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This is a fort in the Tirupathi region of Andhra Pradesh and is almost 1000 years old. During the time of the Vijayanagara Empire, there were two cities which rose to prominence here. These were namely the Thulunadu and the Kolathunadu. This fort is built in the place which forms a border betwen these two cities. When the Vijayanagar Dynasty declined, the importance of these cities also declined and the region was taken over by a powerful ruker of the Nayaka Clan named Sivappa Nayaka. He was a patron of architecture and built a number of forts, palaces and temples. The Chandragiri Fort is one out of all. This fort is not only a historic tourist attraction merely but surrounded by dense forests and exciting trekking options to. The Swarnamukhi River also flows here and makes the charm of the scenery increase. The Srivari Mettu, Srinivasa Mangapuram, Agasthreeswara and others are main temples here. The Raja Mahal and the Rani Mahal are the most beautiful parts of the deserted fort of chandragiri. The Raja Mahal was later deparated and built as an archeological museum.
8) Chandragiri: Moving ahead to the small town of Tibetian refugees , will require you to take a train from Rambha to Brahmapur, the closest rail station to Chandragiri. From Brahamapur, take a local bus or you can hire a cab to Chandragiri. This small sleepy town situated further down South, is home to a small Tibetian community who arrived here when the Chinese invaded Tibet. At 3200 ft. above sea-level, with a picturesque landscape and close vicinity to the Taptapani Hot springs, Chandragiri is a paradise. The main occupations of the Tibetians here are weaving carpets, agriculture, horticulture, etc. The refugees have nicknamed the place ‘Phuntsokling’ which translates to the “Land of Happiness” When in Chandragiri visit the Tatptapani hot spring, Jirang Monastery and Mahendragiri which is a good place for a hike. For staying the night, you can opt for OTDC’s Panthanivas which is near the hot spring.
Ranvir Deb
Chandragiri is a beautiful village in the Gajapati district of Odisha with about too Tibetan families residing there. On my last trip there, I was walking by the beautiful area near the monastery and stopped at a small tea shop. Couldn't resist myself from taking a picture of the cup of tea against this colourful table.
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