​​​​Rocky, Hillock,Madhugiri

Madugiri in Tumkur dt, 43 km from Tumkur, is famous for its massive hill fort. Its ancient name is Maddagiri and it has temples of Venkataramana and Malleshwara built by Vijayanagara feudatories. There is also a Mallinatha basadi. Rani Virammaji of Keladi was held captive here by Haider Ali and later, Marathas released her, but she died on her way to Pune. The fort has majestic gateways called Antaralada Bagilu, Diddibagilu, and Mysore Gate etc. Midigeshi 19 km from here is another tall hill fort of importance in medieval times.


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