Forts around Ahmadnagar

First of all, a huge thanks to Sandeep Paranjape for pointing out most of these forts.

The Map
Forts around Ahmadnagar

The Forts

  1. Puntamba – 19.7698385,74.6138728
  2. Shivneri – 19.1971041,73.8578761
  3. Jamgaon – 19.0689727,74.5187187
  4. Loni Mavala/Loni Mawalyachi – 19.0286508,74.2778778
  5. Alkuti – 19.0585281,74.2348337
  6. Ahmadnagar – 19.0953755,74.7562122
  7. Alang – 19.5822725,73.6607552
  8. Aundha/Awandh/Aundhya Killa – 19.746105,73.8378239
  9. Kille Aad/Aadwadi/Arrvadi – 19.7412781,73.9130116
  10. Bhairavgad – 19.4681298,73.781755
  11. Bhairobadurga – 19.4055639,73.8102722
  12. Bitangad/Bitinga Killa – 19.6531767,73.7862396
  13. Harishchandragad – 19.3916391,73.7853813
  14. Vishramgad/Fort Patta – 19.709829,73.8366222
  15. Kaladgad – 19.421673,73.7591171
  16. Kulang – 19.5922188,73.6389756
  17. Kunjargad/Kombad Killa – 19.3914771,73.8622856
  18. Madangad – 19.5894088,73.6494255
  19. Pabargad/Paabargad – 19.5131979,73.7767982
  20. Palshi – 19.2827245,74.4006532
  21. Parvatgad/hadasar/hadsar – 19.6715242,74.0341187
  22. Songad near Sinnar – 19.6722415,74.0415215
  23. Pemgiri – 19.4646905,74.0937495
  24. Ratangad – 19.4982305,73.7018681
  25. Songad near Deothan – 19.6301383,74.010129
  26. Brahmanwada – 19.3417211,74.0350011
  27. Dubergad/Dubere – 19.7917009,73.9687157
  28. Aswala – 19.5052997,73.816216
  29. Sindola – 19.3212783,73.80391
  30. Nimgiri – 19.2950232,73.772217
  31. Kille Mordhan/Mhordhan – 19.6906778,73.6783075
  32. Bahula – 19.868506,73.7039924
  33. Kavnai – 19.7734682,73.6189556
  34. Ghargada/Gadgada – 19.8848361,73.6417812
  35. Raanjana/Raanjangiri – 19.9103596,73.6286867
  36. Tringalwadi – 19.7379255,73.5364401
  37. Kaarvi/Karvi – 19.9161851,73.5385323
  38. Bhandargad/Durg Bhandar – 19.9298072,73.5153419
  39. Jivdhan/Judban – 19.2760557,73.6869978
  40. Bhorgiri/Bhovargiri/Bhavargiri – 19.0494214,73.5683718
  41. Padargad – 19.0527681,73.5229003
  42. Siddhagad Balekilla/Sidgarh – 19.1589923,73.5211086

Forts around Dholpur

The Maps

Forts around Dholpur
Original map courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.(Click to enlarge)

The Forts

  1. Shergarh, Dholpur – 26.6697707,77.9032159
  2. Dholpur Old Fort – 26.6610483,77.9050827
  3. Fort near Bari – 26.6156947,77.6427734
  4. Mandrayal/Mandrael – 26.2969547,77.2352386
  5. Unidentified fort near Utgir – 26.1017757,76.9208461
  6. Utgir/Deogarh Udgir – 26.1167181,76.8759298
  7. Baler/Barel – 26.0759231,76.761893
  8. Khandar/Khandhar – 26.0232174,76.6091037
  9. Unknown fort near Gwalior – 26.3434797,77.9476494
  10. Bayana – 26.8851771,77.2430277
  11. Hatori/Hathori/Hathodi – 26.997738,77.1108699
  12. Tamangarh – 26.709446,77.2643781
  13. Sabalgarh – 26.2422991,77.4052262
  14. Jagner/Jagnair – 26.8610027,77.5991392
  15. Sahar – 26.6071168,76.7285156
  16. Shankerpur – 26.8619407,76.8674916
  17. Machhkund – 26.6831012,77.8648013
  18. Ramathra/Raontra/Raonthra – 26.2736563,76.7599618
  19. Sapotra – 26.2918856,76.7495012
  20. Fort ruins near Toda Bhim – 26.9106714,76.8100628
  21. Naraoli/Narouli – 26.3286962,76.6367787
  22. Ghudha/Guda – 26.7844283,76.670875
  23. Fort ruins near Patoli – 26.9833312,76.8084294
  24. Gijgarh/Geejgarh – 26.8819355,76.6388253
  25. Garh Padampura/Kilankot – 26.8543313,76.771903
  26. Kila Ghat Bhandari – 26.8403365,76.8447089
  27. Torda – 26.832046,76.5754634
  28. Karauli – 26.4950608,77.0279789
  29. Smaller fortification outside Karauli – 26.4928283,77.0335579
  30. Smaller fortification outside Karauli II – 26.4913351,77.0392442
  31. Update: More forts on this map.

  32. Sikri – 26.9253893,76.638962
  33. Huge thanks to Sandeep Paranjape for pointing out the following forts:

  34. Taalchidi/Talchiri – 26.9062943,77.0233011
  35. Khedi Merada – 26.8852536,76.8920231
  36. Fort ruins near Dorawali – 26.9180138,76.9287184
  37. First fort near Tudavali – 26.9664382,76.8447357
  38. Second fort near Tudavali – 26.969895,76.848287

Forts around Shivpuri

The Maps

Forts around Shivpuri
Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Link to original map.

The Forts

  1. Paragarh – 25.2230925,77.7046573
  2. Unidentified – 25.1402245,77.4479324
  3. Shahabad – 25.2365442,77.1378636
  4. Ramgarh – 25.3321573,76.6245747
  5. Narwar – 25.6472329,77.9049325
  6. Dhoda – 25.939358,77.6028138
  7. Sheopur – 25.6567592,76.6960019
  8. Surwaya/Surwaja – 25.4195603,77.8316519

Forts around Bellary

The Maps

Forts around Bellary
Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Link to original map

  1. Bellary – 15.1493518,76.910069
  2. Sandur – 15.0953385,76.5545154
  3. Gulyapalyam/Gulapalem – 15.0948309,77.3787904
  4. Gooty – 15.1130199,77.6513457
  5. Neruducherla/Neraduchelda – 15.2068819,77.9081941
  6. Adoni – 15.6469241,77.2765875
  7. Rajavolu/Rajoli – 15.8885833,77.8265154

Update: Two more forts found in this area.

  1. Tekkalakota – 15.5346159,76.8808115
  2. Racherla – 15.239585,77.9457343

Forts around Kolar

The Maps

Forts around Kolar
Original map courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.(Click to enlarge).

The Forts

  1. Makalidurga – 13.4326562,77.5014451
  2. Devanahalli – 13.2493028,77.7104509
  3. Nandidurga – 13.370764,77.6796913
  4. Unknown near Narasapura – 13.1181578,77.9662585
  5. Mulbagirlu – 13.1711225,78.3795118
  6. Guttahalli – 13.1434479,78.3669215
  7. First fort near Angondahalli – 13.0619417,78.3549348
  8. Mylapur,Mailapura – 13.1362415,78.501201
  9. Rahamandurga – 13.3550334,78.0074465
  10. Unknown near Ganjigunte – 13.4746364,78.0207852
  11. Unknown near Ramasamudram – 13.3516487,78.4289959
  12. Unknown near Madanapalle- 13.5782134,78.5317701
  13. Gurramkonda – 13.7772654,78.5853875

Forts around Banda

The Maps

Forts around Banda
Original map courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.(Click to enlarge).

Click here for the original map

  1. Bhuragarh – 25.4759874,80.3100801
  2. Hajipur – 25.2160556,80.4126692
  3. Kalinjar – 24.9993996,80.4846811
  4. Unknown near Karwi – 25.0206975,80.9106052
  5. Ghazipur – 25.8021635,80.7537764
  6. Mangalgarh, Charkhari – 25.3998925,79.7560537
  7. Bijanagar – 25.299534,79.9184266
  8. Beri – 25.9031629,79.8883832

Forts around Anantapur and Chitradurga

The Maps

Forts around Anantapur
Original map courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.(Click to enlarge).

Click here for the original map

The Forts

  1. Unknown – 14.7652551,77.7951443
  2. Gangampalli – 14.0521009,77.8128308
  3. Penukonda – 14.0828434,77.5894403
  4. Pavagada – 14.1046229,77.2774029
  5. Nidugal – 14.1509534,77.0879638
  6. Unknown Near Ramagiri – 14.3078324,77.4672496
  7. Ramadurga – 14.406147,76.5428156
  8. Rayadurga – 14.7042261,76.8421715
  9. Kalyandurga/Kalyandurgam – 14.5445808,77.1062994
    Wikimapia image does not help locate the fort but the Wikipedia page on Kalyandurg confirms that there is a fort here.
  10. Aymangala/Aimangala – 14.0978698,76.5367055
  11. Nagalapur – 14.3187896,77.2712499
    I am not too sure if this is actually a fortification. Someone on wikimapia thinks it is.

Apart from these, an older post links to more forts around Chitradurga.

Forts around Nagaur

The Maps

Forts around Nagaur
Original map courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.(Click to enlarge).

Click here for original map

  1. Nagaur/Ahhichhatragarh – 27.1992016,73.7380135
  2. Kuchaman/Kuchawan – 27.1541568,74.8587048
  3. Unknown near Kuchaman – 27.0924968,74.8838344
  4. Mithari/Mithri Hill Fort – 27.0485031,74.8940617
  5. Mithri/Mithari Town Fort – 27.0597468,74.9199772
  6. Panchwa Fort #1 – 27.2168299,74.9311084
  7. Panchwa Fort #2 – 27.2161716,74.9282759
  8. Panchwa Old Fort – 27.2188097,74.9286246
  9. Fatehpur – 27.9962843,74.9550229
  10. Nimbi Jodhan/Garh Jodhana – 27.5315567,74.3438172
  11. Ladnun – 27.6411944,74.3922687
  12. Daulatpura – 27.3810862,74.643707
  13. Sudrashan Fort – 27.4295232,74.8410049
  14. Singrawat – 27.4316419,74.8778397
  15. Losal – 27.3959578,74.9170482
  16. Parihara – 27.9304459,74.5544645
  17. Bathot/Batot – 27.689473,74.9527404
  18. For the ones below, I am not completely sure if they’re fortifications or just any other structures. Someone on Wikimapia thinks they are.

  19. Dhankoli – 27.3292205,74.8133647
  20. Khatu Hill Fort – 27.1268438,74.3087715
  21. Khatu Town Fort – 27.1271804,74.3158418
  22. Ratanga – 27.219115,74.0142086
  23. Odint/Odit – 27.5779698,74.3031362

Forts around Tumkur

The Maps

Forts around Tumkur
Original map courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.(Click to enlarge).

For the original map, see link. As always, the ones I could locate on Google Maps from the map above are marked in blue, those that I found listed in the map but not through satellite are in red.

  1. Nijagal – 13.2474648,77.2174072 Also see the first post.
  2. Devaranyadurga – 13.3810609,77.2141993
  3. Unknown overlooking Tumkur – 13.3241381,77.1631193
  4. Channarayandurga – 13.5967189,77.2084272
  5. Maddagiri/Madhugiri – 13.65488,77.2061419
  6. Sira/Kasturi Rangappa Nayaka Fort – 13.7435851,76.9138563
  7. Basavangi betta/Bhasmangi – 13.7489209,77.035253
  8. Ratnagiri – 13.8165357,77.1289372
  9. Madakasira – 13.9444957,77.2689754
  10. Gudibanda – 13.9741724,77.1023512
  11. Lakki halli fort ruins – 13.9285273,76.4455748
    I am not quite certain about this one. There does seem to be some sort of wall surrounding the settlement.
  12. Hosadurga – 13.7873415,76.2821746
  13. Unknown – 13.6240704,76.3388658
  14. Bairavadurga – 13.0931942,77.1741888
  15. Midigeshi – 13.8319752,77.1935248

Forts around Dharwar-Hospet-Badami Triangle

The Maps

Forts around Dharwad-Hospet-Badami Triangle
Original map courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.(Click to enlarge)

The Forts

  1. Gajendragarh
  2. Shantagiri
  3. Belur
  4. Wankandrug or Vakkandurg
  5. Chikanal
  6. Gudur
  7. Kelur
  8. Mangalgud
  9. Badami –
    Southern part, Northern
  10. Mudkavi/Mudakavi
  11. Ramdurg
  12. Sirsangi, Govankop
  13. Hooli
  14. Parasgad
  15. Saundatti
  16. Nargund
  17. Anegundi
  18. Hampi
  19. Koppal
  20. Bahadur Banda
  21. Hamgi/Hammagi
  22. HoLalavvana Gudda,Srimantha Ghada Fort
  23. Mundargi
  24. Rangapur
  25. Torgal
  26. Munnavali

Clustering of Forts
There are clearly three different clusters of forts in this map. The top half of the map contains two clusters, one to the west of the hill range and the other to the east. A thin ridge connects the two clusters and a bulge of plains that also extends southwards with Gadag at the center of this plain region.

The third southern cluster is obviously meant to protect access to the Tungabhadra river south of the cluster.

Thanks to Siddeshwar for pointing out some of the forts listed in this post and for putting up pictures from his travels to those forts at his blog.