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Gandhari Fort / Gandhari Khilla (Gandhari Kota) is a hill fort located near Bokkalagutta, in Mandamarri Mandal in Mancherial district, Telangana. The Fort was built by tribal kings who ruled over this region, by taking assistance from Kakatiya rulers, some 1,000 years ago. It carries the unique Kakatiya style too. The fort also houses the ancient temple of Maisamma. One can also find rock carvings of Kala Bhairava Swamy, Lord Siva, Lord Ganesh and Hanuman.

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Parking Difficulty : Mild
Walking Needed : For 1000 meters
Time Needed : 2-3 Hours
Open Timings : 6.00 AM to 7:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Cooler Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Umbrella
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress with pullovers
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Mancherial /Ravindrakhani Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Hyderabad Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH563
Nearest Landmark : Fort Road

According to archaeological work, the fort was constructed during 9th century and expanded till 16th century.

The fort area is also known for unique plant species which includes many medicinal herbs. The fort has not been fully excavated and is still partially covered by forest. There are also attempts to declare this place as Medicinal Plants Conservation center.

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