The Gagan Mahal witnesses the
majesty and aristocracy of Royal times and it was built in 1575 AD. Gagan
Mahal has a basement in Hindu style
but a ground floor of intricate Islamic details with later additions. Continuing
the Vijayanagar traditions, the palace is similar to several structures
at Hampi, with Islamic style arches, vaults and plaster decoration combined
with temple like elements.
Another important sight is "Babayya Darga" which
is the symbol of communal harmony between Hindu and Muslims. It is traditionally
believed that there were 365 temples at the place, one perhaps meant for
worship each day of the year. Of these temples Lord Yoga 'Narasimhaswamy',
Vishwanatha' and Lord 'Yogarama' temples are important ones. Most of these
seem to have destroyed. The numerous ruins and fragments of carved stones,
which lie scattered both on the hill and the plain recall the past glory
of the place.
One can find a huge idol of Lord Hanuman,
which is about 11 feet
high, at the 'Yerramanchi' gate, the main entrance of the fort. The
most important mosque
is the 'Sher Khan Mosque', which has on the pavement of its courtyard
a Telugu inscription of 'Sadashiva', dated 1564. There is another mosque
in the fort
at the entrance to which is a large porch in Hindu style.