Built by Rani Rudramadevi, while she ruled the Kakatiya kingdom in the 12th Century, this fort in Warangal draws many visitors every day for the beautiful temple-like architecture that it was built in. There also happens to be a Shiva temple inside the fort. 45 huge towers (of which only some remain as of today), many stone steps, a nandi, beautiful carvings of birds, garlands and mythical animals over them—there’s all of this and plenty more to the Warangal fort.
After spending some time in the temple, our next stop was to visit Warangal fort or more precisely its ruins. Even before the name Warangal, the city was called Ekasila Naragam indicating single rock city. The Fort now contains the ruins of the stone monuments from the single granite rock.
Warangal fort - This places is in ruins form but maintained well by Archaeological survey of India (ASI). Fort was commissioned by king Ganpathi Deva. It has beautifully carved arches and pillars that surprised us. Also, has four main ornamental gates to welcome. One can find a Shiva temple with statue of Nandi and many more idols of Hindu Gods like lord Ganesh, Vishnu, Shiva. The extensive rock carvings on the pillars and arches will leave you mesmerized.
From there, we headed back to Warangal city, and visited the "Warangal Fort". All the heritage of Kakatiya Dynasty is being reserved there with great concern. The place was full of sculptures and carvings of the Warangal Fort.