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Devanahalli Fort, Devanahalli

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Devanahalli Fort is located 35km north of Bangalore city, at Devanahalli in the State of Karnataka, India.It was originally built in 1501 by Mallabairegowda, which remained in the hands of his descendants until the mid–eighteenth century. In 1749, the then Dalwai of Mysore, Nanjarajaiah, attacked the fort and occupied it. Later, the fort passed into the hands of Hyder Ali and subsequently Tipu Sultan. In 1791, Lord Cornwallis laid siege to the fort and took possession during the Anglo-Mysore War.The birthplace of Tipu Sultan, also known as Tiger of Mysore, is located near to the fort. The fort is situated on the side of National Highway 7, near the Bengaluru International Airport.An Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) board outside the fort and at Tipu Sultan's birthplace declares them to be protected monuments.HistoryThe history of Devanahalli dates back to 15th century, when a family of fleeing refugees from Conjeevaram, camped near the foot of Ramaswami betta, east of Nandi Hills. Their leader Rana Baire Gowda was apparently directed in a dream to set up a settlement in this region. He and his Morasu Wokkalu family settled in a small village, Ahuti, which was later known as Avati. His son Malla Baire Gowda founded Devanahalli, Chikka-ballapura and Dodda-ballapura.Kempegowda, the founder of Bangalore city is also from Morasu Wokkalu family.
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  • This fort is the birthplace of Tipu Sultan. Lies beyond the Bangalore airport on the highway, on the way to Lepakshi. No maintenance. An entire town has mushroomed around this fort. Visit this just fo...  more »
  • This place is made for fun please do visit this place at least once I have heard Bangalore is so beautiful and this place made me feel so awesome place to visit for everyone don't miss out wonderful o...  more »
  • A few kilometres from the Bangalore International Airport and en-route the tourist haunt of Nandi Hills is the Devanhalli Fort (or Kote as it is locally called). The outer walls of the fort on the sid...  more »