Gadwal is Located on National Highway No. 7 in between Hyderabad and Kurnool and is only 16 Kms away from Erravelli Junction. Mahaboobnagar district also called as territorial district, because there are so many territorial rulers than any other districts in Andhra Pradesh. Among all these Gadwal is very famous. It is also referred as “Vidvadgadwala”.
The Gadwal rulers Peda Soma Bhupaludu (Somanadri) has built this fort during 17th Century. The Fort was constructed with huge walls and moats around the fort have made the Gadwala Fort very strong and impregnable. Even after completion of 300 years, the strength of the Fort is not lost. Their main deity SriChennakesavaSwamyTemple, Sri Venugopala Swamy temple, Sri Ramalayam and Water Body (Koneru) are located inside the Fort. Sri Pedda Soma Bhupala has defeated the Nawab of kurnool and brought 32 feet long Cannon which was the biggest in the country is still in the fort. Gadwala is also famous for silk Sarees. The weavers can weave a Silk Saree which can be kept in a match Box.