(Last Updated on : 06/11/2019)
Bankapur Fort, now in ruins, is located at Bankapura
. The fort houses the Ranganatha Nagareshwara temple, which has 66 pillars carved out of grey stone. There is also a beautiful mosque in the fort. The place has great historical significance for Jains
. Bankapura fort was ruled by different rulers like Kadamba of Banavasi, Gangas, Cholas
, Rashtrakutas, Hoysalas
, Chalukyas, Kings of Vijayanagar, Adilshahi of Bijapur, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan
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