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Vallabhgad Fort

Belgaum is a town and district of India, in northwestern Karnataka. The town is situated nearly 2,500 ft (762 m) above sea-level. INDAL (Indian Aluminium Company) is located at Belgaum. Belgaum also has a number of training centres of the Indian Armed Forces, and an air base of the Indian Air Force...


No tourist survey is complete without mentioning about Karnataka's historical forts. The whole range of ancient capitals of Bidar, Gulbarga, Bijapur, Vijayanagara, Badami, Basava Kalyan, Srirangapattan, Keladi, Chitradurga, Mysore, etc. had their forts.

There are hill forts at the Nandi Hill (Kolar district), Savanadurga (Bangalore district), Madhugiri, Pavagada, Midigeshi in Tumkur district, Ucchangi near Davanagere and Sandur (both in Bellary district), Jamalabad in Dakshina Karnataka, Manzarabad near Sakleshpur (Hassan district) and Kavaledurga (Shimoga district), Chitradurga Shahapur and Shorapur (Gulbarga district), Nargund fort built by Shivaji (Dharwad district) and Parasgad and Vallabhgad forts (Belgaum district), also raised by Shivaji.

Bangalore, Devanahalli, Magadi (Bangalore district), Aymangala in Chitradurga district, Chikbanavar in Hassan district, Belgaum have fortifications round part of the towns even now. The coastal island forts like Bahadurgad, Basavaraja Durga, Devagad and Kurmagad are as strong as they were in the heydays.

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