(Last Updated on : 10/08/2019)
Nagara Fort is located in Nagara village of Shimoga District
. This fort, also called Shivappa Naiks fort, is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India
. The fort was built in 16th century and was the last capital city
of the Keladi rulers. In 1763, Hyder Ali
, Sarvadhikari of Mysore
captured the fort and named it Hydernagar or Hydernagara after his name Hyder. The fort is built on a small hill, beside a lake with the system of circulating water around it for safety. Within the fort, there are Darbar Hall, remains of palace, two tanks named Akka Thangi Kola and cannon. Apart from the nagara Fort, Devaganga tank, Neelakenteshwara Temple and Gudde Venkataramana Swamy Temple are also worth visiting, which are located near the fort.
Visiting Information to Nagara Fort
The best time to visit the fort is from September to February. Hosanagara is the nearest town to Nagara village (17 km). Shivamogga Town Railway Station
(82 km) Mangalore Airport
(147 km) are the nearest to reach this fort. National Highway
13 connects the Shimoga District to other places of Karnataka.
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