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Chitradurga Fort, Chitradurga

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Explore the sprawling hilltop complex of Chitradurga Fort, built some time in the 17th to 18th century. Constructed upon and around monolithic rocks, the fort looks across the flatlands and covers some 607 hectares (1,500 acres). View numerous temples around the area, with 18 in the upper fort alone, and inspect intricate carvings in the rock faces. Bring plenty of water and snacks along with you while enjoying this huge site. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Chitradurga Fort by using our Chitradurga travel itinerary maker.
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  • This is a huge fort. Its well preserved and the story of this fort is very fascinating. This is MUST visit place. Its a huge fort. So there is lot of climbing and walking involved. Should carry caps, ...  more »
  • The fort has at least 5 dynasties linked to it. A guide is a must though this is a bit expensive. Every part of the fort has a story and purpose around it. Unfortunately, king's palace is fallen to gr...  more »
  • If you like to visit historical places this would be a good choice. There is lots to see and if you can, you can see the major spots in a days time. If you can spend a few days you can see much more. ...  more »
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  • It was a great experience visiting Fort, I was fascinated and attracted to the ancient culture, traditions, their architecture. One can well Imagine about the ancient life. Their are 25 places to visit, I which hardly 15 to 20 will be shown by guide as they bare one and half hour hardly, but its worth hiring as you will get to know the history and important facts about the Fort. But try to visit all the places. Its advised to reach early by 9 to 10, as there are many places on hill tops it will take time, kindly carry water bottles, and food, as there is no provision for food, but you can get water and snacks from the canteen inside the fort with 10% extra cost. Please check the below photos for the place details. Thank you, happy visiting.
  • One of the largest forts in India, especially in the southern part of India, Pretty well maintained and open to the public, the fort offers an unique glimpse into architecture of the yore. Guides are available here from Rs. 200 on wards and it is recommended to take a guide to understand the architecture and the ancient way of life in detail, like point out places where an ancient cannon ball struck the ramparts during a siege and hence the repair work has different colored stone than the original one. The rates for guides are very bargain-able. While this fort is very immaculately maintained, it has all but 1 food stall or clean restrooms. Only a single government operated stall is there which does seem to sell at inflated prices. Overall a good 2 to 3 hour visit. Mornings or early evenings are recommended since there is a lot of walking on not so even surfaces and as the day progresses, it gets hotter
  • It's a pretty huge place to explore. You need to walk a lot to see the places within the fort. Definitely worth visiting for adventure seekers, since there is also a peak point within the fort, where you would literally have to do rock climbing and stuff, to reach the highest point, and it's definitely worth exploring. There are two ways to reach the peak, both are an amazing experience. The pics that I have uploaded is the one we took after reaching that point
  • Built on an area of 1500 acres, this massive fort is certainly worth a watch. Do book a guide as they'll show you the important places quickly. There's also a refreshment center on top that sells water and other stuff
  • One of the oldest rock fort of the country with huge historical significance. It's well preserved. It's good for one day trek on the rocky hill.