Timings : Monday to Sunday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
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Situated 300 meters above the ground level, Gooty Fort is one of the oldest hill forts in the state and also the country, having witnessed centuries of different rulers, empires and regimes. The name Gooty is derived from the town's previous original name, Gowthampuri.
Having been designated as a monument of national importance, Gooty Fort is now a famous attraction alluring visitors owing to its enchanting atmosphere filled with historic ruins and tranquil vistas.
The magnificent Gooty fort has been the stronghold of the Chalukyas, Mughals, Marathas, East India Company and also the Vijayanagara Empire before the Qutb Shahi dynasty took over. It is well mentioned as the 'King of Forts' according to various historical inscriptions found here.
The mammoth Gooty Hill covers a vast area is surrounded by the town on three sides and the westernmost point housing the citadel of the fort. The ruins of the fort are dotted by numerous different buildings and spaces such as granaries, bastions, gunpowder magazine, ramparts, storerooms and temples.