built by Prolaya Vema Reddy of Kondavid during the 14th century, initially as a pleasure place and a business centre, along with the Kondavid Fort in Guntur district.The Kondappli Fort was built in 1360 by the Hindu kings of the Reddy dynasty of Kondavid. But, over the subsequent centuries, it was the theatre of several wars among many northern and southern Indian rulers and the British. In 1541, Kondapalii fort and the province were conquered by the Muhammadans.It was under occupation of the Bahmani Kingdom for some time, then with Gajapati rulers of Orissa followed byKrishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagara empire and it later fell in to the hands of Muslim rulers of the Qutubshahi dynasty in the 16th century.The fort, which has a very picturesque sight, has three successive entry gates. The main entra…