- State: Karnataka
- Location: Krishna Rajendra Road, New Tharagupet, Chamarajpet
- Distance: 35 km from Bangalore
- Journey time: 47 min by road
- Route: via Bangalore - Hyderabad National Highway 7
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Located at a distance of 35 km from Bangalore, Devanahalli Fort is famous as the birth-place of Tipu Sultan, who is often referred as the Tiger of Mysore. "Devanahalli Fort in Bangalore" attracts tourists with its excellent architecture and great historical association.
Built in the year of 1501 by Mallabairegowda of Avati clan, this fort was later captured by Dalawai, Nanjarajaiah in 1747 and was again attacked and taken over by Marathas and then by Hyder Ali which eventually came to his son Tipu Sultan. However, the current structure of fort, which has been made with stone, was built by Hyder Ali.
Famous as the birthplace of Tiger of Mysore Tipu Sultan, the "Devanahalli fort" is located 35 km north of Bangalore. The fort has great historical and archeological importance. There are 12 semi-circular bastions at the fort. The entrances of the fort have been decorated with plaster work which adds on to its overall beauty. The entrances are comparatively small and are just big enough for a horse to pass through. Although the stone pond has dried up, Khas Bagh, surrounding the enclosure is still a sight to watch. It has a few plantations of banana, tamarind and mango plantations.
Inside Devanahalli Fort in Bangalore, you will also find temple such as Venugopalaswamy temple, Siddalingeshwara temple, Chandramouleshwara Temple and Nanjundeshwara temple which are visited by many visitors. Although in ruins, this fort still showcases a marvelous architecture and grand built. It is easily accessible via the National Highway 7. The transportation of Bangalore is also easily available.