This fort is held in high esteem by scholars and historians on account of the fact that the Tiger of Mysore, Tipu Sultan, was born here. Owing to its breathtaking architecture and historical association of great magnitude, tourists flock here in large numbers. Located 35 kilometres north of Bangalore, the fort has rich history attached to it. The fort was originally built by Mallabairegowda in 1501. Later, it was captured by Dalawai in 1747, and then again attacked by Marathas. Finally, it was taken over by Hyder Ali, and eventually, it passed onto his son Tipu Sultan. The entrances to the fort, though small, are richly decorated with plaster work. The Khas.