Kurnool Monuments and Historic Buildings: Kondareddy Buruz
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Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
The Konda Reddy Buruz is one of the prime attractions of Kurnool and a must visit historic buildings. At present, this monument is protected under the Ancient Monuments Preservation Act. Over this historic place, one can visit the Tomb of Abdul Wahab which is near the banks of Hindri. It was built in AD 1618. There are also remains of the palace of Gopal Raju, which was one of the last Hindu rulers of Kurnool.
There is a bastion named Konda Reddy fort, constructed as a strategic watch tower by the rulers of the Vijayanagara Empire. Underneath lies a passage (tunnel) which connects the fort to Gadwal which is 52 km away. The specialty of... more this tunnel is it crosses under the river Tungabhadra and reaches gadwal which was ruled by Nalla Somanadri (Raja Soma Sekhara Ananda Reddy) who was the one built an ecxellent fort in gadwal . Stories tell that the ruler of Gadwal Kingdom utilized this tunnel to escape from the Muslim conquerors in 17th century. The government of Andhra Pradesh closed the tunnel somewhere around the 1901