Devanahalli Fort, Devanhalli

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Devanahalli Fort is located 35 kilometers (22 mi) north of Bangalore city, at Devanahalli in the State of Karnataka, India. Chieftain Malla Byre Gowda of Avathi, a Vijayanagara empirevassal, built a mud fort in c. 1501 at Devanadoddi (now called Devanahalli). In the late 18th century, Hyder Ali re-constructed the fort in stone resulting in the current structure.

It was originally built in 1501 by Mallabairegowda, which remained in the hands of his descendants until the mid–eighteenth century. In 1749, the then Dalwai of Mysore, Nanjarajaiah, attacked the fort and occupied it.

Later, the fort passed into the hands of Hyder Ali and subsequently Tipu Sultan. In 1791, Lord Cornwallis laid siege to the fort and took possession during the Anglo-Mysore War.

The birthplace of Tipu Sultan, also known as Tiger of Mysore, is located near to the fort. The fort is situated on the side of National Highway 7, near the Bengaluru International Airport.

An Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) board outside the fort and at Tipu Sultan's birthplace declares them to be protected monuments.
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  • Far from busy and noisy City of Bangalore this place gives u feeling of authentic and traditional karnatka..  more »
  • Devanhalli is 40 kms from Bengaluru towards international airport road. After Airport toll, devanhalli can be reached. It is the birthplace of Tipu Sultan. Haider ali who hails from Kolar has...  more »
  • This place is not maintained properly this will not add fun for your trip... But if you want to see houses and shops inside the fort which is unique and you will not find it anywhere else... all walls are damaged and no proper boundaries...
  • The place was ossssssssm but people are not maintain those places properly... It is Amazing historical places... Please try to take care of it...

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