Fort is renowned for its Kallina Kote
/ Ukinna kote
/ Yelu Suttina kote
which were built in parts by the Palegar
Veer Madakari Nayaka
. It comprises a series of seven enclosure walls in Kannada
. Eighteen ancient temples can be found inside the fort. The Fort of Chitradurga
with seven circumambulations
surrounds the seven hills of Chinmuladri
range. Actually the construction of this fort started during 10th
Century AD and completed in 18th
Century AD during the rule of Palegars
. According to an estimate the total length of the fort is about 8 Kms
. This fort as 19 gateways, 28 postern gates, 35 secret entrances, 4 invisible entrances, 50 warehouses, apart from other monuments.
Ali, the ruler of Mysore wanted to besiege the fort of Chitradurga
. But many trails went vain and he was unable to occupy this fort. A chance sighting of a woman entering the Chitradurga
fort through an opening in the rocks led to a clever plan by Hyder
Ali to send his soldiers through the hole. Click here
to read more.
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