(Last Updated on : 20/04/2013)
Kittur Chennamma Fort of Karnataka
is the main attraction of Kittur that is located in Belgaum District
in Karnataka. The Kittur Chennamma Fort of Karnataka narrates the great freedom struggle headed by Queen Chennamma of Kittur to save her kingdom from the British tyranny. Rani Chennamma was the first legendary queen who fought against British army from her small kingdom of Kittur for their intervention in tax collection.
The Kittur Chennamma Fort is made of black basalt rock. However at present it is in ruins. There is a low wall on both sides of the Kittur Chennamma Fort with tiny embankments. In the interior of the Kittur Chennamma Fort there is an ancient telescope through which Rani Chennamma used to watch the Dhruva
Nakshatra in the morning.
The fort was intact till the year 1982. It also had a beautiful porch which measured 100 feet by 30 feet. The main porch of the Fort was supported by teak pillars.
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