Nagara Fort is in Shimoga district of Karnataka. This prominent fort was built by Shivappa Nayak of Keladi Kingdom in the year 1640.
He built this fort after losing his capital to Bijapur sultans. Later the fort was captured by Haider Ali.
Much of the fort is in ruins but one can see the remains of the palace, guard rooms, wells, storage facilities, watch tower and canons. The fort was built next to a lake, had provisions for water circulation and was self sufficient during a war. Nagara fort’s main entrance and exterior walls are largely intact, helping us understand and appreciate the rich history.