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Chandragiri, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
Chandragiri Fort is famous for the historical fort, built in the 11th century, and the Raja Mahal (Palace) is located in Chandragiri, Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, India.The Raja Mahal Palace is now an archeological museum. The palace is an example of Indo-Sarcen architecture of Vijayanagar period. The crowning towers represents the Hindu architectural elements. The palace was constructed using stone, brick, lime mortar and devoid of timber.
The main building known as the 'Raj (Chandragiri) Mahal' is majestic in appearance and with the modern colorful lighting system introduced, the Mahal is a delight to the eyes and gives a nice view to the eyes during night.There is a sound and light show conducted here.
The archaeological museum consists of the artifacts and weapons used by the people of 16th and 17th century.The statues of Sri Krishnadevaraya and his consort are present at the Durbar Hall of the museum.The statues of the shrines of the Gods and Goddesses, Navagrahas being worshiped by the people of 16th and 17th century are also exhibited. It also has the archaeological remains excavated at Yaganti of Kurnool District, AP.