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Chitradurga is a town in Karnataka in India.

Get in[edit]

You can get into Chitradurga by bus from Bangalore, a five hour journey from state capital. Also bus from Hospet (20 minutes from Hampi) run with great frequency every day.


Chitradurga derives its name from Chitrakaldurga. History dates Chitradurga District to the period of the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Located at the base of a chain of lofty peaks, Chitradurga is characterized by boulder-strewn landscape. The whole district lies in the valley of the Vedavati River, with the Tungabhadra river flowing in the Northwest.


Chitradurga has its name embedded in the Indian Epic, Mahabaratha. As per the epic, a man-eating giant named Hidimbasura lived in the Chitradurga hills. When Pandavas were on a exile, Bhima and the giant had a war and he killed Hidimbasura. The boulders there were used as part of the arsenal. The city rests on boulders which are the oldest rock formation in the country.

By Car[edit]

From Bangalore you can take NH 4 which is Bangalore - Pune Highway

Get around[edit]

Local transportation from the main bus station to the Fort is available. This will suffice for backpacker and a low budget traveller. It is always preferable to travel around in a car. There is safe and sufficient parking available at the entrance of the fort.

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Chitradurga is famous for its Fort. The Fort build on the north eastern base of a cluster of rocky hills commenced during 10th Century A.D. Under the rule of Palegars, the fort came under the rule of Hyder Ali in 19th century later inherited by Tipu Sultan.

Jogimatti 10 kms south of Chitradurga is this hill resort, situated at a height of 3803 ft. Himavatkedra, a waterfall that flows through the rocks, has created a natural cave, that has a Shiva Linga and idols of Veerabhadra and Basavanna.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Famous for Churmuri, Menasinkayi bajji(Chilli Bonda), Dosa from Lakshmi Tiffin Room

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

Hotel Ravi Mayur International, NH4 near by Rural Police station. Luxury rooms with AC and Non-AC rooms

Get out[edit]

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