The Vizianagaram fort also has a victory tower outside the complex known as Ghanta Stambham. The gates of the fort are in opposite directions and used to serve different purpose back then. The east gate was used for announcement of royal orders and arrival of royal guests. It was known as Nagar Khana. The west gate was the rear entrance to the fort and was mainly used for carrying out the dead bodies for cremation and provided access to the royal tombs. The Vizianagaram fort had a moat in the past providing access to the west gate but it has since then been turned into a park now. Both gates have Rajasthani architectural style.