Kittur Fort

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Kittur Fort Kittur Fort is located in the small town of Kittur, located at a distance of about 50 km from the city of Belgaum and around 32 km from Dharwad. The fort is one of the major historical monuments in Karnataka and one of its famous tourist attractions. The small town of Kittur gained fame and recognition due to the presence of Kittur Fort and its immense historical significance. The fort spreads over an area of about 23 acres and was built by Allppa Gowda Sar Desai the fifth ruler of Kittur dynasty during 1660-1691 A.D. The fort was built with small stones available in plenty in the surrounding region. The fort, however, was extensively damaged by Chaplin, the British Commissioner of Deccan region. Kittur Fort is also known as Kittur…show more content…
By Air Kittur is a small town that has no airport of its own. The nearest airport is located at Belgaum. The Belgaum airport operates flights to Bangalore and Chennai. Local means of transport such as taxis are available to reach Kittur from Belgaum. By Train Kittur is not directly connected by the rail network. The nearest railway station lies at Dharwad. The Belgaum Railway Station is one of the oldest stations in this region. Both these stations are connected to major towns and cities across Karnataka and the nearby states. There are several local transport options available from Belgaum and Dharwad to reach Kittur. By Road There are a number of buses that are available from several places like Bangalore, Goa, Pune, Mumbai, Belgaum, Dharwad and other nearby towns and cities for reaching Kittur. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses and a few other private buses are available from these places for Kittur. Apart from the buses, local means of transport like taxis and hired vehicles are also available for reaching the Kittur Fort comfortably. Bangalore Museum…show more content…
Visvesvaraya(1861-1962) in 1961. It is located on Kasturba road in Bangalore It was under the jurisdciation of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in 1962. Its management was later transferred to the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Government of India from the time of the council’s formation in 1978. Visvesvaraya Museum is not a 'museum' in its classical sense, because it has interactive exhibits unlike stationary models of a museum. It is more of a "Science Centre". Each floor of this museum is dedicated to a scientific discipline. HAL heritage and Aerospace Museum The museum was established in 2001 as part of the HAL Heritage Centre and Aero Space Museum, and showcases the growth of the Indian aviation industry and HAL for six decades. The Museum is currently maintained by HAL. It is located on Bangalore’s old airport road – Varthur road. The museum houses displays of various aircraft and helicopters , Aircraft engine models, Flight simulators, a mock Air Traffic Control Tower and an exhibit of Indian aviation history. Gandhi

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