Chitradurga was called by many names and was termed Chitaldrug during the British reign. Afterwards, the name was changed to Chitradurga. The place is an ultimate feast for your eyes and soul too. It is situated in the valley of the River Vedavati and showcases picturesque landscape. The place was named after a lifted hill […]
Located in the State of Karnataka in India, Chitradurga lies by the side of the river Vedavati. This place is also the headquarters of the district of Chitradurga and lies at a distance of 200 kilometers from Bengaluru and was named after an umbrella-shaped hill found here. This place was known by several names like Chitrakaladurg, Chitradurg and the British named it as Chittaldrug. Covered in hills, valleys and rivers this is a picture perfect place and the beauty of nature attracts tourist from all over the globe. This town is also known for its stone fortresses.
Inside the fort, Chitradurga Image courtesy Pavithrah
The Chitradurga Fort built during the 17th and 18th century have gone through the hands of several rulers and undergone the transformation. But the fort was expanded during the rule of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. Within the fort are temples, masjid, storage for oil and grain and a citadel. Being a place of Historical importance this fort is quite popular among tourists.
The Hidimbeshwar temple situated within the fort is the oldest among the 20 temples and a 'must see' place. The temple is carved out of a rock and has the influence of the Dravidian culture. The Vani Vilas Sagar dam located at a distance of 32 kilometers from Chitradurga is also worth seeing. The best time to visit this place is from October to March. Learn more about Chitradurga here.
Bheemasamudra Dam is constructed across the river Jinigi Halla that flows down the Krishna basin in the southern state of Karnataka in India. The dam derives its name from the name of the village where it is located, Bheemasamudra village. The small but beautiful village is located in the Chitradurga Taluk of Karnataka. Bheemasamudra Dam […]
District: Chitradurga Town: Chitradurga Temple: Temples in the Fort Chitradurga is a fort town located in the Chitradurga district of Karnataka. Temples in the Fort – Overview and Architecture Chitradurga means picturesque fort. This fort was built in stages from the 10th to the 18th centuries by various dynasties of Karnataka – the Rashtrakutas, the […]
Chitradurga will be the next Science city A new township on 8,000 Acres is being formed by IISc, Isro, DRDO, BARC. Chitradurga could be the science hot spot of the country as the major 4 institutions of India are setting their foot here in Challakere. Challakere is 200 Kms from Bangalore where a integrated township […]