CHENNAI: A team of researchers from the University of Madras has discovered prehistoric rock art dating back to the mesolithic period (10,000 to 6,000 BC) from two villages in Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh.

Who is Konda Reddy?

Konda Vishweshwar Reddy (born 26 February 1960) is an Indian engineer, entrepreneur, and politician. He served as a Member of Parliament in the 16th Lok Sabha from Telangana Rashtra Samithi representing Chevella, Telangana. He is the grandson of K. V. Ranga Reddy after whom the district Ranga Reddy was named.

What is the importance of Kondareddy Buruju?

Konda Reddy Burz is a unique monument due to its singular feature of an underground tunnel which connects the fort to Gadwal, a place 52 km away. The most remarkable feature of this tunnel is that it passes under the River Tungabhadra, a feat unimaginable during the medieval times.

Who constructed Kondareddy Buruju?

Achyuta Raya
Achyuta Raya,an emperor of the Viiayanagara empire built the fort between 1530-42 CE.

Who is king of Kurnool?

Nawabs. Ghulam Rasul Khan Bahadur (died on 12 July 1840) was the last Nawab of Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.

Which caste is Reddy?

Reddy (also transliterated as Raddi, Reddi, Reddiar, Reddappa, Reddy) is a caste that originated in India, predominantly settled in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. They are classified as a forward caste.
Classification Forward caste
Religions Hinduism
Languages Telugu
Country India
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Who is Konda Surekha husband?

Konda Surekha is married to Konda Murali, an ex-MLC and a Congress leader from Warangal district.

Who is Kurnool Konda Reddy?

Konda Reddy (1597-1643), the last ruler of Alampur defeated Kurnool Nawab who was a subordinate and an associate of the Golkonda Kings several times. After a prolonged battle Konda Reddy was captured and imprisoned in the fortress.

What is special about Kurnool caves?

The cave complex is among the largest and most extensive in the world and is known for its stalactite and stalagmite formations, intricate passageways, chambers, fresh water galleries, wells, waterfalls and siphons. The dam is picturesque and is the ideal place for a family picnic.

Why is Kurnool famous?

The town of Kurnool is famous for its mighty caves, temples, and for being a historical hub of India. Although Belum caves will always be very special to my heart, there are some other excellent historical places to visit in this town.


The fort is named after Konda Reddy, the last ruler of Alampur who was imprisoned in the fort by the Kurnool Nawab in the 17th century. Locals and legend state that Konda Reddy was under attack, and used the tunnels that the fort housed to escape.


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