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Gadwal Fort

Gadwal is  is situated between the rivers Tungabhadra and Krishna over an area of about 800 sq.miles.  Located on National Highway No. 44 in between Hyderabad and Kurnool and is only 16 Kms away from Erravelli Junction.  At a distance of 1 km from Gadwal Bus Station, 78 km from Mahabubnagar Bus Station and 188 km from Hyderabad, Gadwal Fort is situated in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana. Gadwal is one of the popular historical places to visit around Hyderabad. Gadwal Samsthanam was a vassal of the Nizam of Hyderabad. After the fall of the Warangal Kakatiya dynasty in the 14th century, Gadwal transferred its allegiance to the new Bahmani kingdom.  Gadwal existed long before the foundation of the Hyderabad State.  1553 - 1704 AD  : Peddanna Veera Reddy Peddanna Bhupaludu Sarga Reddy Veera Reddy  Kumara Veera Reddy or Pedda Reddy 1696 - 1712 AD :  Sri Pedda Soma Bhupala  or  Nalla Somanadri Raja Somashekar Ananda Reddy, fondly called Somanadri hails


Pillalamarri is located about four km from the city and 90 Km away from Hyderabad City. There is a tomb of a Muslim saint under the tree. The tree presents the appearance of a small hillock with green foliage from a distance but on reaching closer, it looks like a large green umbrella under which about thousand people can easily take shelter.It is 700 year old banyan tree and its branches extend over an area of 3 acres. In Telugu, "Pillalu" means children & "marri" means a banyan tree.  The banyan tree is so widely spread that one could not see the main trunk of the tree. The Pillalamarri gives an appearance of a small hillock with green foliage from a distance, but as we reach closer it is viewed as a large green umbrella and assumed to be as a shelter for more than about thousand people. There is also an aquarium, a small zoo and an archaeological museum here. There is a boating facility in the premises of Pillalamarri available only during the rainy season. P