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