5 forts in South India that you should explore

South India has long been known for its rich, fascinating history and cultural treasures. Its culture is blessed with magnificent temples, amazing architectural temples and stylish, elegant and unique monuments. The numerous forts that are located there may be explored to have a better understanding of the beauty of South India.

Here are 5 beautiful forts in South India that you should explore


1. Badami Fort, Karnataka

The magnificent Badami Fort, set on a hilltop, will leave you in awe of its beauty. It dates back to the fifth century and the building credits go to Pulakesi the second. It is situated in the Bagalkot region of North Karnataka and is renowned for its culture and history.

2. The Golconda Fort, Telangana

The Golkonda Fort in Hyderabad has to be included while discussing a magnificent fort that is still standing strong after eight hundred years. Its acoustic effects are amazing; from the top of the pavilion, almost a kilometre away, one can hear the sound of a handclap at a specific location just below the entry point.

3. Belgaum Fort, Karnataka

You would get chills from the fascinating history of Karnataka’s Belgaum, also known as Belgavi Fort, which dates back to the Ratta dynasty. During India’s l freedom struggle, the British captured Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our nation, in this exact fort. This fact alone will grab your interest.

4. Sadras Dutch Fort, Chennai

Situated in a peaceful little town close to Kalpakkam, Sadras Fort is among the nation’s oldest Dutch forts. In 1606, the Dutch made their way to the Coromandel Coast, where they built a stronghold. According to legend, construction of this fort started in 1612 along the East Coast Road.

5. Vellore Fort, Chennai

Chinna Bommi Reddy and Thimma Reddy Nayak built Vellore Fort, one of the city’s famous tourist attractions, in 1566. They were Vijayanagara ruler Sadasiva Raya’s chieftains and they utilized large granite blocks to construct the fort’s outer walls, which were surrounded by a moat.