Early morning road trip started at 4.30 from Bangalore and reached the destination at 8am. Had amazing breakfast in a small but great hotel and started our trek of the fort!
The early morning views were pleasant - quite foggy and on the foothills of the hill that hosted Chitradurga fort. We learnt that the Chitradurga fort is the second largest in India, after the Gingee fort in Tamilnadu. We had some hot idlies and vada at the restaurant in Yatri Nivas and started the walk in Chitradurga fort. We hired a guide for Rs.400 - who spoke in Tamil and walked us around for 90 minutes and left us at one point and leave us wander as much as we want.A big area of hill is fortified and converted into a fort with seven walls of security. The fort's name Chitradurga means 'picturesque fort'. The fort was attached by Hyder Ali for twice and defeated. His third attempt gave him victory, besides having taken help from insiders.
Make your way through history at Chitradurga Fort