Chitradurga Fort or as the British called it Chitaldoorg, is a fortification that straddles several hills and a peak overlooking a flat valley in the Chitradurga District, Karnataka, India. The fortification's name Chitrakaldurga, which signifies 'beautiful fortress' in Kannada, is the namesake of the town Chitradurga and its authoritative locale. The fortress was worked in stages between the eleventh and thirteenth hundreds of years by the dynastic leaders of the district including the Chalukyas and Hoysalas, later the Nayakas of Chitradurga of the Vijayanagar Empire.
The Nayakas of Chitradurga, or Palegar Nayakas, were most in charge of the development of the fortification between the fifteenth and eighteenth hundreds of years. The fortification was assumed control for a brief timeframe by Hyder Ali at Chitradurga in 1779. The stronghold was caught by the British powers twenty years after the fact, when they crushed his child Tipu Sultan. The stronghold is worked in a progression of seven concentric fortress dividers with different sections, a bastion, masjid, stockrooms for grains and oil, water supplies and antiquated sanctuaries.
There are 18 sanctuaries in the upper stronghold and one gigantic sanctuary in the lower fortification. Among these sanctuaries the most established and most fascinating is the Hidimbeshwara sanctuary. The masjid was an expansion amid Hyder Ali's run the show. The stronghold's many interconnecting tanks were utilized to reap water, and the fortification was said to never experience the ill effects of a water deficiency.