Areca-nut is the major produces of the farming community of Chitradurga. Also referred as the betel nut sometimes, one can see tall areca nut trees arraying the fields in Chitradurga. While you take a stroll down this fortress town, you can get talking with a local to witness the whole process of areca nuts.
Cuisine on offer
Without any surprises, Chitradurga offers all the delicacies that define South Indian cuisine. However, while you are travelling the place, you must start your day with delicious crispy dosas at Laksmi Bhavan Tiffin Room which is one of the oldest spots in Chitradurga and has stood out to be an all time favourite since years.
When to go
October to March are to March are the preferred months to visit Chitradurga
By air: The nearest airport to Chitradurga is the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru which is at a distance of 222 km.
By train: Board a train for Chitradurga Railway Station
By road: Chitradurga is well connected with the major cities through road. It is at a good drive distance of about 200 km from Bengaluru. Regular buses are also available. It is also accessible from the towns of Hubli, Bellary, and Sira.
Local buses and autos are available in Chitradurga to travel from one destination to another that should cost you about ₹50 - ₹150 depending on the kilometres you are travelling.
To stay in Chitradurga you can choose from a variety of hotels available. However, there are more of lodges. Hotel Royal Inn and KSTDC Hotel Maurya Durga are among the good options to stay.