'Kundana Fort' is one of the closest forts to Bangalore, housed in the small village of Kundana (about15 km from Devanahalli). A small hillock with fortification is seen from the roadway. A walk of about 10 minutes leads us to the first tier of the fort, most of which is in ruins today. Nothing much remains of the fort, except for it's three tiers, a doorway, two renovated temples, a kitchen room and foundations of a few buildings. While looking at the doorway, a wild guess can be made, that of a Palegar of Vijayanagar Kingdom having built the same.We did find a water pond near the temple, again a wonderful and skillful depiction of our ancestors wisdom in harvesting the rain water. Unfortunately and sadly, today it only turns out to be a dump yard for people who visit the temple. Not a single soul was spotted on the hillock.
|The Second Tier of the Fort|
|Crumbling Fort Walls|
|Chennakeshava Temple, Kitchen Room and the Water Pond|
|Kundana Village - Bird's Eye View|
|Fort View Villa|
|Drying Wild Zinnia Flower|
Overall this place is good for quick outing from Bangalore.
Places near by: Nandi Hills, Devanahalli Fort, Skandagiri, Ghati Subramanya and many more ...