Chitradurga is the district capital of Chitradurga district of Karnataka. The town is famous for a massive fort built in various stages from the 10th to the 18th century. The fort has seven concentric walls and encloses seven hills. The fort structure has a series of interconnecting tanks which forms a rain water harvesting system. Inside the fort there are about 19 Hindu temples and a Muslim Masjid. The Hidimbeshwara temple is the largest among the temples. Other structures in the fort include warehouses , storehouses and granaries. Most of the structures of the fort are well preserved even today. The fort complex is also called as Kallina kote ( Fort of Stone) and Ukkina Kote ( Fort of Steel). Several stretches of the fort wall was built without using any cementing material. The fort complex spans an area of 1500acres in total.
The best time to visit Chitradurga is during the post monsoon months of September to January.
Being a famous tourist destination Chitradurga town has stay and dine options suiting almost all budgets.
Route 1: Bangalore - Tumkur - Sira - Hiriyur - Chitradurga.