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Bellary, India

Bellary is a historic city in Bellary District in the Indian state of Karnataka. Also known as 'Ballary', this town is named from the word Balari, which generally refers to the goddess Durugamma. It is believed that the goddess Durugamma had manifested herself in this town making it a dwelling of the goddess. Also, as per the popular folklores, there are many events which are related to the great epic 'Ramayana' and are concerned with this place. It is said that while searching for Sita, Rama met Hanuman and Sugreeva at a place close to Hampi. According to history, Bellary has played significant role during the period of Satavahanas, Chalukyas of Kalyana, Kadambas, Kalachuryas, Hoysalas and Sevunas. The beautiful and scenic rock formations as well as carvings will make your Bellary travel a memorable historical experience. presents exclusive Bellary holiday packages to get the best offer for your tour.


Mid-March - end June
Temperature:24°C- 40°C

June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm

Late November To Mid-February

Best Places to Visit in Bellary

The Rocks- A Prominent Feature of this Place:
The city is spread mainly around two huge rocky granite hills, namely the Ballari Gudda and Kumbhara Gudda. Some of the other popular hills are Kaate Gudda and Eeshwara Gudda, behind the Anaadi Lingeshwara Temple in Parvati Nagar-Shastri Nagar area.

Bellary Fort:
Situated on top of Ballari Gudda, Bellary Fort is built around the hill. The fort was constructed by Hande Hanumappa Nayaka, during the Vijayanagara times. Later, in the year 1769, Hyder Ali took possession of the fort from the Hande Nayaka family and renovated as well as modified it with the help of a French engineer. The fort is divided into the Upper Fort and the Lower Fort.

British Colonial Buildings:
Some of the worth visiting attractions during the British colonial period are Bellary Central Jail, St. Philomena's School Complex, St. John's School Complex, Govt Polytechnic Bellary, 1st railway gate road etc.

Parks, Gardens and Green Spaces:
The Ballari and Kumbara rock hills, Kuntegadda Park, Kaategudda Park, Basavanakunta Park and Parvathinagar Park are some of the famous gardens having semi-desert flora and fauna.

Bellary Zoo:
Established in the year 1981, this zoo and children's park sprawls over an area of about 2.4 hectares and hosts a variety of fauna including Blackbuck, Jackal, Spotted deer (Chital), Crocodile, Cobra, Indian Peafowl, Python, Panther, Bear, Boar, etc.

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