Raichur is capital town of the district of Raichur in Karnataka. The town has a very rich historical past. The town of Raichur lies along the banks of River Tungabhadra and is one of the famous towns of the state of Karnataka.
Positioned in the north-western part of Karnataka, Raichur is 409 Kms away from Bangalore.
History of Raichur
Raichur, being part of various empires, such as the Mauryas, Chalukyas, Bahmanis, Vijayanagara and the Mughals, bears the legacy of a rich history over the centuries.
Raichur is famous for this impressive fort, built in 1294 AD. The stone inscriptions found here are in Persian and Arabic language which belonged to the bastion of the fort. Several tanks and old temples lie among the ruins.
One of the most beautiful and biggest mosques, this awesome edifice has two entrances and six gigantic pillars. Near the Jami Masjid you can see a cemetery belonging to the Adil Shahi dynasty, and remains of an ancient palace and a fort.