Shivappa Nayaka Fort, Nagara, Karnataka, India (with photos)

Nagara is a small village in the Shivamogga district of the Indian state of Karnataka. Earlier name of this place was Bidanoor, which was the last capital of the Keladi rulers. There is a beautiful fort, popularly known as "Nagara Fort" built by Shivappa Nayaka during the 16th century under the Keladi rulers.

Apart from the Shivappa Nayaka Fort, there are few other attractions one of which is the Devagange Tank (Bathing ponds for Queens) its like a swimming pool & the fountain. The speciality of this tank is, there will be water all 365 days in a year. During 16th century, as there were no motors to pump water & make the fountain, you might be wondering how the fountain was working without pumps/motors. Yes, here is how it was made to work, there is a nearby mountain on top of which there is a tank maintained which gets water all 365 days & there was a copper pipe from that tank coming down till this fountain place, as water flows from the top of the mountain, there is enough pressure generated which can run the fountain.

Getting There:
From Bengaluru: Its around 370 km
Route: Bengaluru -> Tumkur -> Tiptur -> Birur/Kadur -> Shivamogga -> Ayanur -> Ripponpete -> Hosnagara -> Nagara

From Hosnagara, Nagara is around 15 km
From Shivamogga, Nagara is around 82 km

Places of Interest nearby:
* Kolluru Mookambika Temple (Around 40 km)
* Shivamogga (Around 82 km)
* Kuppalli (54 km) : Birthplace of the famous Kannada Poet - Kuvempu
* Sigandur Chowdeshwari Temple (Around 66 km)
* Maravanthe Beach (75 km)

Devagange Tank

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