Chitradurga conveys robustness. Its landscape is mostly composed of rocky hills and is littered with boulders. These boulders are a huge attraction as they seem like giants from a fantasy tale, towering at bizarre angles with curious shapes. Perhaps it was this rocky terrain that first drew numerous dynasties and warriors to Chitradurga. In this region’s sturdiness, they saw natural protection from their enemies and constructed magnificent and imposing fortresses on top of rocky hills. Pass through one of the ancient stone archways here and you will feel like entering the era of the heroic Nayaka dynasty. Deep valleys become lush in the monsoon season and reservoirs along the Vedavathi River invite many tourists. Legends connect this region to the events in the epic Mahabharat and rock temples with intricate architecture are a special delight.
The origins of Chitradurga can be traced back to ancient times. Once under the rule of Mauryan Empire, this region was then lead by many notable kingdoms, including the Hoysalas, Chalukyas and Rashtrakutas. But Chitradurga is said to have flourished most under the Paleyar or Nayaka dynasty. This heroic dynasty was responsible for creating many massive structures seen today.
The massive fort of Chitradurga, also popular as ‘Kallina Kote’, usually tops the list of attractions here. An awesome display of military architecture, Chitradurga Fort seems impregnable with its ring of walls, watchtowers, imposing doors and a carving of the seven-headed cobra on the main entrance. A number of secret entry points are hidden inside Chitradurga Fort. Apart from majestic stone archways, there are pits, granaries, a mosque and a palace inside.
Ankali Mutt can be an adventurous experience for travelers to Chitradurga. This rock-cut cave is a network of dark, subterranean chambers.
The artificial lake, situated amidst a deep valley near the Vani Vilas Sagar dam, is a picturesque destination, best visited during monsoon.
Visitors will find sufficient travel options like auto-rickshaws, buses and taxis to cover almost all major sites in Chitradurga.
On a daily basis there are approximately 273 flights that operate at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.IndiGo, SpiceJet and Air India are the most popular airline brands that fly frequently to this airport.
Besides flying you can also reach Chitradurga through train.Chitradurgis one of the most popular train stations in Chitradurga.
By road Chitradurga is surrounded by Davanagere, Sira, Tarikere which are 36.66 km, 46.54 km, 52.42 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.
Chitradurga has a total of 3 hotels.There are 3 hotels in Chitradurga with the popular ones being Amogha International Hotel etc.