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Private Day Trip to Chitradurga Fort from Bangalore

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    Depart from Bangalore at 6:30 or 7am, depending on your selected option. After a drive of 70km, we take a short break for breakfast at Tumkur, a town famous for growing coconuts, millets, rice, pulses, arecanut and oil seeds.

    Afterwards, journey for about 3.5 hours before reaching Chitradurga. Chitradurga is an ancient town and was part of the Mauryan Empire under Ashoka the Great, in the 3rd century BC. Chitradurga Fort covers an area of 1500 acres and its walls cover a distance of 8km. The fort was built between the 17th and 18th centuries by several Kings and dynasties ranging from Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Nayaks, Hoysalas, Vijayanagar and Hyder Ali.

    It is a fascinating experience to explore this fort with its seven concentric fortification walls, 19 gateways, 38 posterior entrances, 35 secret pathways, four invisible passages, water tanks and 2000 watch towers! Upon reaching the top, other than magnificent views, various passages, a citadel, a mosque, warehouses for grains and oil, water reservoirs and 18 temples greet us.

    Chitradurga is supposed to have never suffered from any water shortage. The several rain harvesting structures still exist for a closer look. An amazing artifact to be seen is the gun powder grinding machine. It is a quadruple mill with four massive grinders with teeth and slots. These were pulled by elephants or bullocks in rotating motion and was used by Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan to make gun powder. Learn about the great epic, Mahabharata, which features Chitradurga.

    You will enjoy lunch at around 1pm at Lakshmi Bhavan Tiffin Room in Chitradurga

    The tour ends late in the afternoon and we return to Bangalore by evening.
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    Departure Point
    Private Car Option - Pickup from your hotel in Bangalore

    Motorcycle Option - Brigade Gateway, Bangalore (address in voucher)
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Rental of Royal Enfield motorcycle or Transport by private car (as chosen)
    • Use of helmet
    • Private guide
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Pickup and drop-off (only for Private Car option)
    • Entry/Admission - Chitradurga Fort
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Pickup and drop-off for Motorcycle option
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • A valid international driving license for riding motorcycle in India is required
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required to book the Motorcycle option
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

    I am in Bangladesh for business and wanted to get out of town for the weekend. I chose 5 Senses Tours to help facilitate two day trips. On Sunday we went to Chitradurga Fort. I enjoyed the trip. Satish and the driver got me there...More

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    5SensesTours, Owner at 5 Senses Walks, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2019

    Hello and thank you so much for the kind review. I am happy you enjoyed the outdoors at this mighty fort at Chitradurga. It was our pleasure hosting you on both the tours.

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