Chandravalli is an archaeological site located about 4 kms from Chitradurga town. Chandravalli valley is formed by three hills- Chitradurga, Kirabanakallu & Cholagudda -this place is a known archaeological site. Chandravalli means moon shaped, was known as Chandanavati, named after Chandrahasa the place's one time ruler. Chandravalli is known for its subterennean cave temple. The place is also known as Ankali Matha because holymen from Ankalagi village (Belgaum) congregated here to perform meditation.
March 16, 2014
After having spent the entire morning exploring the ruins of Chitradurga fort, we (cab driver Ravi and I) arrive at Chandravalli by 2PM, hungry and tired. The site is manned by a gate to restrict vehicular entry into the site. The parking area was well shaded by huge trees. We settled down on a circular platform around a tree trunk and spread out our lunch items.. however we had to be watchful of redfaced monkeys. One distracted moment, one of the thugs grabbed a jolada rotti from Ravi's plate. Anyway, we finished our meal without any more incidents. Ravi chose to stay with his cab while I went exploring the site.. On seeing this wonderful sight I regretted having not getting our lunch pack here. The place has a superb ambiance..
Now we are at the lowest level of the cave. Note the boulder ceiling tapering down.