Chitradurga district, Karnataka

Chitradurga is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the headquarters of the Chitradurga district. The city is located on the banks of the Tungabhadra River, about 230 kilometers from Bangalore. Chitradurga is a popular tourist destination, known for its forts, temples, and historical sites.

Nearby Districts

The three districts that are located near Chitradurga are:

  • Davanagere
  • Haveri
  • Shimoga


The weather in Chitradurga is generally hot and dry. The average temperature ranges from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit Chitradurga is during the winter months, from November to February.

Pin Code

The pin code of Chitradurga is 577501.

Vehicle Registration

The vehicle registration number for Chitradurga is KA-57.

Telephone Code

The telephone code for Chitradurga is 08352.

Taluk List

The taluks in the Chitradurga district are:

  • Chitradurga
  • Holalkere
  • Hosadurga
  • Huliyurdurga
  • Kanakapura
  • N.R. Pura
  • Tarikere


Some of the popular foods in Chitradurga include:

  • Bisi bele bath
  • Ragi mudde
  • Holige
  • Neer dosa
  • Ragi toffee

Tourist Places

Some of the popular tourist places in the Chitradurga district include:

  • Chitradurga Fort
  • Fort Magundi
  • Hoysaleshwara Temple
  • Kamalapur Lake
  • Navalgund Fort
  • Ranganathaswamy Temple
  • Saundatti Fort
  • Turuvekere Fort

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the Chitradurga district is during the winter months, from November to February. The weather is pleasant during this time, and there are fewer crowds.

Things to Do

Some of the things to do in the Chitradurga district include:

  • Visit the Chitradurga Fort and explore its history.
  • Hike to the Fort Magundi and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
  • Visit the Hoysaleshwara Temple and admire its architecture.
  • Take a boat ride on the Kamalapur Lake and enjoy the scenery.
  • Explore the Navalgund Fort and learn about its history.
  • Visit the Ranganathaswamy Temple and offer prayers at the holy shrine.
  • Go trekking in the Saundatti Fort and enjoy the challenging terrain.
  • Visit the Turuvekere Fort and learn about its history.