This city was second capital of Vijay Nagar Emipre in early 16th century. Barring a few smaller monuments in the city at bottom of the fort hill such as Gagan Mahal, Parshwanath temple, Thimmarasu jail and Syed Fakruddin grave , the main fort for which Penukonda is known on Andhra Pradesh Tourism map is utterly neglected. I think no tourist with family can reach the fort as there is mud road and even auto can not reach before 4 Km from Lakshmi Narayan temple and main fort. Very difficult to get guide here.
Bada and Chhota imambara are ine of the main attractions of Lucknow though there are about 60+ monuments in Lucknow which are listed by Archaelogical survey dept of India. Some of the monuments are now converted in offices and schools.
This is absolutely greatest place I have seen so far. We can not compare this place with any monuments in AD era. I saw the pottery in purana Quila museum claimed to be 5000 years old but these paintings are unparalleled as claim to be 30K to 5K years old. Declared world heritage by UNESCO in 2003.
It was my day 3 of travel into Delhi. I was on way back from Uttarakhand and landed at old Delhi Railway station in morning. My flight to Bangalore was at 9 PM so […]
Kotla Firuz Shah is designated in history as Delhi’s fifth City. After seeing Purana Quila I came out and visited Khair-ul- Manazil Mosque (by Akbar) and Sher Shah gate in front of Purana […]
You can see this gate while you visit Kotla Feruz Shah fort. This is really a UNIQUE gate with which many interesting, horrifying and tragic stories are associated. You ask any auto walas they may not know Kotla Feroz Shah Fort but they know khooni darwaza for sure.