December 24, 2012
We reached Shahapur half past noon, Sun was blazing down fiercely, the hill fort was visible from the town, the hill seemed to be a kilometer long. Climbing it would require several hours, we were hungry. After lunch none of us were in a mood to climb a rocky hill under the blazing Sun. We decided to move on to Vanadurga instead.
November 27, 2013
The day started with Wagangera followed by Deodurga, Tintini and Vibuthihalli. It was around 3PM when we entered Shahapur. 15 minutes went by in inquiring and negotiating the narrow streets of the old town. Suresh chose to stay back with his cab. Besides the camera I equipped myself with a bottle of water and two packs of chikki and starting the trek.
The uphill path is paved with dressed stone blocks, designed for heavy traffic in all weather conditions. The stones are well tread, smooth surfaces is evidence of constant use. When hot these stones are quite slippery, have to watch every step.
Shahpur fort - part 2.
Shahapur hill was known as Sagaradri Betta before Muslim rulers took over the place. Read this article to learn more about Shahapur history.