Gudibande Fort – located 95 km north of Bangalore – was built by chieftain Byre Gowda ~ 400 years ago in 17th century CE.
Situated on top of a rocky hill, the fort has seven levels with interconnecting routes and a Shiva temple at the top.
The key aspect of the fort is its rain water harvesting system with 19 ponds at different levels!
The climb is moderate and filled with attractions all along. The views from the top are spectacular.
Other attractions in Gudibante are Byrasagara reservoir, and 1000+ year-old Lakshmi Venkataramana swamy temple built by Cholas.
A leisurely location for a day-drive from Bangalore!
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