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Kittur Fort And Palace

Belgaum

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Kittur Fort And Palace Overview

Ranked 14 of 21 sightseeing in Belgaum
Kittur Fort and Palace is located in Honnidibba. The fort and palace provides the perfect excuse for history enthusiasts as well as the archaeologists to explore the place. Rani Chennamma, a woman warrior who revolted against the British, was one of the illustrious owners of Kittur Fort and Palace.
Now almost in ruins, the site is under the care of the Karnataka state department of archaeology. The major attractions here are the Nathapanthi matha, temples of Maruti (inside the fort), Kalmeshwara, Dyamavva and Basavanna. Another monument from the Chalukyan times is now completely renovated.
Another draw at the Kittur Fort and Palace is the archaeological museum located here. A treasure trove of antiques like weapons, swords, mail-coat, shield, engraved wooden doors and windows of the Kittur palace, inscriptions, hero stones, idols of Surya, Vishnu (from Kadrolli), Vishnu and Surya (from Devarashigehalli), Subrahmanya (from Manoli), Durga (from Hirebagewadi) are some of the important exhibits on display here.
The fort is open to all and can be visited at any time of the year. Reaching Kittur Fort and Palace is easy as the site is well connected to the nearby cities of Belgaum and Dharwad by means of local transport.

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