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Devanahalli Fort

Bangalore

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Devanahalli Fort Overview

Ranked 67 of 489 sightseeing in Bangalore
Devanahalli Fort is located at a distance of 30 km from Bangalore. The fort was built in 1501 by Mallabairegowda and later came under the possession of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. In fact, the present fort made of stones, was built by Hyder Ali.
The fort has 12 semi-circular bastions at regular intervals. The entrances, decorated with plaster work, are quite small spacious enough for the horses to pass through.
The birthplace of Tipu Sultan is located near the Devanahalli Fort. A plaque has been erected in an enclosure to inform the visitors this fact. Also, the house in which Hyder Ali and Tipu had lived can also be seen here. Khas Bagh, the area surrounding the enclosure, has a dried up stone pond as well as some banana, tamarind and mango plantations.
A few temples like the Venugopalaswamy temple, Siddalingeshwara temple, Chandramouleshwara Temple and Nanjundeshwara temple are also present inside the fort.
As the fort is located in the outskirts of Bangalore city near the National Highway 7, it is easily accessible from the city by local modes of transport. As Bangalore enjoys good climate, you can visit the fort at any time of the year.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
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.onamigration .4.6/5

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Crumbling history

When you hear the word fort, you can imagine grand entrance, humongous structure and intricate designs, which would all be well maintained. I was in for a surprise when I saw the fort for real. The entrance looks grand and beautiful, however, once you near the fort, you can see that it is all but dilapidated This is a 15th century fort, built by some early settlers and finally taken over by the British ruler, s . Do make sure you visit the fort during the morning or evening, during the golden hours' time, since it would ensure you would get some amazing photographs. Anyways, I reached the fort at 8. 00am and the sun was already beating down hard. I entered the fort gate and was wondering where rest of the fort structure was. Had to literally ask a passer-by if I was in the correct fort and he answered in affirmation, that I was in the Devanahalli fort, however all that was available right now were the few crumbling walls of the fort, which was strewn with waste and plastics. Still reassuring myself that there would be more than meets the eye, I climbed the stairs of the fort, which was the right side of the gate. The walls were falling apart, people had scribbled names and initials on the walls. And no, scribbling initials will not make your love last forever. There was a small beaten path, which ran along the walls and I imagined what a grand structure would it be when it would have been newly built. Windows: When you are walking along the wall, do peep into the small window structure built in the walls. These windows are further divided into 3 other windows, which would give you a view of the world outside, without you getting notice by the outsiders. Perhaps, this was used for keeping an eye on outsiders near the fort or else preparing for a stealth attack. Tunnels: The wall from the outside look all filled, however there are secret tunnels which runs inside the wall for easy access for the army. I was way too scared to explore the tunnels. But if you are not fainthearted you can give it a try. There are several tunnels to explore. There are no structures inside the fort and only the walls remains . A good 1-2 hours is more than enough for the trip. There are no washroom facilities, nor drinking water and no fee too to visit the place. Since it is nearby to the National Highway, you can always avail of the food and water facilities available in the shops nearby . Also, be a responsible traveler and ensure that you leave nothing behind except for your shoe print s and good memories Rating:4/5. Clean up the place and its half work is done already.

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