What to do and see in Bellary, India: The Best Places and Tips

July 13, 2017 Leida Jutras

Bellary, officially Ballari, in the eponymous Bellary district, is a major city in the state of Karnataka, India. It is 311 km from the state capital of Bangalore and 358 km from Hyderabad. Previously, Bellary has been a part of Madras State and of Hyderabad State. It was transferred to Karnataka in 1956 when new states were formed.

1. Vijayanagara, Hampi

Bellary, India
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4.5 based on 67 reviews

Vijayanagara, Hampi

Reviewed By 615ravindrag - Hubli-Dharwad, India

The Hampi it is Bellary dist of karnataka hear Hospet it one of the world heritage centre on the bank of River Tungabhadra and the Kingdom of vijayanagar here we can see many historical buildings like manavi dibba lotus maha hajararAm temple main is Virupaksh Temple it very difficult to explain abouts each structures only we can enjoy by seeing them

2. Royal Enclosures

Hampi | 4 Km from Hampi, Bellary, India
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Royal Enclosures

Reviewed By mgadam - Hyderabad, India

Kids will love taking a journey through history at the Royal enclosure. Excavation work is still in progress at various places at royal enclosure. The elephant stables are a must see attraction. The baths are elaborate with filtration system and all this is pretty intact to date. The architecture of here is simply amazing.

3. Mahanavmi Dibba

Hampi, Bellary, India
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Mahanavmi Dibba

Reviewed By Manish-blr - Bengaluru, India

its not this structure itself but the complex of ruins which is interesting. again, without a guide, it is simply ruins. starts with the monolithic doors found during excavation, the bearings of mounting are visible at the entrance. the original structure is no more, but careful reconstruction of most of the ruins, shows a glimpse of the mighty structures that were present. the water transportation system is still visible, along with the public swimming pools, the black rock based stepped structure, which is almost intact, and the hidden chamber underground for secret meetings...the foundations of the darbar and other structures can be seen.

4. Lakshmi Narasimha Temple

Hampi, Bellary, India
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple

Reviewed By Ameet_Pathare - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

One of the most impressive figures in all of Hampi.Mistakenly referred to as ‘Ugra Narasimha'the salute is 6 and a half meter high monolith, made at the time of Krishnadevaraya.The canopy over the figure is no more.

5. Bellary Fort

Bellary, India
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4 based on 23 reviews

Bellary Fort

Reviewed By ArunSreedharamurthy - Kochi (Cochin), India

This is the largest monolith in Asia. This was part of Tipu Sultan's kingdom. This has a great number of visitors all through the year. Dont forget to carry your water bottles when you go for a trek. A place worth visiting

6. Kaladham

Beside Hyatt Place, Vidyanagar Township, Toranagallu, Bellary 583123, India
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Kaladham

Reviewed By Sathya S - Mumbai, India

Beautifully landscaped, spotlessly clean the scent of flowers and the sound of water that flows channelled through the space make this a magical retreat.
The museum is a good introduction to Hampi. An extensive range of photographs capture details one might miss on visiting the site. The interactive museum space is a great attraction too.
Walk through the lawns, explore the shop with its selection of artefacts and saris, or wander through the theatre spaces and restaurant to get a feel of how space can be transformed into communication. For Kaladham speaks. Of the many way in which art can be applied to transform living spaces into havens of peace.

7. Kumaraswamy Temple

Devi Nagar, Bellary, India
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4 based on 9 reviews

Kumaraswamy Temple

Reviewed By Kembhootha - Bangalore

This is a 1200 year old temple about 10 Kms from Sandur Town. The temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanya. There is also a shrine dedicated to Goddess Parvati. The temple is supposed to have been built by the Chalukya kings and received subsequent patronage from the Rashtrakutas and other dynasties.
Winding roads ( cement roads in good conditions ) past the mines of Sandur Taluk take you to this really ancient temple. About 30 minutes travel time is required from Sandur town. References to this place ( Lohadri, Lohachala ) abound in ancient Indian Mythology.
Located amidst the Swamimalai range, part of the verdant hills of Sandur, the place is really serene and has a calming effect on the visitors.
The place is associated with the "Krauncha Dharana" episode - the Krauncha bird can be seen on the left hand of Subramanya idol in the temple. The temple may offer basic accommodation and food upon prior information / request.
The entrance of the sanctum is decorated with Soapstone(?) engravings. The outer prakaram is somewhat small, but has a lot of flower-bearing plants.
There are a number of Theerthas( Bheema Theertha, Bhairava Theertha ) and other hills ( Vibhooti Gudda ) etc, which you can explore upon more information from the local priests.
Kumaraswamy temple opens around 6/6.30 AM and is open till around 8 PM at night. Poojas/Darshan may close down for a bit around noon ( 12 - 130 PM ), but the premises would still be open and that itself is worth a visit.
Buses ply from Sandur to Devagiri via this temple, but may be infrequent. Auto/MotorBikes/Cars are preferred mode of transport.

8. Sri Guru Kottureshwara Temple

Kotturu | Kudligi Taluk, Bellary 583134, India
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Sri Guru Kottureshwara Temple

Reviewed By Kiransaradhya - Bangalore Rural District, India

Sri Guru Kottureshwara Temple is an ancient temple which is around 60KM from Davanagere and is popular among local. Yearly fair is held during Mahashivaratri festival.

9. Mylara Lingeshwara Temple

Bellary, India
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Mylara Lingeshwara Temple

Reviewed By Prajyot7 - Pune, India

This temple is situated in the south west corner of Hadagali Taluk in Bellary district in Karnataka State. The River Tungabhadra flows just two kilometres away from this temple. From main twelve temples of loard Khandoba this is one of them. You can also visit Maltesh-Mailar (Devaragudda-Khandoba).
The Mylara Lingeshwara temple can be reached by road as Ranebennur is about 34km from this place and Hadagali is 40km away.
The nearest airport is at Hubli, about 113 km.

10. Shri Ujjaini Saddharma Peetha

Kudligi Taluk, Bellary 583136, India
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Shri Ujjaini Saddharma Peetha

Reviewed By Kiransaradhya - Bangalore Rural District, India

Shri Ujjaini Saddharma Peetha / Shri Ujjaini Saddarma Simhasana peetha is one of the place with historical value for Veerashaiva sect of Hindu religion. According to mythology this is one of the Pancha peethas or one of the place of 5 Teachers who founded Veerashaivism. Other 4 places are Balehonnur in karnataka, Srisailam In Andrapradesh, Varanasi in Uttarpradesh and Kedar in Uttarkhand.

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