Saturday, October 29, 2016

Kittur Fort

Base Town: Kittur
Where: 381 Kms from Pune 
How to reach: NH48 Kolhapur/Banglore Highway
Best time to visit: All the year round
Time visited: Nov 2016
Time to see around: 1 Hour
Stay:  Hubli
Food: Kamat, Dharwad (30 Kms towards Hubli)
Parking: Parking available inside premises

Tour Plan

Day 1: Pune-Kittur-Varur-Annigeri-Gadag 
Day 2: Gadag-Laxmeshwara-Gadag-Sudi-Gadag
Day 3: Gadag-Dambal-Lakkundi-Itagi-Bijapur
Day 4: Bijapur-Solapur


Day 1 - Pune to Gadag (524 Kms)
Pune-Kittur (381 Kms), Kittur-Varur (68 Kms), Varur-Annigeri-Gadag (72 Kms)

History as per Internet
Kittur fort was held by the Desai marathas of Kittur, as well as Rani Chennamma, who revolted against the British in 1824. Kittur reached its zenith during the Mallasarja Desai. There is a archaeological museum has rich collection of antiquities found in and around Kittur, which include weapons, engraved wooden doors and windows of the Kittur palace, inscriptions and many more antiquities.




We started from Pune early morning and reached Kittur by 11/11.30 AM. Kittur fort is around 10 mins from Highway inside the Kittur town. Huge entrance gate welcomes you. On the left is Archaeological museum. Unfortunately being Diwali it was closed.





A 5 min walk takes you the monuments of large palace. History of the palace is documented.



This is the side entrance and immediate left is the Durbar Hall. 







Durbar Hall


 Swimming pool



Pole Star Room


   
Palace Entrance

   
Fort Boundary Wall




Main watch tower inside the fort


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