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Initially, it was constructed as a mud fort in the year 1537 by Kempe Gowda and then was rebuilt by Hyder Ali into a fascinating stone structure standing that still does not fail to mesmerize the spectators.
The rampant and the remnants of the fort can be witnessed in the K. R market area. As a large portion of the fort vanishes today, the Tipu Sultan’s summer palace was a part of the fort which now looks as a separate entity.
Kempe Gowda also made a temple dedicated to his daughter in Koramangala for her act of self-sacrifice to benefit the construction of the fort. As the southern gate of the fort would fall every time it was built so someone suggested a human sacrifice, Gowda did not agree to this act but his daughter self-sacrificed herself.
Tipu Sultan’s summer palace is a major attraction of the fort which purely based on teak wood framework and decorations.
Location: Krishna Rajendra Rd, New Tharagupet, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560002
Best Time to Visit: Post monsoon as the entire regions turn in hues and tints of Green.
Price: INR 5 for Indian nationals and INR 100 for foreign nationals and for video camera it will be Rs 25.
Timings: 8:30 am to 5 pm on all days of the week.
Average time required to visit the place: 3 to 4 hours.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 3.5 km
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