September 15, 2012
After exploring Kutkankeri hills, we stopped for lunch. Malatesh was exhausted, Suryadeva's effect. He slept off while Raju and I had lunch. When we were done, I woke Malatesh and forced and him to have little curd-rice... he agreed it felt better. Next on the itinerary were Guldegudda, Amingad and Aihole. I wan't sure about Guledgudda having a fort but I wanted to confirm.
Guledgudda is a small town at the base of a hill range. We could not see any ruins from the road. We inquired with local folks- no, there's no fort on the hill. However at one end of the hill range there was a bastion like structure which happened to be a temple. It would have good if I had climbed the hill to confirm but time and energy was in question. Well, if there was a fort, some on would have told it.. let's move on to Amingad.
Amingad is also a small town at the base of a hill range. The highway connecting Bagalkot to Kudala Sangama passes through Amingad. We could see ruins of the fort from the outskirts, now the question is where's the easiest path to climb the hill.
|Google Map screen shot of Amingad town, hill & fort.|
Bye Amingad. We took the road to Aihole, a 8 km drive.
Amingad fort Coordinates: 16°3'36"N 75°57'4"E