Skandagiri, also known as Kalavara Durga, is a mountain fortress located approximately 62 km from Bangalore city, and 3 km from Chikballapur in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is off Bellary Road (National Highway 7 Hyderabad-Bangalore Highway), and overlooks Nandi Hills and Muddenahalli. The peak is at an altitude of about 1350 meters. It is accessed from Kalavara village, which has population of 1093 according to 2011 census.
This tourist spot has been closed by the forest department when checked on May 21, 2016, They claimed someone was murdered in the hills and that is the reason its closed for public.
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