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The Deccan famous for its rock formations.  Rachakonda is a not-very-well-known forest area.  Besides the lush jungles and gorgeous rock formations, this area also houses the famous Rachakonda Fort.

This fort was built by the Recherla Padma Nayaka dynasty, chiefs of the Kakatiya army since the 12th Century AD – from Rudra Deva’s time and until the death of Pratapa Rudra.  It has a temple dedicated to Sarala Maisamma.  There are around 20 ancient temples and other interesting structures constructed by Rachakonda rulers.  The temples, the boundary wall on the hill and other structures were built in Cyclopean Masonry style (without using  materials like cement) and the whole fort  is devoid  of use of mortar.

Temples at  Rachakonda Fort

A shiva lingam ramalingeshwara swamy a famous temple and the temples constructed here almost Lord Siva with a Ramar temple, Hanuman idol and natural pond,munmandabam temple, Veerabhadra Swamy temple were situated here with sankella bai