Kakati is a village 6 kms north of Belgaum; it is the birthplace of Kittur Rani Chennamma. Kakati fort is situated on the edge of a hill range next to the village. It is believed that Chennamma as a child grew up in this hill fort. Later she was married to Mallasarja Desai of Kittur, about 42 kms from Kakati.
October 5, 2013
The fort was easy to locate, the hill is situated right next to NH4. A narrow road flanked by homes links the highway and the hill; a stairway links the base of the hill to the fort; a five minute climb. Light rain started as I ascended and stopped as I reached the fort. Sky was cloudy and air was mist laden.
Here's a rough plan of the fort.
Rani Chennamma in the village square.