Bangalore city holds a great many secrets w. Parts of history can be found in the unlikeliest of places. One such mysterious place is the Chikkajala Fort ruins, located 25 km outside the city on the way to the airport. While some claim that the site is over 3,000 years old, the odd mixture of styles in the architecture make it difficult to pin down an accurate timeline.
With fort walls enclosing a two-acre land within the bounds, the most well-preserved piece is a Hanuman Temple. Pillars that stand after centuries of decline are arranged around a kalyani or a pond.
The architecture has elements of both pre-Islamic and Mysore style art, thus indicating that some portions might have been constructed when the previous structures fell through. The thin walls of the compound, as well as the lack of fortifications, seem to indicate that the structure was never meant to be a fort, but rather a walled temple compound.
The walls bear some resemblance to the style of Tipu Sultan’s Devanahalli fort. The overgrown forest and looming peepal tree make the stone pillars appear as a natural outgrowth. Almost a decade ago, certain parts were demolished to enlarge the Bangalore Highway. But the remaining parts contain enough of the intricate carvings and designs to make a trip worth the effort. So go take a look at this lost part of history!
Reported by:Renuka kende mahesh