Hutridurga, also known as Uttari Betta is a fortified hill in the south-east of Kunigal taluk near Bangalore. The fort is around 3708 feet above the sea level and is roughly 65 km west of Bengaluru.
It is situated off the Kunigal-Magadi state highway (SH94), at a distance of about 7 km from it and 10 km from the Anchepalya Industrial area on the Bengaluru-Mangalore National Highway (India) – NH48 near Kunigal.
Historically, Huthridurga Fort was the military bastion of Tipu Sultan against British, which he lost control in 1791. The fort once had a seven tiered fortification and considered one among the nine “Durgas” (fortified hills) around Bengaluru (“Nava Durgas”). It has a small temple dedicated to Shiva known as the Shankareshwara temple, a Nandi idol on the top of the hill and an Anjaneya temple, midway. Aadi Narayanaswamy and Veerabhadra temples are situated in the village.