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.