|2003 | ASI, Bangalore|
|Reconnaissance survey and detailed inventory of Chitradurga Fort | Karnataka, India|
Chitradurga Fort spread over six miles radius, is a fortified complex over rock hill terrain. The site is spotted with two lakes and several water ponds, around which most of the structures are located. The fort features royal and religious structures, with main emphasis on building elements for defense purposes.
The Chitradurga fort in northern Karnataka is a 14th century for built by the Nayikars on rough terrain hill with the fort wall covering a radius of roughly 6 miles. There are many royal and religious
structures within the fort enclosure made in mud or stone and is
a potential archeological site.
The fort encloses many structures, palatial halls, water bodies, temples and most important of all the military architectural elements like high stone walls in encircling layers, the large bastions providing a all around view of the city are far fetch areas below. One of the other unique features of the fort is its gate and gateways, providing a grand access to each of the special structures within different layers of fortification.
Granaries within Royal precints
Bastion over a rock