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Raichur is a city of 232,000 people (2011) in Northern Karnataka.



The summers get really hot in this region with temperatures going beyond 40 °C. It receives rainfall during the months between May to August. Overall, the region is warm and humid during most part of the year.

Get in[edit]

Raichur is well connected by road and railways. It is around 450 km from Bangalore, state capital, and 200 km from Hyderabad.

Get around[edit]


One of the important place to look around in Raichur is the thermal power plant in Shaktinagar which is around 20 km from Raichur.

  • Raichur Fort: a hill fort surrounded on three sides by a double row of low circuit walls. It was built without the any cementing material. The inner wall has two gateways: the Sailani Darwaza on the west and the Sikandari Darwaza on the east. The outer fortifications contain five gateways: Mecca Darwaza on the west, the Naumngi Darwaza on the north, the Kati Darwaza on the east, the Khanrlak Darwaza on the south and the Doddi Darwaza on the south-west. Inside the fort, there are old buildings and mosques of considerable archaeological interest, several of them containing inscriptions commemorating their erection during the later Bahmani and the Adil Shahi periods.
  • Malliabad: a town 5 km from Raichur city, known for its historically important fort, Vishnu temple, two life size elephants carved in white granite and other monuments






  • Hotel Ashoka near Bus stand
  • SLV hotel, station road


BSNL provides mobile connectivity.

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