Hiriyur is a small town located in the Chitradurga District, around 40 km from the main city. This place is renowned for having the oldest dam in Karnataka, Mari Kanive, which is built on the Vedavati River.
Holalkere is a small town located at a distance of about 35 km from Chitradurga city. The main tourist attraction of this place is the ancient Jain settlement of the 10th Century AD. This town is also popular for the 9 feet high statue of the child god Baal Antipathy.
Sirigere is a small village located in the Chitradurga District, about 26 km from the main city. This place is mainly famous for the Sri Taralabalu Jagadguru Brihanmath, located on the Poona-Bangalore National Highway.
Molakalmuru is a small village situated near the border shared between Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Famous for its silk weaving industry, it is located at a distance of about 82 km from the centre.
Chandravalli is an archaeological site, located along the north-easterly axis of Chitradurga hill, about 2 km from the main city. Antiques like coins, inscriptions, ruins and stone images belonging to the Hoisala-Kadamb and Sathavahana period have been excavated at Huligondi, Basavanagudi, Baralagondi and other areas of Chandravalli. Tourists here can also find a rock inscription near the Bhairaveshwara temple, which suggests that Chandravalli was once ruled by Mayuravarma of Kadamba dynasty.
Chitradurga Fort is built on the north-eastern base of the rocky hills of Giridurga, located around 1 km away from the main city of Chitradurga. This fort is also known as Yelu Suthina Kote, which is fortified by seven circular walls, three near the base and four on the hills.
Vani Vilas Sagar
The oldest dam of Karnataka and a man-made reservoir constructed across the Vedavathi River and about 32 km away from Chitradurga is the Vani Vilas Sagar which is also called Mari Kanive.
Jogimatti is a hill resort located south of Chitradurga city, at a distance of about 15 km. Dedicated to the saint who rendered selfless social service, this hill resort is situated at a height of 3803 ft. Himavat Kedre Waterfall flowing through the rocks created a natural cave, where a Shiva Linga and idols of Veerabhadra and Basavanna have been installed.
Ashoka Siddapura is an important archaeological site in Chitradurga district, from where the edicts of Emperor Ashoka have been excavated. Ramagiri, a hillock, mentioned in the Ramayana, is located nearby.
Sultan Fateh Ali Tippu, the King of Mysore and popularly called the “Tiger of Mysore” constructed the beautiful Jamia Masjid with fabulous architecture and splendid interiors. During Id and other celebrations, thousands of devotees come here pray.
The highway linking Hospet with Bangalore is famed for the huge colossal Kallina Kote Fort or the Palace of Stone. Its architecture and style has been done from the military point of view and is impregnable
Ankali Mutt is also called the Pradeshappana Guhe, which is located at a distance of about 3 km from the main city. This is a famous ancient monastery, nearby which lies the Panchalingeshwara Cave Temple under massive boulders.
Gayatri Jalashaya is a reservoir built by the Maharaja of Mysore across the River Suvarnamukhi. This reservoir is a popular picnic spot, which is visited by tourists, especially on weekends.
Bruhanmutt, also known as Sri Murugarajendra Mutt, is located at a distance of about 3 km from the main city. This Mutt was built to honour the renowned Guru of the Veershaiva community, housing a tomb of Immadi Muruga Swamy. This Lingayat Mutt dates back to the period of Shiva Sharanas of the 12th Century AD, which propagates Basava dharma.