Most of you would have read about how far the new Bangalore International Airport is and how boring the journey is. But have you noticed Fort of Devanahalli on the way to Airport? Its visible from the high way if you are watchful enough. I always wanted explore it but never did. But this time on my regular visit to Nandhi Hills I made sure to stop and visit the Fort.
The fort as such is not very big but looks beautiful and still is in good condition. The fort was built by Mallabairegowda in 1501 and then went into the hands of Mysore. Its more famous as the birth place of Tippu Sultan.
Side wall of the fort. Its still in good condition. You can walk on this wall to get a free trip around the fort. What you will notice inside the fort is an amazing small town.
The fort is a living fort. It has many houses and beautiful temples.
Board in front of the gate. Gives you history of the fort both in Kannada and English.
Inside the fort there are beautiful temples of Ranganatha and Chandramouleshwara. I could not visit them as I was in urgency. Probably next time. But you don’t miss the fort next time you visit airport.