Chitradurga Day Tour from Bangalore
A day trip to Chitradurga is a great way to spend the day if you're interested in history, the historic Chitradurga fort is quite something and also visit the beautiful Vani Vilas Sagar dam.
- Explore the majestic fort of Chitradurga which has seven fortifications.
- Enjoy the visit to Vani Vilas Sagar which is one of the oldest dams in Karnataka.
Do you remember the story your grandmother narrated about Bhima defeating a man-eating demon – Hidimba? Chitradurga is supposed to be the location where that battle took place! Well among other battles, of course. The history of this town of Southern Karnataka traces back to 3rd Millennium BC. Chitradurga particularly means “Picture” (Chitra) and “Fort (Durg). If the legends of larger humans during the ancient years are true, the town looks like a Giant’s playground with boulders all overthrown like tantrums.
- The driver will pick you up from the hotel/restaurant in Bangalore city limits at the time selected while booking.
- The drive to Chitradurga is about 200 km and may take up to 4 hours to reach.
- Upon arrival, you may visit the following suggested places, you may skip OR add a few of your own
- Chitradurga fort - a picturesque fort which was built in stages between 11th & 13th century.
- Chitradurga fort is surrounded by seven hills and these hills are encircled by seven layered walls. These seven layers of security make this fort indomitable for enemies.
- After the exploration, take a break for lunch at a local restaurant.
- Vani Vilas Sagar dam, which is popularly known as Mari Kanive is the oldest dam in the state.
- The dam is built across river Vedavathi and the one can witness the windmill across the mountains.
- After the completion of your tour, the driver will drop you back to your hotel/residence in Mysore city limits.
- All transportation using air-conditioned private cab.
- Pickup and drop-off in Banaglore city limits.
- Driver and fuel charges.
- Limit of 450 kilometers of usage (can be extended with extra charges).
- Tour as per the itinerary (you may skip or add some places in the region).
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