Symbol of Bravery-Kittur Fort
The Fort stands as evidence of one of the first freedom struggles of the country that was led by Rani Chennamma. Kittur Fort is one of the major historical monuments in Karnataka and its immense historical significance. The brave ruler who ruled over her estate from the fort. With its old palaces, monuments and statues Kittur exudes historic attraction. Kittur Fort also has a palace within it that is popularly known as Rani Chennamma’s palace. The palace within the fort was built in the Peshwa-Islamic style. A beautiful dwara mantapa was built in front of the palace. The mantapa was 100 ft in breadth and 300 ft. in length. It had tall and decorated pillars. There are different types of rooms present in the fort like as Pooja room,kitchen etc. their is also a beautiful lake in the fort. The archaeological museum of the fort is a treasure trove of antiques and relics. The museum has a rich collection of ancient weapons, stone idols, swords, shields, mail-coats, engraved wooden doors and windows of the Kittur palace, inscriptions, paintings, idols of Vishnu, Surya, Durga, etc. and many other priceless antiques. The Kittur Fort and the palace are open to all and can be visited at any time of the year.