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It is a popular old city, well known for its forts and buildings. The name is coined from the umbrella shaped lofty hills found in this region. Stone forts are the center of attraction which was built by different dynasty at different period of time. It is the region ruled by several Dynasty and has its own imprints in history. Molakalmuru, Vani vilas Sagar,  Chandravalli archeological site, Chitradurga Kote and Taralabalu Mata Sirigere are the interesting places to visit in Chitradurga.

Places to visit

Chitradurga Fort

It is rocky fort located at 1 km distance from main city. This is one of the strongest forts which was fortified with seven layers of walls. Small villages, Banashankari temple and caves are nearby attractions in this fort.

Kalline Kote

It is the huge colossal palace made of stones. 38 entrances including 4 hidden ways, 19 main entrances, granaries, mosque, oil pits, water tanks and many more astounding features are made this fort as favorite tourist spot.

Adumalleshwara Temple

It is located 5 km from Chitradurga. The perinneal stream runs through Nandi’s mouth is the center of attraction. It has small zoo which houses Cheetah, tiger and several other animals. A small pond in temple premises is rich in variety of fishes.


It is an archeological site located at a distance of 2 km from main city. One can find rare collection of antiques, coins, stone images, inscriptions and ruins here.

Other Places

Nayakanahatti temple, Ankali mutt, Bruhanmutt, Dasaratha Rameshwara, Holalkare, Jogimatte and Asoka Siddhapura are other known places to visit in Chitradurga.

How to reach Chitradurga

By Air

Bangalore airport is the nearest international airport.

By Train

Chitradurga has its own railhead and well served by trains from Bangalore.

By Road

Several state and private buses are connecting Chitradurga to state capital Bangalore.


In summer 22-40°C and in winter 12-33°C. It is best visited between October to March.

21.5 °C
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Humidity: 83%
Wind : 3.72 mt/sec towards E

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27.1 °C |16.7 °C

Best Time To Visit : OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB
Near By major Cities
Bangalore  220 KM near     
Hyderabad  468 KM near     
Chennai  489 KM near     
Near By Air Ports
Bengaluru International Airport   202 KM near     
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Mysore Airport   241 KM near     
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Near By Districts
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Near By RailWay Station
Chitradurga Rail Way Station   2.2 KM near     
Haliyuru Rail Way Station   8.2 KM near     
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Davangere Rail Way Station   65 KM near     

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