Qila Ghanpur fort for trekking:
At a distance of 2 km from Khilla Ghanpur Bus Stand, 25 km from Mahabubnagar and 109 km from Hyderabad, Khilla Ghanpur Fort is located near Khilla Ghanpur village in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana. This is an ideal weekend getaway from Hyderabad to spend full day.
The Ghanpur Fort is a hill fort built on a rocky hill by King Gona Ganapa Reddy in early 13th century. He ruled this area as a feudatory to Kakatiya rulers. Gona Ganapa Reddy is son of Gona Budda Reddy who was famous as the poet of Ranganatha Ramayana, a pioneering Telugu Literature. The name of Ghanapuram Killa came into existence from the name of Kakatiya Ruler Sri Ganapathi Deva. The fort is spread on rocky and hilly area of 4 Sq kilometers and there are fort buildings spread across the top most part of the hill.
The fort was well built with cannons on the upper side of the fort. There are several remains of the walls and building blocks inside the fort. There are several temples inside the fort like Veerabhadra Temple, Narsimh Temple and Chowdeswari Temple. There are several caves on the hilltop and provide good opportunity for exploration.
There are two ponds inside the fort with fresh water and they are good for swimming. There are several hills around the fort and they provide good opportunity for trekking as well. Ghanpur Lake is a large lake situated close to the Ghanpur village and the view of the lake from the fort is picturesque.
The fort & monuments demand about 2-3 kms trek from Ghanpur village. It usually takes about 2 hours to trek, explore the fort & caves and come back to Ghanpur village.
Khilla Ghanpur(Khilla ganapuram), a historical place in Southern Telangana region of India. Khilla ghanpur has old forts built during Kakatiya king’s rule.Khilla ghanpur is surrounded by hills and it has one of the largest lakes in Wanparthy district.
This is a hill fort and was built by joining to mountains by Kakathiya King Gona Ganapa Reddy during the Year A.D. 1224. The King is Son of the famous Ranganatha Ramayana Writer Sri Gona Budda Reddy. The name of Ghanapuram Killa came into existence from the name of Kakatiya Ruler Sri Ganapathi Deva.
At a distance of 1.5 km from Pangal Bus Station, 15 km from Wanaparthy Bus Station, 74 km from Mahabubnagar Bus Station and 163 km from Hyderabad, Pangal Fort is located at Pangal in Mahabubnagar District of Telangana.
Pangal Fort is one of the Famous Hill Forts in Telangana. It was built by Kalyani Chalukya Kings during 11th and 12th Centuries. The fort is spread across hundreds of acres with Seven Gateways. The Main entrance is called as Mundlagavini and is a special attraction of this fort. It was built with huge granite rocks.
The ruins of the fort houses several monuments built with beautiful architecture, including Uyyala Mandapam and several water bodies. Many deadly wars had taken place among the dynasties like Bahamani, Vijayanagara, Padmanayaka and Qutub Shahis at this fort. The fort also witnessed guerrilla warfare during the revolted against the Nizam.
Pangal can be reached from Wanaparthy which is 15 km away. The trekking starts from Pangal village and it is an easy trek which takes about 2 hours to reach the peak, explore and come back to the village.