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Another day another fort

With ganesha festival over, the long weekend was drawing to a close. As usual a drive was planned , with the usual suspects (Srikanth and Shashi) joining in.  With the pickups done we hit the road and within a couple of hours we were at dabaspet. With empty roads, the ride was smooth for a few more kms, and the road conditions worsens after that.

A short break near a lake and a couple of photos followed before we continued our journey

Lake

Refilling at a petrol bunk we reached madhugiri , and after breakfast the ride continued. The road conditions deteriorates further and with low speeds we continued till we reached andhra border. With road conditions improving the ride also improved.

Scneary enroute to madhugiri

Another half hour we were back into karnataka and pavagada was just a couple of kms away. We reached the town and asked for directions to the fort.

A local accompanied who directed us to the fort also doubled as a guide.

Hills near pavagada

We soon reached the fort and began to long walk back to the top

Entrance

Pavagada fort was built by a vijaynagar chieftain in 1405. The fort has entrances in each level and appears to be heavily fortified

A couple of entrances at various levels

We roamed the fort for some time covering all parts of it, while taking photos.

View from top of the fort

Soon it was time to head back. We inquired about any alternative route to bangalore and we were told to go to via hindupur and lepakshi to bangalore. We were assured the road is good, which convinced us to take the route. The route appeared to be good for a while however it worsened after a while. We reached hindupur and had a late lunch before proceeding to lepakshi. The journey was quite slow due to the bad roads.

A short visit to the temple, and we left for bangalore.

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Name: Subbu Interests : Trekking,travelling Hobbies: Photography

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