This place is famous for a fort which is one of the ancient hill forts of Andhra Pradesh believed to be constructed in 3 A.D. The Gooty fort is situated at a height of 300 meters above the sea level in Gooty. The fort, built in the Chalukyan times, stands on the western-most part of a hillock which is a huge steep mass of bare rocks. Major part of this fort was fortified and strengthened during the Vijayanagara era.
The fort is built in the shape of a shell and has 15 inner forts with 15 main doors in a an area of approximately 25 acres. Horse stables, elephant sheds, gymnasiums and palaces which adorned the fort in its hay days still exists. One has to appreciate the fortification of those times that includes a series of walls connected by 14 gateways bordered by strongholds. The gaps in the rock formed many wells that was a source of water in those days. One of them is believed to have been connected with a stream at the foot of the hill. A choultry built by Sir Thomas Munro can also be seen nearby.
Hanuman Temple: There is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman inside the fort premises. Jyothimma temple is also situated inside the fort premises. This temple dedicated to mother goddess probably shows that Jyothimma Goddess had been worshiped and patronised by the kings who ruled the place. There is also a Dargah (Mausoleum) inside the fort premises showing the secular conditions existing in those days.