Devanahalli Fort, Devanahalli
Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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.For Devanahalli Fort and beyond, use our Devanahalli vacation planner to get the most from your Devanahalli vacation.
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A very small fort. But what was impressive are the fort walls which are in good condition. And close by is the birth place of Tipu Sultan.
You would pass this one without even knowing that there is so much of history attached to this place. Like anyother tourist spot this one too is ignored. Visit the Tipu's birth place , there is a smal... read more »
This visit is worth only for the historic value attached to the place. The signboard off the NH 7 leads to the fort, but the information boards are in utter state of neglect. You can spend a maximum o... read more »
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