Chandragiri Fort, Kerala

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Chandragiri Fort

ചന്ദ്രഗിരി കോട്ട

ಚಂದ್ರಗಿರಿ ಕೋಟೆ
Chandragiri Fort Kerala
Chandragiri Fort in Kasargod, Kerala
Chandragiri Fort in Kasargod, Kerala
Chandragiri Fort is located in Kerala
Chandragiri Fort
Chandragiri Fort
Chandragiri Fort is located in India
Chandragiri Fort
Chandragiri Fort
Coordinates: 12°28′01″N 75°00′12″E / 12.466946°N 75.003248°E / 12.466946; 75.003248
Country India
DistrictKasargod District
RegionNorth Malabar (Kolathnadu)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
A structure int the Chandragiri Fort

Chandragiri Fort (Malayalam: ചന്ദ്രഗിരി കോട്ട, Kannada :ಚಂದ್ರಗಿರಿ ಕೋಟೆ) is a fort built in the 17th century, situated in Kasaragod District of Kerala, South India. This large squarish fort is 150 feet (46 m) above sea level and occupies an area of about seven acres[1] by the side of the river Payaswini. The fort is now in ruins.

The fort has an eventful history. In earlier days, the river was considered to be the border of two powerful kingdoms - Kolathunadu and Thulunadu. When Thulunadu was captured by the Vijayanagara Empire, the Kolathunadu kings lost the Chandragiri region to them. During the decline of the Vijayanagara Empire, the area was administratively looked after by the Keladi Nayakas of Ikkeri. When the Vijayanagara Empire fell in the 16th century, Vengappa Nayaka declared independence. Later Shivappa Nayaka took over the reins. He built a chain of forts of which Chandragiri is part.

Entrance of Chandragiri Fort
Chandragiri Fort

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  1. ^ Divakaran, Kattakada (2005). Kerala Sanchaaram. Trivandrum, India: Z Library. p. 925.

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Coordinates: 12°28′12″N 75°00′11″E / 12.470°N 75.003°E / 12.470; 75.003