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Kittur Chennamma Fort is a great Historical Monument in Karnataka and also a major Tourist Attraction in Karnataka. The small town Kittur is known worldwide for the Kittur Chennamma Fort. Kittur Chennamma Fort is situated at a distance of 50 kilometers from Belgaum and from Dharwad it is located at a distance of 32 kilometers. Kittur is a small town and an interesting tourist spot because of its old palaces, monuments and statues. The Kittur Chennamma Fort stands as an evidence of the great Freedom struggle that was led by Rani Chennamma. Kittur is also important as an archaeological site. The Kittur Chennamma Fort stands as a symbol of bravery and women's pride.

Kittur also has many important forts other than the Chennamma Fort. The other monuments of Kittur have been taken care of and are being renovated. The monuments of Kittur and the Kittur Chennamma Fort in Kittur in Karnataka in India reflect the historical evidences that have taken place in the town during the bygone eras. Kittur Chennamma Fort of Kittur stands as reminiscence to the great deed that Rani Chennamma did for the country. Rani Chennamma led the revolt against British far ahead of the 1857 revolt. Rani Chennamma led the revolt against the British after the introduction of the Doctrine of Lapse.
A museum is also present in Kittur which exhibits some antique pieces like swords, shields, wooden doors, mail-coat etc.

Kittur although a small place has gained a high prominence in the pages of history because of Rani Chennamma and her initiative to freed the country from the British rule. The monuments and the forts speak highly of the historical prominence of the place. The Kittur Chennamma Fort in Karnataka in India is also noticed because of its high architectural brilliance and value. A tourist who is on a tour to Karnataka must visit the Kittur Chennamma Fort and get the feel of the bravery and pride that Rani Chennamma has shown in her deeds.

Kitturu Rani Chennamma ,( 1778 - 1829 ) was the queen of the princely state Kittur in Karnataka . In 1824, thirtythree years before the 1857 war of independence she led an armed rebellion against the British in response to the Doctrine of lapse . The resistance ended in her martyrdom and she is remembered today as one of the earliest Indian rulers to have fought for independence. Along with Abbakka Rani , Keladi Chennamma and Onake Obavva she is much venerated in Karnataka as an icon of bravery and women's pride.

Early Life

Chennamma was born in a Kakati, almost 56 years earlier than Rani Laxmi Bai, in a small village north of Belgaum in Karnataka . She was married to Raja Mallasurja. With this marriage she had only one son who died in 1824. She adopted Shivalingappa and made him heir to the throne. The British East India Company did not accept this and ordered expulsion of Shivalingappa with the help of their policy Doctrine of lapse .The Rani defied the order. A great battle ensued. The Rani fought the British with great courage and skill. She could not, however, hold out for long. She was taken captive and lodged in Bailhongal Fort

Chennamma was the first lady who fought against british for their unwanted interference and tax collection(Kappa).Chennamma was a legendary queen who fought the British army from her base in the small kingdom of Kittur in the Belgaum district of Karnataka State, India . She was ably aided in her struggle by her lieutenant Sangolli Rayanna .

Distance:-
500 km North of Bangalore
Dharwad - 32km, Belgaum - 50km
Dabolim (Goa) - 125km
By Road:-
12 hours.
Location:-
Located on the Pune-Bangalore highway about 50km from Belgaum and 32km from Dharwad.
Route:-
NH4 to Belgaum then state road to Kittur.
When to go:-
Any time of the year .
Tourist offices:- KSTDC(bookings and info) Badami House, NR Square, Bangalore Tel: 080-2275869, Fax: 2352626 Email: kstdc@vsnl.in
Where to stay :-

Sankam Residency Gandhi Nagar, Airport Road,
Belgaum - 590 016 Tel: 08312-455838 - 41
Fax: 08312-455618 Tariff Range: Rs. 775/- to Rs. 2500/-

Travel Inn Pune-Bangalore Road, Sattur, Dharwad - 580 002 Tel: 08362-464848
Fax: 08362-464849
Tariff Range: Rs. 1550/- to Rs. 2300/-+Tax

Hotel Adarsha Palace College Road,
Opposite Lingraju College, Belgaum - 590 001
Tel: 08312-435777 - 84 Fax: 08312-431022
Tariff Range: Rs. 595/- to Rs. 1250/- +Tax

Hotel Karishma Near Hubli Toll Naka, Pune-Bangalore Road, Dharwad - 580 004 Tel: 08362-436441 - 43 Tariff Range: Rs.595/- to Rs. 1250/-+Tax

Hotel Milan Kittur Chennamma Circle, Club Road,
Belgaum - 590 001 Tel: 08312-425555, 62, Fax: 08312-423535 Tariff Range: Rs. 400/- to Rs. 1200/-

Hotel Hoysala Opposite Kittel College, Pune-Bangalore Road, Dharwad - 580 001 Tel: 08362-445627 - 29 Tariff Range: Rs. 300/- to Rs. 700/-

Central Park Shankar Plaza, Pune-Bangalore Road, Dharwad - 580 001 Tel: 08362-440797, 448389 Tariff Range: Rs. 270/- to Rs. 650/-

Hotel Keerthi Near R.T.O Circle, Pune-Bangalore Road, Belgaum - 590 016 Tel: 08312-466999
Fax: 08312-437999 Tariff Range: Rs. 300/- to Rs. 600/-

Hotel Vaishali Vijaya Road, Dharwad - 580 001
Tel: 08362-226805 Fax: 08362- 445755
Email: shali_dwd@satyam.net.in
Tariff Range: Rs. 200/- to Rs. 560/-


Hotel Dharwar Pune-Bangalore Road, Dharwad - 580 001 Tel: 08362-447725, 447727, 443349
Tariff Range: Rs. 500/-Above

Pai Hotel Opposite Central Bus Stand, Pune-Bangalore Road, Belgaum - 590 016
Tel: 08312-432252, 426877
Tariff Range: Rs. 160/- to Rs. 450/-

Hotel Western Tower Kirloskar Road, Belgaum - 590 002 Tel: 08312-430331, 32
Tariff Range: Rs. 150/- to Rs. 400/-+Tax

Brindavan Lodge Station Road, Dharwad - 580 001 Tel: 08362-441580, 444417, 740078
Tariff Range: Rs. 135/- to Rs. 333/-

Hotel Sheetal Khadebazar, Belgaum - 590 002
Tel: 08312-429222, 467664, 400610
Tariff Range: Rs. 120/- to Rs. 325/-+Tax

Meenakshi Lodging and Boarding Station Road, Belgaum - 590 001 Tel: 08312-422734
Tariff Range: Rs. 200/- to Rs. 300/-+Tax

Hotel Pavan College Road, Belgaum - 590 001
Tel: 08312-426424, 430424
Tariff Range: Rs. 200/- to Rs. 300/-+Tax

Hotel Gurukrupa Saptapur, Dharwad - 580 001
Tel: 08362-772856 Tariff Range: Rs. 200/- to Rs. 300/-

Hotel Nataraja Near Sangam Talkies, Sangam Circle, Dharwad - 580 008 Tel: 08362-442855
Tariff Range: Rs. 200/- to Rs. 300/-

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