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Chitradurga Fort is locally known as Elusuttina Kote (meaning the fort of seven circles) and is one of the country’s strongest hill forts. The fort originally had to have had 19 gateways, 38 postern-gates, 35 secret entrances and 4 ‘invisible’ entrances. Many of these have gone out of existence now.

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Constructed in Indo-Saracenic style, the magnificent Mysuru Palace also known as Amba Vilas is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysuru. Its exquisite interiors – replete with carved mahogany ceilings, stained glass, gilded pillars and glazed tiles – epitomizes royalty and grandeur. The palace, illuminated with 97,000…

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Golden Chariot is a luxury train based holiday experience offered by KSTDC (Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation) along with Indian Railways. The Golden Chariot takes you along a fantastic journey to some of India’s premier wilderness and beach areas, along with major UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This is a fully air-conditioned train with 11 residential…

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Malkhed is a place of historical importance situated around 40 km south-east of Gulbarga, on the left bank of Kagina river, a tributary of the Bhima River. Earlier known as Manyakheta, it is also believed to be the capital of Rashtrakuta kings. Malkhed today has the remains of a fort with four entrances and 52…

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Turreted parapets, battlements, fortified towers and arches adorn this regal architectural masterpiece modelled on the Windsor Castle in England. An open courtyard allows space for concerts, exhibitions and cultural programs. Exquisite carvings, paintings and photographs of viceroys, maharajas and other famous personalities form special attractions inside the palace building. There is an amusement park, better…

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Located in the lush green campus of Manasa Gangotri (Mysore University), Jayalakshmi Vilas Palace is a heritage building now converted into a museum. Artifacts pertaining to local folk performing arts, tools and ancient objects of various artisans and other archaeological findings are exhibited here.

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Gajendragad Fort is a historic fort built by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, a famous Maratha ruler. Gajendragad gets its name from the fact that the city bears the shape of an elephant when viewed from above. (Gajendra= Elephant God, Gad= Fort)

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Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace in Srirangapatna, also referred to as Dariya Daulat Bagh was being used as summer retreat by former Mysuru ruler, Tipu Sultan. Tipu Sultan’s summer palace was built during 1778-1784 AD. Construction of the palace was initiated by Hyder Ali (Tipu Sultan’s father) and completed by Tipu Sultan.

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Situated in the historic city of Ballari, the Ballari Fort is built on top of Ballari Gudda or the Fort Hill. The fort is believed to have been built during Vijayanagara times by the Palegar chief Hanumappa Nayaka. Hyder Ali took possession of the fort from the Nayakas in 1769 and got it renovated and…

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Nalkunadu Palace is an 18th century palace built by Dodda Veera Rajendra. This Palace was used as a safe house for the royal family against Tipu Sultan and British forces.

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Said to have originally been built by Raja Gulchand of Warangal, Gulbarga Fort was later strengthened by Alauddin Hasan Bahman Shah, the ruler of the Bahmani dynasty. Kalaburagi fort, occupying an area of 20 acres with a circumference of 3km, has a double fortification with a 30ft moat between the walls and reflects a blend…

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