Irkalghad fort was discovered while exploring Wikimapia for routes from Koppal to Kanakagiri. The fort was unmarked. I marked the fort on Wikimapia and added it to my list of forts.
July 27, 2012
First stop for the day was at Gavimath at Koppal. Next was Irkalghad. The hill fort was in our view as we neared Irkalghad. We entered a small village, parked the car near the government school. A board near the school gate said Yelamageri. Irkalghad must on the other side of this hill. We made our way through the narrow streets of the village with people staring at us. Who are these people? Why have they come here? We found the way to the hill just near Hanuman temple.
A bastion on a boulder. This would have been a sentry post to guard fort's Southern side. The climb was not really steep.
Our next destination was Kanakagiri but on the way we had a pleasant surprise :)
Irakalghad fort coordinates: 15°28'2"N 76°13'15"E