When the name Kurnool is mentioned, only Kondareddy buruju shines in front of all of our eyes. It is in the heart of the city and appeals to everyone. When viewed from above, the entire city appears to be very beautiful. Kondareddy Buruju is one of the four towers that make up Kandanavolu Fort. The Kondareddy fort is the only one that is still standing today, although the other three are in ruins. The area around Kondareddy Fort is known as One Town or Old Town. The most important attraction in Kurnool is Konda Reddy Fort, also known as Kurnool Fort or Kondareddy Buruju, which is located about 2 kilometres from the railway station.
Although much of the fort has been diminished to ruins, it remains one of the town’s most popular attractions and has long served as a symbol of Kurnool. The monument was built by the Vijayanagar Empire. The unremarkable structure used to house a tunnel that crossed the Tungabhadra river below, and it still has a grand watch tower that overlooks the city that grew up around it. There are numerous passages within the fort. The fort’s gates were designed in the 17th century by Gopal Raja, grandson of Rama Raja of the Talikota Vijayanagara kings. The three-story fortress served as a watchtower in the 17th and 18th centuries.
The fort is named after Konda Reddy, the last king of Alampur, who was jailed in the fort by the Kurnool Nawab in the 17th century. Konda Reddy was eventually able to escape the fort, but he was forced to hand over his kingdom to the Golconda Nawabs. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the fort had three stages and served as a watch tower.
Visitors cannot enter the basement, but they can walk to the first and second floors. The first level has a few corners and a large doorway. The second level contains a massive spike used for viewpoint. The first floor has several decks and a large atrium. A large observation tower can be found on the second level.
In the Telugu film Okkadu, the Fort serves as a backdrop for a scene in which Mahesh Babu fights with Prakash Raj for the first time. It was also the setting for Sarileru Neekevaru’s intermission bang. The fort was also featured in the film Krack.