The Devanahalli Fort in Bangalore is located around 35 km north of Bangalore city. The fort is popular as the birthplace of Tipu Sultan, the 'Tiger of Mysore'. Though the fort is in ruins today, it is still visited by tourists different parts of the world as it has a historical background and archaeological relevance too.
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The fort has 12 bastions and is spread across 20 acres of land, with very small entrances to the east and west. The entrances of the fort are decorated with cut plasterwork. The house of Tipu Sultan and Haider Ali is one of the main attractions of the fort.
The birthplace of Tipu Sultan is another reason that brings tourists to the fort. There is a memorial with a small plaque that marks the birthplace of the King.