A small city in Karnataka, Raichur has gained historical importance due to the stone scriptures found in the Raichur Fort. Various empires annexed Raichur leaving behind their mark in the form of scriptures and inscriptions. With the Mauryas, Bahmanis, Chalukyas, Vijayanagara and Mughal empires all having annexed Raichur, the inscriptions make an interesting mix of Kannada and Persian languages. Built in 1294, the Raichur Fort unfortunately now lies in ruins.
The Nilgiris provide a beautiful backdrop along with the two rivers that bring an aesthetic beauty to this historic city. The Aam Talab, with its crystal clear blue waters further adds to this lovely landscape. Famous today for its rice and cotton cultivation and production, Raichur is a perfect weekend getaway. An added attraction is Anegundi, a small place just over a hundred kilometers from Raichur, which is famous for its temples dating back to the Vijayanagara era. For those interested in history, Raichur has much to offer.