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Kempegowda Fort in Bangalore

·  Summer: March-May (20°C - 36°C)
·  Winter: November-February (10°C - 30°C)
·  Monsoon: June-August

Best time to visit:  October-February

Opening Time: 09:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
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Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 5
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 100
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Acclaimed as the founder of Bangalore City, Kempe Gowda initiated the construction of the city with a mud fort way back in 1537. However, it was under the rule of Haider Ali and his son Tipu Sultan that the mud structure was replaced by a strong stone fort which ultimately fell into the hands of the British. Unfortunately, the fort stands in the state of ruins today, but its unbeatable glory still attracts huge flocks of visitors.

Popular as Bangalore Fort and also known as Kempegowda Fort and Tipu Sultan’s Fort, the structure today boasts of its massive Delhi Gate, huge bastions and few magnificent structures. Depicting the Islamic military construction style, the fort’s gate is admirable for its motifs, arches, lattice work and sharp spikes intended to resist attack by military elephants.

Amidst open courts and beautiful lawns is the Tipu’s Summer Palace which is a two-storey magnificent structure made of wood. Another attraction of the fort complex is the Ganapati Temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Tourists find it amazing to explore the old world charm which still prevails here.  

Road: Located on the busy Krishnarajendra (KR) Road in the Magadi Town, the fort is easy to access by well-maintained roads. Local transport buses, cabs, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are the available modes to access the fort conveniently.

Railway: Bangalore City Junction, which serves as a major railway station in the region, is located only about 2.5 km. from the fort. Convenient local transport modes available at the station include auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws.

Airway: Bangalore International Airport is some 35 km. from the fort’s location. Local buses connect the two destinations, though taxis are the more convenient options.