Devanahalli Fort in Bangalore

Devanahalli Fort Overview

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Originally built in 1501 the Devanahalli Fort has been under several rulers and has significant historical and archeological relevance. Starting out with Mallabaire Gowda, the then Dalwai of Mysore, who built the fort, it was attacked by Nanjarajaiah in 1749, before it passed into the hands of Hyder Ali and finally Tipu Sultan. In 1791, during the Anglo-Mysore War, the fort went under the British after Lord Cornwallis attacked the fort.

The fort is built of stone and is spread across an area of 20 acres of land. The structure has small entrances decorated with cut plasterwork at the east and west.

You can also see the house in which Tipu and Hyder Ali lived. The birthplace of Tipu Sultan, is marked by a small plaque near the fort. While visiting the fort, you can also see the temples in the fort including Venugopalaswamy temple, Siddalingeshwara temple and Chandramouleshwara.

The fort is located about 35 kilometers north of Bangalore city, at Devanahalli. It is on the side of National Highway 7, near the Bengaluru International Airport.

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Devanahalli Fort Devanahalli, Bangalore, Karnataka, 562110