Devanahalli Fort, Devanhalli

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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  • LOCATION: Its a little beyond Bangalore International Airport after toll booth on Main Hyderabad highway. Sufficient and noticeable signage to miss it. Google map would also take to the dot. FORT: Its...  more »
  • Devanahalli is located 35Km from Bangalore city, Devanahalli fort is among the 4 forts of Bangalore. A trace of the original Gowda built fort still exists with two large square towers within the fort ...  more »
  • This place is located on the Airport Road, just 0.5 km from the main road. There is nothing much do explore, and just a few Fort Walls. Takes hardly 10-15 mins to look around. Can be visited once, if ...  more »
  • A historical place, which isn't maintained well by the authorities. The fort is beautiful by itself and has amazing war techniques of the past. Inside of fort is occupied by houses and many temples. Human feces found at many places, ruining the experience. However, the beauty and meticulous build are a treat for travelers.
  • You can view the distant surroundings from the fort. Peaceful place. The phrase 'Pin drop silence' suits it the best. The fort has a unique feature! You can explore it once you enter the semicircled space. :)
  • Build by kempegowda ancestors. Later Tippus birth place. 9 temples inside fort.
  • Well maintained and visit Santana Gopalkrishna temple...
  • Ancient fort with a temple of Venugopalswamy inside. Temple is well maintained

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