..continued from Yadgiri fort - part 1.
|Arishina-Kunkuma flies high over Yadgiri|
It was around 10-30 now, no breakfast. All of us were hungry. Luckily we had some homemade eatables- oondi and avalakki -in our bags. We found a shady spot close to Ramlingeshwara temple and refueled. The break was good, we felt rested and energized. We'll be descending the hill on the eastern face. More ruined structures and water tanks.
Truly an amazing fort, one of the largest I've ever seen. We had explored less than half of it.
We were exhausted by the time we reached our car. We had a good wash in running water. We drove towards the main road and stopped at a junction to buy some fruits and also ask for directions for other spots- Wagengera fort, Shahpur fort, Shorapur and Vanadurga. I walked into a cloth shop and met its owner, a young man named Rakesh Jain. He was friendly and a good host. he offered us tea and we weren't in a mind to refuse. We spoke of our interest in historical places and our plans. Some how I asked directions for Wadgera instead of Wagengera. Rakesh did mention his doubts about anything historical at Wadgera but I insisted. Anyway, we spoke of other things too and learned that Rakesh was a student of a college in Dharwad. We exchanged numbers and bid bye to our friendly host.
|North-west face of Yadgir fort|
Yadgiri fort Coordinates: 16°45'56"N 77°8'22"E