November 22, 2019

Hike to Kavaledurga Fort

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Kavaledurga Fort: Kavaledurga Fort Kannada ಕವಲೇದುರ್ಗದ ಕೋಟೆ is a 9th-century fort, located at the distance of 18 km from Thirthahalli, Shimoga.The fort was built in the 9th century and then it was renovated in the 14th century by Cheluvarangappa. Kavaledurga also called Bhuvanagiri was a stronghold of the Nayakas of Keladi who were the feudatories under the Vijayaanagara rulers and later became independent after the fall of the Vijayanagara kingdom. Venkatappa Nayaka (A.D. 1582-1629) fortified the place here. Built a palace and made it an Agrahara with a Mahattina Matha.

For more information, visit the link : Kavaledurga Fort

Hike date during the event: 6th September 2015

Team size: 6 AdvenTurers

Hike distance: Around 6 Kms (Up and Down).

  • Ascending: Fort base to top – 3 Kms.
  • Descending:Top to fort base – 3 Kms.

Difficulty level: Easy to moderate

Best time to hike: Anytime of the year

Nearest town is Thirthahalli

Hiking experience:

After reaching the base around 12:15 AM, BAT started their maiden hike to Kavaledurga Fort with lot of expectations. Initial phase of the hike was walk on private farm land. People will definitely wonder there is fort cos of initially phase. Once you cross farm land you will get first sight of Kavaledurga fort entrance. It was one of best forts i have seen in Karnataka state after Madhugiri Fort because of its architecture. Kudos to people who built it! It took us 3 hours to hike and explore the fort. Please find photo journey of our experience below:

Photo Journey: Hiking experience of Kavaledurga Fort

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BangaloreAdvenTurers(BAT) gearing up for Kavaledurga Fort hike
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Initial phase of the hike is walk on private farm land
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Finally ascent started at Kavaledurga Fort
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Classic hike in offering at Kavaledurga Fort
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First glimpse of the Fort
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Dhruva busy in knowing the history of Fort
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Ruined Fort with Greenery – Pic#1
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Ruined Fort with Greenery – Pic#2
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Amazing architecture of Kavaledurga Fort
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BangaloreAdvenTurers(BAT) busy in hiking the Fort
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Ruined Fort with Greenery – Pic#3
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Dhruva enjoying the hike to the core!
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Dhruva & Jagadeesh posing for my camera at Kavaledurga Fort
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Ruined Fort with Greenery – Pic#4
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Place is paradise for Photography!!!
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Satisfied faces at Kavaledurga Fort
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Historical Kavaledurga Fort in my Nikon D3100 – Pic#1
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Historical Kavaledurga Fort in my Nikon D3100 – Pic#2
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My photography skills came to use at Kavaledurga Fort!
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Historical Kavaledurga Fort in my Nikon D3100 – Pic#3
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Classy pics!!!
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Dinesh & Moulik enjoying the Kavaledurga Fort exploration…
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BangaloreAdvenTurers(BAT) at Kavaledurga Fort
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Ruined Fort with Greenery – Pic#5
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Wow!!! Amazing view at Kavaledurga Fort
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Historical Kavaledurga Fort in my Nikon D3100 – Pic#4
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Enchanting Sharavathi valley!
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Classic Landscape from Kavaledurga Fort
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BangaloreAdvenTurers (BAT)
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BAT enjoying the Kavaledurga Fort exploration
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Ruined Fort with Greenery – Pic#6
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Ruined Fort with Greenery – Pic#7
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Easy descending at Kavaledurga Fort
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Dhruva getting down at Kavaledurga Fort
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Ruined Fort with Greenery – Pic#8
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Hike end point is nearing. We are just to finish…:)

Finally around 3:15 PM, all of us finished hike and moved towards our next destination.

Strongly recommended!!!

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