Three years back while researching forts it looked as though Uchangidurga and Uchangipura were one and same. However, later it turned out to be two different locations. Also, I learnt that Uchangipura was also known as Hosadurga.
March 6, 2013
After the lunch break at Uchangidurga, we made our way towards Hosadurga. The fort was visible from a distance since it was situated on higher ground. To our cab driver Ravi, the bastions looked like banavi ~ stacks of stalks like maize or jowar. Anyway, I was glad to have reached the fort without much effort.
The fort was a stones throw from the main road. We parked the cab close to the fort. That's Malatesh; wondering what to shoot in these ruins, there's nothing much left of the fort.
A rough plan of Uchangipura fort.
A gap in the wall looked like the main entrance - marked A in map. It's interesting to see how stones are packed to form a wall.
Uchangipura offers a great view of Uchangidurga, Surely these two forts were connected in the past.
We say bye to the village folks and move on towards Kanakuppe fort.
Uchangipura fort coordinates: 14°36'6"N 76°9'8"E