Bellary

Bellary, officially Ballari, in the eponymous Bellary district, is a major city in the state of Karnataka, India. The city lies in the plains of black cotton soil. The history speaks about important role bellary obtained during the period of Satavahanas, Kadambas, Chalukyas of Kalyana, Kalachuryas, Sevunas and Hoysalas. Major tourist attractions of Bellary are Ballari Gudda, Kumbara Gudda, Bellary Fort, and certain British colonial buildings such as Bellary Central Jail.

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Bellari Mini Zoo
3 kms from Bellary city limits
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Bellari Mini Zoo as the name suggests is the small zoo within the city limits of the district Bellari in Karnataka. The zoo is near Radio Park Cowl Bazar. The zoo is about 3 kms away from bus stand and is spread over 2. 4 hectares of area. The zoo was established in the year 1981. It is also known as Bellary Children Park and Zoo.

The zoo supports wildlife like Crocodile, Blackbuck, Indian Peafowl, Spotted Deer (Chital), Jackal, Python, Cobra, Panther, Bear, Tiger, Boar, etc. The place has a small garden also where children can play. Though it is a small zoo but it a good number of...

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The Bellary Fort is a tall standing monument, rising sky high from the heart of Bellary. With a strong historical allusion, the roads of Bellary have been trodden by horses, stamped by elephants, rummaged by tanks and cargos, and recently run on by cars. Almost equidistant from Bengaluru (300 kilometers), the capital of Karnataka, and Hyderabad (361 kilometers), the capital of Telangana, the Bellary Fort reiterates its strategic location as an important political stronghold, and does justice to tourists from both the places. Ballari Fort is located within the city limits.

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Dr. Rajkumar Park is a newly developed park in the Bellary city close to railway station. The place is within the city limits and is about 1km away from bus stand and about half km away from railway station. The place is also known as kuntegadda Park or Golden Jubilee Park.

The park is basically a visual treat to the eyes because of its scenic beauty with lush green meadows all over and varieties of Flora and Fauna. The park is on the hill kaate gudda is renowned for its flock of resident crows and various trees.

The fact which is quite surprising is that the place whic...

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Kaladham is a gorgeous art and cultural centre within the JSW Vidyanagar township in Bellary district, Karnataka. The place is around 36. 5 kms from the Bellari City Center, and 6kms from the Toranagallu bus-stop.

Set up by the JSW foundation in conjunction with Museum Victoria of Australia, the 'art village' of Kaladham has several dedicated structures, including an internationally commended museum called the Place Hampi and a distinct interactive 3D panorama exhibition. The museum houses several galleries which have the archaeological findings discovered and documented by George ...

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Kumbhara Gudda
4.5 kms from Bellary city limits
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Kumbara Hill or Gudda is one of the most popular spots one should visit if they are in Bellary. It is located at a distance of 4. 5 kms from Bellary.

Kumbara is said to be the sister of Bellary hill. Kumbara Hill is also known as Face Hill, which is derived from the southeast view of this hill. It is amazing to watch sunset which will leave anyone spell bound with its beauty. The primary attraction of Kumbara Hill is its natural curved edges. It's not a crowded always but people do visit this place on daily basis.

No much specialities about this hills but it draws the a...

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Mylara Lingeshwara Temple Bellary
165 kms from Bellary city limits
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Mylara is a small village situated in the far corners of Bellary district, Karnataka. Mylara Lingeshwara Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Lord Mylari, a form of the Lord Shiva in Mylara. Located at center of Karnataka, the river Tungabhadra flows just two kilometres away from this temple. It takes 3 hours 45 minutes to travel from Bellary to Mylara Lingeshwara Temple. Approximate driving distance between Bellary and Mylara Lingeshwara Temple is 165 kms.

The Mylara Lingeshwara temple is managed by the Woodeyar family. These people are called Guru or Swamy. They are responsibl...

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A short 10 kilometer drive from Sandur Town towards Torangal, Bellary will end on the edge of an endless blue veil laid on lush green hills. Roads interspersed by hills create the only link between Narihalla Reservoir and the rest of the world. It is located at a distance of 47 kms from Bellary city.

Little known, little explored, aloof from settlements, the Narihalla Reservoir has only recently witnessed the footprints of technology with the construction of a dam near Taranagara. The redness of the soil as well as the lake water hints at the presence of iron ore underneath, linkin...

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The Parvati and Kumarswamy Temple complex is a historic religious site in Krauncha Giri which is a small settlement in Karnataka. The temple is located at a distance 36. 7 kms. It is located within the Swamimalai forest range of Krauncha Giri (hill). The Krauncha Giri hill itself is shaped like an ellipse, with a pass cutting across it.

The Kumarswamy temple is situated on south-west and is linked to the town of Sandur through road. The complex of temple encompasses separate shines dedicated to Goddess Parvati and Lord Kumaraswami. The temple also houses a Vigraha of Lord Ganesha, ...

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Ramanadurga Hill station is a located near Sandur, a town in the Bellary district of Karnataka, India. Ramanadurga Hill is located at a distance of 60 Kms from Bellary set amidst the granite hills. The Ramanadurga Hill station is located at a height of 3256 feet above the sea level.

Ramanadurga Hill is famous for the ancient fort that was built by the Prince of Kampli. The hill station provides you with a beautiful view of Sandur and other villages. Another attraction of Ramanadurga hill station is Ramadeva temple. The temple is known to relieve ailments and provide wealth. The tem...

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Shri Ujjaini Saddharma Peetha is one of the place with historical value for Veerashaiva sect of Hindu religion. It is about 160 kms from Bellary and takes around 4 hours drive to reach there via NH67.

Vishwabandhu Marulasiddeshwara (also known as Maralusidda), contemporary of Basaveshwara, is the founder of Shrimad Ujjaini Sadharma Simhasana Mahasamsthana. The temple within this Matha complex is believed to be the Aikyasthala of Sri Marulasiddeshwara. Maralusidda had worked with Basaveshwara for the good of the society during the Kalyana revolution in 12th Century. According to myt...

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The district of Bellary is a cultural hub where religion and history co-exist in mutual augmentation. While the fort is situated in the heart of the city, The Shri Guru Kottureshwara stands at a short distance of 102 kms.

The waning numbers of Veerashaivas chronicle the incarnation of Lord Nandi as Guru Kottureshwara, to protect them. On Lord Shiva's orders, Lord Nandi disguised as an ascetic and descended upon this shrine. He was pelted with stones on first sight, but eventually, the villagers came to realize his miraculous clouts. The temple of Shri Guru Kottureshwara is categori...

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Triangle Park, Bellary
Within Bellary city limits

The park is named after its shape which is triangle and is located in Veerangouda colonly , Rajeshwari nagar and is with-in the city limits of Bellary, Karnataka.

It is a great place for spending time in the lush greens. The triangle park is equipped with benches and few swings , a good place for a breath of fresh air. It is usually not crowded and is mostly visited by local residents.

There is a children play area while adults can jog and walk around the park. The best time to visit the Triangle park would be from October to March. The closest railway station is berall...

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Tungabhadra Gardens and Dam are located across the Tungabhadra river in Hospet, a city in Bellary district of Karnataka. The Garden is located adjacent to the Tungabhadra Dam. It is located at distance of 77 Kms from Bellary.

The Tungabhadra Dam is contributing to the city's agricultural economy by serving irrigation, flood control, and electricity generation. It supplies 60-70% water to Andhra Pradesh. It is a joint project of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The reservoir of the Dam is quite huge to walk up. The construction began in 1949 and completed in 1953.

The Garde...

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Vishnuvardhan Park, Bellary
5 kms from Bellary city limits
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It was opened for public in 2011 with the inauguration the statue of veteran Kannada actor Dr. Vishnuvardhan was also unveiled. The park is located in Kuvempu nagar with-in the city limits of Bellary, Karnataka. The Vishnuvardhan park is 5 Kms from the Bellary bus stand and railway station.

The Vishnuvardhan park is a region full of flora and fauna spread across 3 acres of land. The park provides a children play area with a walking/jogging track, it is clean and also gives ample opportunity to spend quality time with family. It is a peaceful place to take a walk or just relax betwe...

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