The citadel of the fort is constructed
on the westernmost circle of hillocks. It is a huge precipitous mass
bare rock and towers over the adjacent ones.
The fort is approached by a paved path leading
first to an outlying spur strongly fortified and known in former days
Gooty'. After passing through the fortifications, the pathway winds
upward round steep sides of huge rock and reaches the summit where
or 'qila' is situated.
The fort is built in shape of a shell and
having 15 forts with 15 main doors ('Mukhadwaralu'). The fortifications
include a series
of walls connected by 14 gateways flanked by bastions. None of
buildings in the fort is of any architectural importance. There are
apparently a gymnasium and a powder magazine, and a small pavilion
of polished lime stone called Morari Rao's seat, on the edge of the
cliff. This commands
excellent view of the town below and is said to have been a favourite
resort of Morari Rao. There are also number of wells in the clefts
One of them is believed to have been connected with a stream at the foot
of the hill.