Twenty Forts around Mysore

Another post thats been long in preparation stage. I must say it was a pain to get this out the door with the number of distractions in the last few years, especially the recent move to Mumbai. I am hoping to keep the updates flowing regularly.

Here are 20 forts around Mysore:

  1. Melukote – 12.6659759,76.650708
  2. Srirangapatna – 12.421363,76.688240
  3. Mysore fort wall – 12.323123,76.658384
  4. Narayanadurga – 12.712521,76.587903
  5. Possible Fort Ruins – 12.636088,76.410685
  6. Savanadurga – 12.922023,77.293646
  7. Huliyurdurga or Hulyurdurga – 12.820106,77.035988
  8. Periampatan or Periampatna or Piriyapatna – 12.339415,76.087511
  9. Possible fortification at Channapatna – 12.656261,77.200048
  10. Begur – 12.870867,77.622474
  11. Bandalli – 12.204595,77.333858
  12. Bangalore Fort – 12.962834,77.575863
  13. Hosur Fort – 12.731916,77.823954
  14. Kote Gutte – 12.922271,78.005043
  15. Chikkajala – 13.174183,77.634901
  16. Jalamangala – 12.826872,77.207113
  17. Huthridurga – 12.961621,77.123111
  18. Magadi – 12.953437,77.227589
  19. Kanakapura – 12.544185,77.425552
  20. Bairavadurga – 13.092661,77.173848

Forts around Ahmadnagar

First of all, a huge thanks to Sandeep Paranjape for pointing out most of these forts.

The Map
Forts around Ahmadnagar

The Forts

  1. Puntamba – 19.7698385,74.6138728
  2. Shivneri – 19.1971041,73.8578761
  3. Jamgaon – 19.0689727,74.5187187
  4. Loni Mavala/Loni Mawalyachi – 19.0286508,74.2778778
  5. Alkuti – 19.0585281,74.2348337
  6. Ahmadnagar – 19.0953755,74.7562122
  7. Alang – 19.5822725,73.6607552
  8. Aundha/Awandh/Aundhya Killa – 19.746105,73.8378239
  9. Kille Aad/Aadwadi/Arrvadi – 19.7412781,73.9130116
  10. Bhairavgad – 19.4681298,73.781755
  11. Bhairobadurga – 19.4055639,73.8102722
  12. Bitangad/Bitinga Killa – 19.6531767,73.7862396
  13. Harishchandragad – 19.3916391,73.7853813
  14. Vishramgad/Fort Patta – 19.709829,73.8366222
  15. Kaladgad – 19.421673,73.7591171
  16. Kulang – 19.5922188,73.6389756
  17. Kunjargad/Kombad Killa – 19.3914771,73.8622856
  18. Madangad – 19.5894088,73.6494255
  19. Pabargad/Paabargad – 19.5131979,73.7767982
  20. Palshi – 19.2827245,74.4006532
  21. Parvatgad/hadasar/hadsar – 19.6715242,74.0341187
  22. Songad near Sinnar – 19.6722415,74.0415215
  23. Pemgiri – 19.4646905,74.0937495
  24. Ratangad – 19.4982305,73.7018681
  25. Songad near Deothan – 19.6301383,74.010129
  26. Brahmanwada – 19.3417211,74.0350011
  27. Dubergad/Dubere – 19.7917009,73.9687157
  28. Aswala – 19.5052997,73.816216
  29. Sindola – 19.3212783,73.80391
  30. Nimgiri – 19.2950232,73.772217
  31. Kille Mordhan/Mhordhan – 19.6906778,73.6783075
  32. Bahula – 19.868506,73.7039924
  33. Kavnai – 19.7734682,73.6189556
  34. Ghargada/Gadgada – 19.8848361,73.6417812
  35. Raanjana/Raanjangiri – 19.9103596,73.6286867
  36. Tringalwadi – 19.7379255,73.5364401
  37. Kaarvi/Karvi – 19.9161851,73.5385323
  38. Bhandargad/Durg Bhandar – 19.9298072,73.5153419
  39. Jivdhan/Judban – 19.2760557,73.6869978
  40. Bhorgiri/Bhovargiri/Bhavargiri – 19.0494214,73.5683718
  41. Padargad – 19.0527681,73.5229003
  42. Siddhagad Balekilla/Sidgarh – 19.1589923,73.5211086

Forts around Dholpur

The Maps

Forts around Dholpur

Original map courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.(Click to enlarge)

The Forts

  1. Shergarh, Dholpur – 26.6697707,77.9032159
  2. Dholpur Old Fort – 26.6610483,77.9050827
  3. Fort near Bari – 26.6156947,77.6427734
  4. Mandrayal/Mandrael – 26.2969547,77.2352386
  5. Unidentified fort near Utgir – 26.1017757,76.9208461
  6. Utgir/Deogarh Udgir – 26.1167181,76.8759298
  7. Baler/Barel – 26.0759231,76.761893
  8. Khandar/Khandhar – 26.0232174,76.6091037
  9. Unknown fort near Gwalior – 26.3434797,77.9476494
  10. Bayana – 26.8851771,77.2430277
  11. Hatori/Hathori/Hathodi – 26.997738,77.1108699
  12. Tamangarh – 26.709446,77.2643781
  13. Sabalgarh – 26.2422991,77.4052262
  14. Jagner/Jagnair – 26.8610027,77.5991392
  15. Sahar – 26.6071168,76.7285156
  16. Shankerpur – 26.8619407,76.8674916
  17. Machhkund – 26.6831012,77.8648013
  18. Ramathra/Raontra/Raonthra – 26.2736563,76.7599618
  19. Sapotra – 26.2918856,76.7495012
  20. Fort ruins near Toda Bhim – 26.9106714,76.8100628
  21. Naraoli/Narouli – 26.3286962,76.6367787
  22. Ghudha/Guda – 26.7844283,76.670875
  23. Fort ruins near Patoli – 26.9833312,76.8084294
  24. Gijgarh/Geejgarh – 26.8819355,76.6388253
  25. Garh Padampura/Kilankot – 26.8543313,76.771903
  26. Kila Ghat Bhandari – 26.8403365,76.8447089
  27. Torda – 26.832046,76.5754634
  28. Karauli – 26.4950608,77.0279789
  29. Smaller fortification outside Karauli – 26.4928283,77.0335579
  30. Smaller fortification outside Karauli II – 26.4913351,77.0392442
  31. Update: More forts on this map.

  32. Sikri – 26.9253893,76.638962
  33. Huge thanks to Sandeep Paranjape for pointing out the following forts:

  34. Taalchidi/Talchiri – 26.9062943,77.0233011
  35. Khedi Merada – 26.8852536,76.8920231
  36. Fort ruins near Dorawali – 26.9180138,76.9287184
  37. First fort near Tudavali – 26.9664382,76.8447357
  38. Second fort near Tudavali – 26.969895,76.848287

Forts around Shivpuri

The Maps

Forts around Shivpuri

Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Link to original map.

The Forts

  1. Paragarh – 25.2230925,77.7046573
  2. Unidentified – 25.1402245,77.4479324
  3. Shahabad – 25.2365442,77.1378636
  4. Ramgarh – 25.3321573,76.6245747
  5. Narwar – 25.6472329,77.9049325
  6. Dhoda – 25.939358,77.6028138
  7. Sheopur – 25.6567592,76.6960019
  8. Surwaya/Surwaja – 25.4195603,77.8316519

Forts around Bellary

The Maps

Forts around Bellary

Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.


Link to original map

  1. Bellary – 15.1493518,76.910069
  2. Sandur – 15.0953385,76.5545154
  3. Gulyapalyam/Gulapalem – 15.0948309,77.3787904
  4. Gooty – 15.1130199,77.6513457
  5. Neruducherla/Neraduchelda – 15.2068819,77.9081941
  6. Adoni – 15.6469241,77.2765875
  7. Rajavolu/Rajoli – 15.8885833,77.8265154

Update: Two more forts found in this area.

  1. Tekkalakota – 15.5346159,76.8808115
  2. Racherla – 15.239585,77.9457343

Forts North and East of Agra

The Maps

Forts north and east of Agra

Original map courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.(Click to enlarge).

The Forts

  1. Agra – 27.1798478,78.0223918
  2. Awagarh – 27.4521515,78.4875405
  3. Unknown near Etah – 27.623724,78.6763251
  4. Quila Vijaygarh/Bijaigarh – 27.7367806,78.2265562
  5. Aligarh – 27.930171,78.0634832
  6. Charra/Chara/Chharra – 27.9264693,78.3942425
  7. Kotla Firozabad – 27.2737344,78.4604958
  8. Sasni – 27.7040666,78.0927622
  9. Bishangarh – 27.1096191,79.4116366
  10. Patiali – 27.6922256,78.998968
  11. Dadon – 27.945083,78.4568238
  12. Muhammadabad/Mohammadabad – 27.3064836,79.4259703
    I am not sure about this one. Someone on Wikimapia thinks it was a fort.
  13. Hathras – 27.5930062,78.0610907
  14. Kuraoli/Kurawali – 27.3903375,78.9699841
  15. Mainpuri – 27.2375105,79.0266122

Forts around Kolar

The Maps

Forts around Kolar

Original map courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.(Click to enlarge).

The Forts

  1. Makalidurga – 13.4326562,77.5014451
  2. Devanahalli – 13.2493028,77.7104509
  3. Nandidurga – 13.370764,77.6796913
  4. Unknown near Narasapura – 13.1181578,77.9662585
  5. Mulbagirlu – 13.1711225,78.3795118
  6. Guttahalli – 13.1434479,78.3669215
  7. First fort near Angondahalli – 13.0619417,78.3549348
  8. Mylapur,Mailapura – 13.1362415,78.501201
  9. Rahamandurga – 13.3550334,78.0074465
  10. Unknown near Ganjigunte – 13.4746364,78.0207852
  11. Unknown near Ramasamudram – 13.3516487,78.4289959
  12. Unknown near Madanapalle- 13.5782134,78.5317701
  13. Gurramkonda – 13.7772654,78.5853875