Madhugiri Fort lies in Madhugiri which is in the Tumkuru district of Karnataka. Madhugiri is a single hill and the second largest monolith in entire Asia. The Madhugiri Fort is famous for its architecture and was built by the Vijayanagar Dynasty. The fort is situated atop the 3930 feet high Madhugiri Hill and offers trekkersan adventurous trekking spot with plenty of views and fun.
Etymology of Madhugiri Fort
The name ‘Madhugiri’ is derived from honeybee colonies that were located in the Northern part of the fort.
History of Madhugiri Fort
Madhugiri Fort was built in the year 1678 by Raja Heera Gowda who belonged to the Ganga Dynasty. Once complete, Hyder Ali added arches, watch towers and circular granaries around the fort. Various rulers occupied the fort and ruled the region. It was also occupied by the British for a short period. Beside the fort, lies a temple of Gopala Krishna. It is at the top of the hill, but lies in a ruined condition today.
Visiting Information of Madhugiri Fort
The closest airport is at Bengaluru and the nearest railway station is at Tumkuru. There is a well-connected road that leads to Madhugiri from Bengaluru. A number of buses ply from Bengaluru to Madhugiri on daily basis.
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(Last Updated on : 13-08-2019)
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