Madhugiri Fort

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Rated 3.5 / 5 - based on 100 reviews
Attractions : Fort, Trek
Season : January to December
Weather : Summer (23 to 34°C), Winter (15 to 30°C)


Madhugiri means "Hill of Honey bees", the name was derived because of the abundant presense of honey bee colonies during the early days. The Madugiri fort was constructed in the 17th century by rulers of Ganga dynasty. Over the course of time, this fort was occupied by several rulers including Hyder Ali, Tippu Sultan before being taken over by British.

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Madhugiri Fort and the Trek

The trek to ascend the Madhugiri fort is an adventerous experience. The steep terrain of this fort is an interesting climb. There are several water tanks setup throughout the structure of this fort. The idea was to convert rain water as a source of water to the fort. The whole climb to the top takes around 2 hours at a slow pace.

Things to do in Madhugiri Fort

  • Enjoy the view of the surroundings at Madhugiri Fort.
  • Trek the Madhugiri fort.

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Travel Guide

How to reach Madhugiri Fort

There is good bus connectivitiy from Bengaluru to Madhugiri.

Nearest Bus Station:-

Madhugiri is the nearest bus station. Madhugiri Fort is just 4 km away.

Nearest railway station:-

Tumakuru is the nearest railway station. From Tumkur, Siddarabetta is 48 km away.

Nearest airport:-

Bangalore is the nearest airport.

How to reach Madhugiri Fort from Bangalore


There are KSRTC buses from Bengaluru to Madhugiri. Journey time is approximately 1 hr. From here, Madhugiri fort is just 4 km.

Car / Taxi

Bengaluru to Madhugiri Fort distance is 108 km. This route is thorugh National Highway 4 and State Highway 3. From Bengaluru, connect to Tumkur road. Follow National Highway 4 and State Highway 3 to reach Madhugiri. This route goes through Dabaspete and Koratagere to reach Madhugiri.


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