Chitradurga tours would encompass the many historical sites in Chitradurga.
The ancient monastery of Ankali Math is also called Paradeshappana
Guhe. A number of caves, located underneath the Kallu Mantapa (stone
sanctum) of this mutt, might have served as refuges for monks and
mendicants indulged in penance and praying.
A tour of Chitradurga will take you to the scenic valley of
Chandravalli located to the north west of Chitradurga. Chandravalli is
an ancient archeological site and coins, inscriptions, ruins, stone
images belonging to the Hoisala-Kadamb and Sathavahana period have been
discovered at Huligondi, Basavanagondi, Baralagondi and other locations
of Chandravalli. A rock inscription seen near Bhairaweshvara temple here
links Chandravalli to the reign of Kadamba Mayura Verma.
The imposing fort in Chitradurga is known as the Kallina Kote or the
Palace of Stone. This massive fort, regarded a marvel of military
architecture, stood guard against marauding enemies. Encircled by seven
massive walls, the fort has 19 gateways, 38 posterior entrances, four of
which are secret. The approach to each gate is uphill and through
passages that twist and turn, thus making it impossible to use elephants
or battering rams to break down the gates.