Devanahalli Fort

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Devanahalli Fort

Located around 35 kms (22 mi) north of the city of Bangalore, the Devanahalli Fort is important not only for historians but also scholars. This is due to the fact that Tipu Sultan, considered as the ‘Tiger of Mysore’ was born here.

This fort is an important connection to history and to add to this, it also has beautiful architecture. This fort was built by Mallabairegowda in 1501. In the year 1747, this was captured by Dalawai. Once again, this fort was attacked by the Marathas.

Finally, Hyder Ali took this over and later passed it on to his son, Tipu Sultan. Though the entrance to this fort is small the decorations are worth a visit.

A visit to this fort works apt for those looking to delve into history, explore temples or even just have a picnic. A drive from the town takes around an hour.