Thursday, December 8, 2011

Fort Kundana

     '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
The Doorway
Chennakeshava Temple, Kitchen Room and the Water Pond
Garuda Kambha
Phantom Rock
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 ...

26 comments:

  1. Nice little place this is... A good discovery.. Karnataka is full of such ancient marvels. Amazing isn't it?

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  2. Shots from top are very nice. Thanks for the information.

    Rajesh.

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  3. य़ॆ किला या कहो किले के अवशॆष दर्शन अच्छे लगे।

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  4. Beautiful pics. You really choose unique places.

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  5. Great, never knew about this place bef0re.

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  6. What an amazing marvel it must have been in those days. Sadly it lies in such bad condition today. Great captures.

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  7. I had been there 9 years ago. Doesn't look like there is any change in the form of restoration!! Nice post :)

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  8. So peaceful and lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Nice captures.

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  10. U seem to have discovered literally every inch around Bangalore I doubt :)
    A joint outing is due I presume?

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  11. wonderful pics!!! was just reading up about kondana fort in maharashtra, which is now called sinhagad, and for a minute thought u had visited the same one! ihadnt even heard of this one!

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  12. nice pics
    like the bird eyes view

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  13. Nice discovery of the Fortress Dhiraj, and it is sad to find somebody has vandalised the place in search of treasures obviously.

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  14. Good one guys... You are one of a kind.. Keep travelling and show us unexplored places..

    It would be more exciting or people like me if you can trace out the history of the place..

    I know its not kind of ur stuff..But still...

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  15. History at its best.....The walls of this fort have their own story. This is a fantastic post with a taste of history!!!

    From: www.sriramnivas.com

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  16. superb post... each and every picture has a story and stands unique... amazing... a feast to the eyes.... thanks for sharing such pictures...

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  17. Nice discovery!! Thanks for letting us know this place.

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  18. What a setting! Love the top pic.

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  19. Very nice indeed..Feel like setting out .. But why should I?, when I have you to bring it to me..!

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  20. Nice place for a weekend picnic. Good there are not many visitors - ensures that it is peaceful & serene !

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  21. you help adding new new places to my wishlist

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  22. This means that you do not have travel very far to 'discover' heritage. Thanks for the information.

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