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Pack Your Bags For A Short Trek At This Ancient Fort In Guntur

    What Makes It Awesome

    Approximately 26 kilometres from Guntur, the Kondaveedu fort is becoming one of the more popular trekking spots in the south. Located in Andhra Pradesh, it takes around 7-8 hours by car from Chennai, but it's oh so worth making a visit! 

    Constructed by the Reddy Kings in the 14th Century, it's the serene environment and the less crowded hilltop that make Kondaveedu Fort the perfect place to unwind. The journey to the fort itself is super adventurous, filled with multiple hairpin bends. Located in the Kondaveedu village, this fort is situated about 1700 metres above sea level and the view from the hill is simply breathtaking.  Privately arranged transport from Guntur is however recommended to get to the village, as no government transport ply as you go further.

    The trekking begins at the entrance of the Kodaveedu village and is about 3 kms long. Although the fort is in a dilapidated condition, one can see the entire city of Guntur from this point, which makes the climb worthwhile. There is no entry fee or any kind of ticketing system. But it's advised to plan a one day trip to this place as decent accommodations are available only as you go back to Guntur or at least 15 kilometres away. However, there is a fairly new roadway installed, so you can rest assured the whole journey will be smooth and enjoyable. Just don't forget to pack durable shoes, snacks and water. 

    Find trekking spots in Tamil Nadu here. 

    What Could Be Better

    Due to the lack of much popularity, there is no proper supervision by the locals. Construction works spring up all of a sudden and do not get communicated prior. This leads to people missing out on entering the fort after the trek. We suggest you do a thorough background check before planning a trip to this place.

    Pro-Tip

    Pack a lot of snacks and water as you might not find any shops there to buy from.