June 23, 2012
I stopped at Hosaharalapura to inquire path to go up the hill. A bunch of school kids told its an easy climb, you can reach the summit in 10 minutes...
After the visit to Hire Benakal previous day, we had spent the night at Gangawati. Morning first we visit Kampli Kote, next was Shivapura fort. The fort did not look very far but the slope was steep. Neelappa was ahead of me and lagging behind me were Mohan mama and Malatesh. Stains in wavy patterns left by water flowing down hill.
|Crumbling first line of defense|
A lonely sculpture of Ganesha surrounded by tiny houses made by people in mark of their pending wishes. the fort wall did not look strong, it was quite thin.
|Second line of defense|
Inside of the rock temple. I cannot remember what deity resides in here.
The side and rear parts of the fort are in ruins.
The daughter was too shy to stand alone for a picture, she would not let mom go.
Shivapura fort coordinates: 15°20'47"N 76°21'27"E