Sunday, 31 March 2013 15:49
There is something really striking about the hill fort at Bandallidurga. It is probably one of the most evocative forts you would have ever seen.
Bandalli is a small village situated about 25 km from Kollegal taluk in Chamarajanagar district. Very little is known about the history of the fort. The initial path is through paddy fields and after wading through lantana and thorny bushes, one reaches the foothills. The final path to the fort is precariously steep.
Friday, 25 January 2013 18:55
The Mysterious Hump Beckons
Bandallidurga is a hill fort situated at an altitude of 4700ft above sea level near a hamlet called Bandalli in Kanakapura taluk – making it an ideal short getaway from Bangalore. The mysterious humped shape makes it an intriguing object of interest. Not much is known about the history of this fort. Today, the fort is more or less in ruins. The fort is protected by three levels of wall and it seems impregnable. The top of the hill is not visible from the base of the hill. After a steep climb 3 hrs, one reaches the ruins of the fort. There is also a perennial well built by the Palegars (the locals). The trek passes through Lantana bushes, bamboo forest and green meadows. From the top of the hill one can see a panoramic view of M M Hills, B R Hills and other nearby hill ranges. The place is haven for birdwatchers. Birds like Hoope, Bushchat, Woodpeckers, Coppersmith Barbet, Jungle fowl, Green Barbets and Wagtail are found in large numbers.
Bandalli Durga is an ideal short getaway for history lovers, birdwatchers and the Bangalore escapist!