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CHITRADURGA FORT - A Fort with many stories


Chitradurga a fort city situated at a distance of 150 km’s from State capital Bangalore. It is believed as Impregnable with seven lines of concentric ramparts, Chitradurga is a unique picturesque fort.

Due to its natural rock formed hills best suitable for strong fortification on the hill.

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