Chitradurga Fort or as the British called it Chitaldoorg, is a fortification that straddles several hills and a peak overlooking
a flat valley in the Chitradurga District, Karnataka, India. The forts name Chitrakaldurga, which means picturesque fort in Kannada, is the namesake of the town Chitradurga and its administrative district.
The fort was built in stages between the 11th and 13th centuries by the dynastic rulers of the region including the Chalukyas and Hoysalas,
later the Nayakas of Chitradurga of the Vijayanagar Empire.