The Two Fort Gates (inner and outer)

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Location: Dharwad, KarnatakaYear: 1403 CE

The fort is said to have been built in 1403 CE. It covers an area of 76 acres with a perimeter of about 2515 yards. Originally, it had only one entrance and later on, one more gate was added. The first gatewas built using lime mortar. The arch and the sides are built with granite stones in lime mortar and iron. The doors are made of strong wood. There is a small door to its left side, for individuals to enter. Its massive wooden doors aredressed in granite stones with cement mortar. On the top of the gateway is a Persian inscription which exhorts the devout muslim to trust in Ali and Muhammad to ward off the difficult moments of life.

Category: FortsOwnership: Government of India
Fort Dharwad Karnataka

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