Top Attractions To Visit In Raichur That You Should Not Miss
Raichur, a city in Karnataka located 409 km between the Krishna and Tungabhadra rivers. The city has an attachment to the history and culture which dates back to the time of Emperor Ashoka. The origin of the name ‘Raichur’ means King’s place in Karnataka and the name is said to have derived from Telegu.
The city has many inscriptions ranging from the Mauryan dynasty to the Muslim period. It has also been the part of various dynasties like Chalukyas, Mauryans, Mughals, Bahmanis, and so on. With the legacy of rich and dynamic history, Raichur comprises of some of the top attractions that are must visit here.
Raichur Fort was built by the Kakatiya rulers in 1294 AD. The three sides of the fort are surrounded by double rows of massive flat circuit walls, constructed on a hill 88m high. Its inner wall was constructed using big blocks of stones that are stuck together without any binding material between them.
There is one more core reason for the fort being famous, and that is the stone inscriptions in Persian and Arabic language.
Shripad Shrivallabha Dattatreya Devastan
Karma Bhumi of Shripad Shrivallabha, this temple is located on the beautiful island from just 2 hours away from Raichur. Devotional and clean, this temple is quite peaceful and famous amongst the natives.
Ek Minar ki Masjid
This is a significant mosque built in a Persian style. It comprises of a two-storied 20 m high minaret. One can enjoy the panoramic view of the city by getting on the top through the winding staircases leading you directly to the upper part of the mosque.
It is an island associated with Lord Krishna situated 23 km north of Raichur. People also believed that Lord Rama stayed on this island for about a year during which he consecrated and worshipped a Shiva lingam. The Veerashaiva Matha is also said to reside in Ramagadde. They are a religious sect that worships Lord Shiva and to do not believe in the Hindu caste system.
It is one of the most beautiful and biggest mosques built during the Adil Shahi dynasty. With two entrances and six gigantic pillars in this masjid, there is a cemetery belonging to the Adil Shahi dynasty, with several remains of an ancient palace and fort.
Also known as “Mavinakere”, Aam Talab is a historic tank and one of the popular venue amongst the tourists. Throughout the time, thousands of tourists visit Aam Talab by taking a ride in the boats. It is a famous local picnic spot and is usually packed with people on Sundays.
The name of the temple has been connected to a great devotee of Lord Shiva, Maharishi Markandeya. The Markandeshwara Temple, situated in Kallur, 21 km from the central city.
One of the oldest shrines of the city, the temple is the home of Lord Shiva, and his idol is present here in the form of Markandeshwara.
There are also other places nearby Raichur namely Manvi, Maski, Gabbur, Devasugur, Ballery, Anegundi, Bichal, Koormagadde, and Kallur that are worth to visit along with other destinations in Raichur.