Gandikota which is most famous for its Grand Canyon-like gorge has also another important tourist attraction which is the Gandikota Fort. The ruins of the fort and its structures lie right next to the gorge, in fact, the fort was purposely built in this location so that the gorge acts as a natural defense on one side. The different remaining structures inside the fort complex is spread out and if you want to see them properly then can take nearly half a day thus prepare and plan accordingly. Gandikota fort forms a part of the tourist circle which comprises of Belum Caves – Gandikota Gorge – Gandikota Fort – Gooty Fort.
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I became a fan of Tipu Sultan just after watching the famous “Sword of Tipu Sultan” on Doordarshan during the early 90’s. Ironically at that time our family used to stay in Bangalore (Bengaluru) and we had visited Mysore (Mysuru) many times but never Srirangapatna.
Somehow this year I managed a plan to a two day trip to Mysore and I had made my mind that I would definitely visit Srirangapatna. The train was horribly late and by the time we reached Mysore it was nearly mid-day. After a quick lunch, we set off to Srirangapatna on a hired car. The weather was fine with occasional drizzle making the drive very pleasant. Srirangapatna is like a twin town of Mysore and takes just forty-five minutes. The time was short and I wanted to complete seeing all the places of interest in Srirangapatna.
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