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lovely walk

very slippery during rains and its hot up there. start early, very ealry and enjoy the serenity... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018

2.5km walk from the base, best time to visit july-october.. during monsoon it looks great with... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
Mangalore, India
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
18 km from Thirthahalli, Shimoga, India
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

very slippery during rains and its hot up there. start early, very ealry and enjoy the serenity. its a joy up there. pack food and water. wear a tough shoes and carry a stick for support. dont forget a cap and a towel to wipe...More

2  Thank PrasannaR172
Reviewed July 31, 2018

2.5km walk from the base, best time to visit july-october.. during monsoon it looks great with greenery and full of fog.. Dont skip the last peak the view s very beautiful...

1  Thank LathishS5
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

We had planned to visit this historical place, but reached late for various reasons. It was 4:45 pm when We started Our uphill journey. We could only see less than 10% of what this place has to offer. Rain played a spoilsport when We started...More

6  Thank VinayNagendra
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

The ruins of fort is worth a visit in was a decent 5 kilometre walk in up hill conditions where in you visit several monuments and temples seem to have built within this Fort Complex from keladi dynasty Times. Proper trekking shoes is a must...More

6  Thank raghucv
Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

We had been on a Sunday to Kavaledurga. It is about 20 mins from Thirthahalli. The trek is about total 2.5 kms but it is pretty steep to climb. But with sufficient rests one can easily complete. Take some food and Water as nothing is...More

1  Thank SharathB89
Reviewed December 29, 2017

Kavaledurga fort is a 9th century built fort located at 18 km from a place called "Theerthahalli" It's built on such a terrain, it must be very difficult to pose any threat to the security of the fort. Having said that, in the modern times...More

8  Thank Rajesh K
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

This fortress is located about 10-18km from thirthahalli..u can turn on your gps to reach the location..u gotta trek for about 4-6km to the top of the fort..the fort is all destroyed..it might be tiring for the lazy walkers since it is located in a...More

2  Thank ShalaakaA
Reviewed November 8, 2017

The fort has 4 stratifications. The 2nd stratification has a 2 temples, The 3rd stratification has the palace complex which is in ruins and the top most stratification(4th) has a Shiva Temple on huge boulder. Worth going all the way to the top for great...More

1  Thank Krish_Chow
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Built in 9th century and reworked in 11th century Kavaledurga fort is in ruins. Also called as Bhuvangiri is a 3 layered encircled wall. From Mangalore, its a day trip. Please carry adequate water and restrict elder, kids and ladies to not approach to the...More

Thank Sachin K
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Good place. Very good historical place and also have temple. But the problum is no transportation and good road to see this place. we can enjoy the time with friends

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