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|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.
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.
There is good bus connectivitiy from Bengaluru to Madhugiri.
Madhugiri is the nearest bus station. Madhugiri Fort is just 4 km away.
Tumakuru is the nearest railway station. From Tumkur, Siddarabetta is 48 km away.
Bangalore is the nearest airport.
There are KSRTC buses from Bengaluru to Madhugiri. Journey time is approximately 1 hr. From here, Madhugiri fort is just 4 km.
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.