October 5, 2013
Gokak fort was the sixth and last item on my itinerary. From Samangad we drove down via Hunnur, Hidkal Dam, Konnur and Gokak Falls. Konnur is a archaeological site with 3 megalithic tombs; I was tempted to stop and inquire but time was tight; I decided to move on to Gokak. As Gokak town and its the hill-with-a-cap-stone came into view, the hill looked taller than expected - this is going to be a tiring climb. We took the road going towards the confluence of Markhandeya and Ghataprabha - some where close by is the flight of steps going up the hill. Parts of Gokak town is on the hill slopes, a maze of narrow streets and lanes cover ¾ perimeter of the hill and ¼ way up. The cab could go as far as this water tank, from here I had to go by foot.
Gokak fort coordinates: 16°10'6"N 74°48'53"E