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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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  • It is fort which is located on the outskirts of Bengaluru on the highyway to Anantpur. The fort is in ruins and only the section of the fort wall, ramparts and the Gate facing the highway are intact. ...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Big area, lovely fort, but sadly very badly maintained. Not worth visiting, except for serious photograph buffs. It's in total shambles and in ruins, neglected to the max. I wonder if the Goverment is deliberately neglecting it because it's one of Tipu Sultan's fort, once one of the most brutal rulers in this part of the world. The seat of administration is hardly 50 km from this place, and if they cannot maintain this nearby historical place of relevance and great tourist potential, how can they be expected to develop other mediocre tourist places located hundreds of kilometres away from the capital, Bangalore?
  • There is nothing much too see inside. Just the perimeter wall in the front side, is maintained and lot of houses and people lives inside. Right beside the highway, not more than half an hour to be spend here. Usually people visits after visiting Nandi hills on the way back to Bangalore.
  • Nice place for history lovers.. not much maintained but it's good.. :)
  • Nice fort and small one two....Front side is nice and intact...When you enter inside you find city with modern houses and lot of temples....A good tourist spot to visit.
  • The structure of the fort is quite well maintained, though not much efforts has been made to maintain the surroundings. There's nothing great to see as such except for the walking area at the top of the fort.