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).

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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).

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  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.

Savanadurg in water colour

Savanadurg in water colour

Forts around Mathura and Bharatpur

Forts around Bharatpur and Mathura

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

  1. Adeeg/Aring – 27.4859735, 77.5287098
  2. Dig/Deeg – 27.4706678, 77.3289871
  3. Kumher – 27.3151252, 77.3791391
  4. Bharatpur/Lohargarh – 27.2205842, 77.4956703
  5. Sewar – 27.1904222, 77.4419188
  6. Fatehpur Sikri – 27.0904217, 77.6672029
  7. Weir – 27.0167917, 77.1750069
  8. Randheergarh/Randhirgarh – 27.0181441, 77.005797
  9. Mahwah – 27.0395614, 76.916104
  10. Jatwara – 27.2637902, 76.8785906
  11. Mandawar also known as Abhaydurg – 27.1516604, 76.858997
  12. Rajgarh – 27.2341216, 76.6156054

    Rajgarh is spread over a vast area and different parts of the fort are not completely connected to each other. See these maps for all the portions visible on Wikimapia.

  13. Alwar also known as Bala Quila – 27.5825083, 76.5865946
  14. Firozpur Jhirka – 27.7893333, 76.9415474
  15. Govindgarh – 27.5129912, 77.0054644 also see this post.
  16. Laxmangarh – 27.3632969, 76.8607485

    ..and two other structures that look like fortifications near Laxmangarh.

And for the sake of interest, I’ve marked Khanua/Khanwa on the map to locate the place of the famous Battle of Khanua.