The Upper Fort, built during the Vijayanagar reign is called the Fort Hill and the Lower Fort built during the rule of Haider Ali is called the Face Hill. There is a citadel at the top of the spur of the Fort Hill with a three-tier protection, one below the other. The fort is 1,976 feet tall and is quadrangular in plan with a boundary of roughly 2.4 km and rises by 460 feet above the ground. Outside the citadel, there is a small temple, several deep pools of water and remains of some cells. Inside the citadel, there are sturdily constructed edifices with sufficient water supply from reservoirs built in the fissures of the rocks. There are no barracks in this fort. There is a ditch and a covered passage outside the turreted parapets. Presently, the main turret on the east, features a huge mural of the Indian Flag. The Lower Fort is about 0.80 km in diameter and is situated at the eastern base of the rock. There are ramparts with numerous bastions encircling the fort structure, are enclosed by a deep ditch and glacis. There are two entrance gates on both east and west sides. There is also a temple – Anjaneya Temple dedicated Lord Hanuman. At present, there are several public buildings, offices, temples, churches and educational institutions.
Devi Nagar, Ballari, Karnataka - 583104
Monsoon : Maximum: 29 Minimum: 19.5
Summer : Maximum: 40 Minimum: 23.9
Winter : Maximum: 27 Minimum: 15
Recommended Season to Visit : Winter season (October to March)
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