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Elgandal Fort (Bahudhanyapuram Fort) , Karimnagar

Overview: 

Elgandal Fort is situated on the banks of the Manair River (a tributary of the Godavari River). Located amidst palm groves, it is located approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Karimnagar on the Kamareddy Road. It is called as Teen Minar which stands for Three Towers.

Elgandal village is located 15 km away from karimnagar .This is a historical place. The places to visit in Elagandal village include
a) The fort on a hill called as Elagandal khilla
b) Brindavan tank outside the eastern gateway of the fort, built by Zafar-ud-Doula in 1754 A.D., with minarets that oscillate when shaken
c) Dho Minar

DoMinar built by Muslim kings (Nizams), has two tall pillars and the height of the pillars is approximately equal to that of Hyderabad Charminar.

History: 
It is historically important because it has been ruled by five dynasties: Kakatiya dynasty, Bahmanis, Qutub Shahis, Mughals, and Asaf Jahis. It was the headquarters of Karimnagar during the Nizam dominion.It is believed that there is a secret tunnel connecting Elagandal Fort and Manakondur Fort (9 km away from Karimnagar on the Karimnagar-Warangal highway). It houses a Mosque and an Eidgah the designated place for special Eid prayers. Elgandal or Veligandula is an ancient village. Earlier this was called Bahudhanyapuram. According to the inscriptions available, it is known that this village existed in 1202 AD. Elgandal fort has much importance in the history. Though it is not clearly known when Elgandal fort was built, historians assume that this was built during the ruling of Kakatiyas. Later the fort was captured by Muslims. Till 1905, Elgandal was the district capital of Karimnagar.
Contact Number: 
+91878-
Address: 

Elgandal Fort (Bahudhanyapuram Fort) ,
Elgandal Village,
Kamareddy Road,
Karimnagar - 505401
Telangana, India

Hours of Operation: 

Every day : 10AM to 5PM

Additional Info: 
It is historically important because it has been ruled by five dynasties: Qutub Shahis, Mughals, and Asaf Jahis. It was the headquarters of Karimnagar during the Nizam dominion.It is believed that there is a secret tunnel connecting Elgandal Fort and Manakondur Fort (9 km away from Karimnagar on the Karimnagar-Warangal highway).ELGANDAL FORT IS MADE BY ZAFAR-UD-DOULA in 1754 A.D. minarets that oscillate when shaken and tombs of the Muslim saints like Syed Shah Munawar Quadri Saheb, Doola Shah Saheb, Syed Maroof Saheb, Mohammed Khairuddin Saheb, Shah Talib Bismilla Saheb and Vali Hyder Saheb. There is also a Do Minar out side of the fort near the High School which one can climb through inside of the minarets. It houses a Mosque and an Eidgah the designated place for special Eid prayers. Few people called it as a) Elagandal Fort b) Elagandal Khilla c) Do Minar Fort