Krishna river at Jaladurga
Coordinates: 16°15′14″N 76°25′16″E / 16.254°N 76.421°E / 16.254; 76.421Coordinates: 16°15′14″N 76°25′16″E / 16.254°N 76.421°E / 16.254; 76.421
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Raichur district
  Type Panchayat raj
  Body Gram panchayat
  Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 08537
ISO 3166 code IN-KA
Vehicle registration KA-36
Website karnataka.gov.in

Jaladurga (ಜಲದುರ್ಗ) is a fortified village in Raichur district in the Indian state of Karnataka, about 20 km northeast of Lingsugur town. The Adil Shahi Kings of Bijapur built the fort.

Jaladurga Fort

The Krishna River cascades down here and is known as the Jaladurga Falls.

This is one of the famous tourist destinations in this region.

Jaladurga has the unique island Fort on a hill, literally means in Kannada fort on water. it is 13 km from Lingsugur, the Krishna river flows east side around the hill and the approach from surrounding areas is difficult and ideal place for a Fort. There were seven gates. Actually there are no particular record to prove that the fort was once a stronghold of the Adilshahis of Bijapur. The fort is in ruined status. on the top of the fort once had a palace and a cellar.[1] There are a few tombs of the kings, no identification, there is Sangameshwara Matha, temple of Yellamma. The sides of the river Krishna is not sandy, it is full of smooth boulders and it is called as Mandhana Maduvu. At Jaladurga there is a small stone inscription written in Urdu and Devanagari script. Quilla is at one side, which used to watch enemies track. Also for punishment and all there was burza, which was in ruined nature. To go to Jajadurga, people will use Halabhavi route.


According to local belief, there is a box like stone hidden in the river, which contain a lakh of the verses of the great saint Basavanna and are hidden secret from the rest of the world.

Jaladurga forest

There is a view point built by the Forest department, it is under the Jaladurga reserve forest, the forest is home to wildlife, such as the fox, hyena, hare and mongoose.

Great views of the Krishna river

There are various spots, a magnificent view of the river of Krishna and the smooth boulders, resting place, a solid bastion perches on the north edge high above the river. This was the spot from where the prisoners and culprits were pushed down to the river.

See also


  1. "Crumbling fortress of Lingsugur". Retrieved 2013-04-26.
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