1. Ashok Rao
2. Prem Chandra Gautam
3. H. S. Venkatramana
4. Abul Hasim
Date: 16th Janurary, 2010
Mode of Transport: Bajaj Platina 125 cc
Devanahalli Fort is located 35 kilometers north of Bangalore city, at Devanahalli in the State of Karnataka, India. It was originally built in 1501 by Mallabairegowda and later on passed on to Nanjarajaiah, Hyder Ali, Tipu Sultan. The birth place of Tipu Sultan is also located near the fort.
The fort is spread over an area of 20 acres. The roughly oval east oriented fortification veneered with dressed masonry has as many as 12 semi-circular bastions at regular intervals. A spacious battlement is provided towards the inner side of the fortification. The fort has entrances decorated with cut plasterwork at the east and west. The entrance is quite small. The bastions are provided with gun points built with lime and brick. The best part of the fort was that it consisted of 3 layers making in invincible for it to break, and hence I assume that the fort walls are still intact.
The Jain Temple is around 3 kms from the fort. You can take the left road from the Devanahalli bus stand. While traveling, you will find the temple on your right.
Further towards Chikbalapur, some where around 5 kms from the Jain Temple is the Sai temple towards your right. You will find the meditation centre also there.