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Ballalarayana Durga Fort

| Bettabalige, Western Ghats, Chikmagalur, India
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It's Not About Fort! But The Nature! Great Place! One Must Visit!

It's not about fort but about nature. Tall mountains, deep valley, forest, greenery, fog and... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2018
Shiva K
Just WOW!

Visit this place during monsoons to see its real beauty. The low hanging clouds covering the... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2018
gowrid265
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“lonely place” (2 reviews)
“century” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Bettabalige, Western Ghats, Chikmagalur, India
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

It's not about fort but about nature. Tall mountains, deep valley, forest, greenery, fog and clouds, all put together makes it a fantastic place. You don't need to climb up the mountain to watch fort but just view the mountains and return. It's a great...More

Thank Shiva K
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Visit this place during monsoons to see its real beauty. The low hanging clouds covering the mountain ranges will leave you mesmerized for sure!

Thank gowrid265
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

It is in shambles ... few years down the line there will be nothing .. wouldnt suggest visiting unless you wanna do some trek ...

Thank MSKD007
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This was a kote, now it looks like few stones left in the port. Some one dig 2 eastern comods with no water source beside the port. Not in a condition to use. Water is not there beside this port. Seenary is very nice to...More

Thank kevalk80
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

This fort, built by wife of Veer Ballala 1 a Hoysala Kind is ruined completely. Only few walls are left so nothing to see here. Beauty of this spot is the trek one has to take from nearby Kalabhairaveshwara Temple. Trek is comparatively easy if...More

Thank rat_astro
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This is one of the place to trek in Chikmagalur. Nice routes through Forest. Full greenery. The viewpoint was really good.Better to trek during Nov. or Dec

Thank Suresh A
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

The trek to this ruined fort was a breathtaking one. We went during monsoon, it was raining continuously but the trek was brilliant as a whole. Fort was playing hide and seek in the mist. One can easily reach this fort from Sunkasale side than...More

Thank gdinesh
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

It is very nice place for trekking, should be group of 3 or more. it is very good place and unspoiled, pure nature. things to be take care. it is lonely place, don't venture into forest, chances of missing the track road. no food or...More

Thank Mruthunjay
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

One day a late October 2016 was driving back to Bangalore from Horanadu and passed through a village called Sunkasale near Balehonnur. Saw a forest department display board in bold, indicating Ballalarayanadurga at a distance of 8 kms. Enquiry with locals revealed that a motorable...More

4  Thank Ravi_Aparanji
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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Worth trying this place if you are driving between Kalasa - Kottigehara ..this is approx 8 kms from the main road - diversion from a place called Sunkashale...fort is accessible by trek only however you can enjoy the breathtaking view of plains from point accessible...More

1  Thank Avinash P
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Emil M
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Response from Mruthunjay | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is free. but plan before visiting. check out the climate
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