Kittur Fort

Kittur Fort

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Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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Kittur is a fort located in the Karnataka state of India, it is the former capital of a minor principality as well as a major archaeological site. It was held by the Desai marathas of Kittur, as well as Rani Chennamma, a lingayat woman warrior of Karnataka who revolted against the British in 1824. Kittur reached its zenith during the Mallasarja Desai. The place has a Nathapanthi matha in police line area, and temples of Maruti [in fort], Kalmeshwara, Dyamavva and Basavanna, the last named a later Chalukyan monument now completely renovated. Kittur presently lies in ruins with the Nathapanthi matha site off limits, and the areas Maruti, Kalmeshwara, Dyamavva, Basavanna and the Chalukyan monument, being completely renovated. The archaeological museum at the location is managed by the state department of archaeology and museums. It has a rich collection of antiquities found in and around Kittur, which include a few of the weapons, swords, mail-coat, shield, engraved wooden doors and windows of the Kittur palace, inscriptions, herostones, Surya, Vishnu both from Kadrolli, Vishnu and Surya from Devarashigehalli, Subrahmanya from Manoli, Durga from hirebagewadi and many more antiquities, as well as some modern paintings.


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Belgaum Tourism Guide

Belgaum also known as Belagavi or Kundanagari is Northern district of Karnataka with rich heritage and culture. District headquarter Belagavi is second capital of Karnataka and is one of the fastest growing city in the state. It is known for its pleasant year-round climate.

Belagavi district lies on the borders of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa states. Belagavi is also comes under malnad region as most area of the district is part of western ghats and .it receives almost continuous monsoon rains from June through September. Being a border district and also being part of western ghats, Belagavi offers much for tourists.

Belgaum is known for kunda, a sweet made from milk, hence city is also known as Kundanagari. Belgaum is also known for famous Gokak Karardantu.
Belagavi district played an important role in independence. Kitturani chennamma know as one of the earliest indian and First indian queen to have fought for independence.

Following are few of the must visit places in Belagavi district. Gokak Falls, Kittur Fort, Jamboti Hills and Falls, Sural Falls, Hidkal Dam, Rakaskop reservoir, Sogal Falls.
Belagavi has one of the oldest airport in the state and also has good railway and road(NH4) connectivity. Belagavi is located approximately at 507km from Bengaluru, 341km from Pune, 113km from Goa, 96km from Hubli.


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