Channarayana Durga, the historical fort in Madhugiri is an ideal place for trekkers and history buffs. Know about Channarayana Durga and its history.
Madhugiri, a popular tourist destination lies in the district of Tumkur in Karnataka. Asia’s second largest monolith, Madhugiri stands at a height of 3930 feet. A rock dome is the highlight of this place and fort stands on top of it. The climb is quite steep and there are three gateways to the fort. A ruined Gopalakrishna temple lies on top of the hill. Madhugiri fort has great historical importance and was originally constructed in the17th century by Raja Hira Gowda. The magnificence of this fort has been attracting tourists from far off places. Malleswara and Venkataramana are two temples situated in Madhugiri and a Jain temple is also seen within the fort. Malleswara and Venkataramana temples are quite famous for its Dravidian style architecture and lofty towers and are quite popular among tourists.
Madhugiri Fort. Image courtesy Sangrambiswas
Madhugiri also has a number of tourist attractions like Channarayana Durga, Siddara Betta, Timmalapura Forests and Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve. Channarayana Durga is a fort that has a number of sculptures and a temple that’s partially destroyed. Some of the sculptures have stood the test of time. Siddara Betta is famous for a natural spring that has medicinal value. Sree Harihareshwara Swamy temple built in A.D 979 is another historic temple in this town which attracts a number of tourists. The best time to visit Madhugiri would be between October and March. Read more about Madhugiri
Madhugiri Fort is a must-visit fort in Karnataka. Know more about Madhugiri Fort such as entry fee, how to reach and visit duration.
There are many places near Madhugiri that attracts tourists. Here is a compressive list of places near Madhugiri which includes temples and Madhugiri fort
Madhugiri, read on to find out more about the origin of the name, history of the places, weather conditions and places and resorts nearby.
Siddara Betta is one of the visited places near Madhugiri and is a rocky hill situated in Tumkur district. The place attracts lots of adventure tourists.