Kondaveedu fort is one of the ancient and strongest fortress built around 14th century. There is not much left of this fort today, though it was a capital for a strong 100 years, the stunning locations, structures and the planning that went into the construction of a 30-km long mammoth wall are worth cherishing the hard trek you put up to reach this place.
You can trek up to the cantonment atop the hill located 1725 feet above the mean sea level. Navigating through lush green fields of chilli and cotton crops, you reach Kothapalem (earlier known as Puttakota) at the foot hill of Kondaveedu. You can also see a huge bund constructed in between two hills which used to protect the king, the queen and the key functionaries.
A massive three-storied entrance gate built with carved granite blocks ushers the visitor into a different world.
A bunker type of a structure can be seen but it cannot be traced even from a distance of 50 meters unless you go really close to it.
A house made of rock pillars and large slabs of rock with inscriptions (more than 110 meters long) are worth seeing.
You can also see a number of Shaivite and Vaisnavite temples, Good sized Nandis with intricate carvings and big statue of Lord Hanuman, Nethi Kottu (ghee house), a structure believed to have served as a chemical mixing unit for the guns.
You can also see the huge dilapidated stables and shelters though in ruins.
Mutyalama Cheruvu, Puttalamma Cheruvu and Vedulla Cheruvu are considered to be the main source of water for the people living in this place.