From Coorg to Mysuru and Ooty to Hampi, the tourist destinations of Karnataka have gained fame enough to attract thousands of tourists through the year. However, these destinations aren't all that this southern state has to offer. Amid amber hills, profound valleys and elongated rivers, Chitradurga is an arch to the yesteryear, standing tall to state the chronicles of celebrated ancient tales and events. Located on the valley of Vedavathi River in Karnataka, Chitradurga gets its name after an umbrella-shaped hill found in the area. Popular for its signature rocky boulders, temples and beauty worth capturing, it is often referred to as "Kallina Kote" or Stone Fortress. A road-trip away from the state capital, Chitradurga is a place to crawl into the live archives and spend a day or two living the stories of the past.