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Malkheda, formerly known as Manyakheta was the capital city of Rashtrakuta Dynasty which ruled Deccan region during 9th and 10 centuries. King Amogha Varsha I shifted capital from Mayurkhani to Manyakheta.
Attractions inside Malkheda fort
- Thick outer walls, 20 foot in height, built with lime stone blocks (known as Shahabad stones)
- Main Entrance with remnants of wooden doors
- Narrow and curved staircase to access watch towers
- Old Hanuman temple
- View of Kagini River from elevated points inside the Malkheda Fort.
- Kala Darga or Black Mosque
- Jain temple
- Ruins of a Palace, part of canons
Note: Hiring a local guide from Malkheda town is recommended while visiting Malkheda fort. Carry adequate water as the region is known for harsh temperatures in summer.
Nearby: Kalaburagi Fort (40 kms), Bidar fort (120 kms), Sannati (58 kms) can be visited along with Malkheda.
How to reach Malkheda: Malkheda is 555 kms from Bengaluru. Kalaburagi airport, 30 kms from Malkheda is the nearest airport, with 3 times a week flight from Bengaluru. Bidar is another airport 118 kms from Malkheda. Kalaburagi has a railway station and good bus connectivity from various parts of Karnataka. Taxi can be hired in Kulaburagi to reach Malkheda.
Stay: Kalaburagi town, 40 kms from Malkheda has budget and mid range hotels.