Top 7 Places to visit in Bellary

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A historic city in the Ballari District of Karnataka, this is about 300 km away from the city of Bangalore. There are a number of legends behind how this city was formed. Some people say that many years ago when merchants used to halt here, they could not find any shiva idols to pray over here and so they found an idea. They installed a balla or sheru which is a measuring cup in an inverted form which looked like a shivalinga. They called it the Balleshwara Shiva or the Malleshwara Shiva and the name of the place as bellary. Another story says that Lord Indra once slayed a demon named Balla over here and from then the name of the place became Balla- Ari or Balla's enemy. There is an annual festival which is organized here every year and a large number of tourists come here to be a part of it. The Ballari Fort, caves, natural rock formations and parks and gardens are the main places of attraction here.

Hazara Rama Temple - Bellary

An important shrine and a hindu temple, this is located right in the middle of the royal omplex in Hampi. This temple was once the private temple of the Vijayanagara rulers and the others following them. The temple is now in ruins but the bas and the relics here still look beautiful. These are the specialties of the temple and on them are depicted the whole story of the epic Ramayana. The temple was built during the 15th Century during the rule of the Vijayanagara Ruler Devaraya II and initially had nothing but a single mandap. Later all the pillars and designed structures were added to make this temple look more beautiful. The name Hazara Rama came from the fact that there are a large number of idols and structures of the deity here. Also there are relics of royal scenes, horses, elephants and other royal animals. Surrounding this temple is a sprawling lawn which is a popular spot of tourists especially during the afternoon.
The Hazara Rama Temple was built in the 15th Century by King Devaraya II. As the name suggests, this temple has a multitude of relics of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna. The bas relief depicts a procession of horses, elephants, soldiers, dancers etc.and narrates the famous epic, Ramayana.
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A sculpture containing over a thousand deities on a single piece of rock.
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Best time to visit
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Things to do
history tours
Open Hours
sunrise- sunset
Budget
Free

Queen's Bath - Bellary

Hampi is one of the best ruined cities you will find in the world and the Queen's Bath is a popular attraction here. This is a part of some very old palace and this was the place where the royal ladies and queens would bath themselves. From the outside everything looks very simple but as you go in you find beautiful corridors and a central courtyard. The corridor has a number of ornately decorated arches and also fountains. These fountains supposedly were filled with perfumed waters and sprouting options during the earlier times. This is now almost in ruins except for the fact that you can make out the beautiful architectural patterns.
Located closer to the entrance of the Royal Enclosure, the Queen’s Bath is a colossal bathing place for the King and his queens. Using a network of aqueducts and canals, this Bath had a constant supply of fresh water. This was constructed by King Achyutaraya.
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Best time to visit
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
history tours
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Budget
Free

Mango Tree Restaurant - Bellary

This is a restaurant in Hampi which seems to be completely under the shade of a large mango tree from where it derives its name. Eating over here is absolute value for money. They mainly serve Indian food but also make pizzas and other foreign dishes. The decor of this small restaurant is worth a mention. They have all sorts of masks and deity paintings on the walls. The seating arrangement is small and not many people can fit in at the same time. This is also an advantage since you can eat properly in this way. The stuffed capsicum curry and the thalis are special mentions over here. The servers are very prompt and efficient and the ambience is really good too.
The food is simple and to die for.
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This is a good and reasonable eatery with great ambiance and services. Its very famous for its Masala chai, Stuffed Parotta, Lassi and kheer.
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The Goan Corner - Bellary

Great location and a very friendly set of staffs is what you find in this hotel in Hampi. The hotel is surrounded by green paddy foelds, the river and also some of the caves. The rooms are cheap but are too good for the harge. The bathrooms are spacious and clean and the room service is nothing lesser to an all star hotel. The food they serve is mostly non- vegetarian though they have options for vegetarians too. The grilled chicken varieties are recommended strongly. You can stay here and sometimes not even find a need to go anywhere else.
Food is the main attraction of this place with 100's of mouthwatering dishes(including the flagship Nutela Pancake & delicious Musaka)to cater people from all over the world. With the Bouldering plateau,different species of birds and the beautiful paddy fields at the backyard of the Goan corner, it's an amazing location to bring climbers and bird watchers here again and again and allowing them to get to know each other.
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Another good eatery option is The Goan Corner. Its reasonable and worth filling your stomach.
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Rs 650/ night (excl. food)

Zenana Enclosure - Bellary

It was an area for royal women it also has the Kamal Mahal and elephant, horses & camel stables in it.
The Lotus Mahal or the Zenana Enclosure is still in tact. The dome is in the shape of the lotus bud and the towers are pyramidal in shape; this way the entire building looks like a lotus by itself. The structure was initially protected by four watch towers, but you can see only three of them today.
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Vishnu Temple Comlex - Bellary

Located in Hampi, this falls on the way to Vitthala Complex from Kamalapura. It is very unlike other templex as there are hardly any carvings on the outside walls of the temples. Another difference you find in this temple is the granite tower here. The whole temple is on an elevated platform and there are just a few flowers motifs and Yali faces on the outer walls and pillars of the buildings. There is also a dome with a brick tower beside the second level shrine of the temple and the all over structure of the temple makes it look less of a Hindu Temple and more of a Jain Temple.
Here we found the Vijaya Vithal Temple Complex which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The musical pillars and the chariot temple are the highlights of this place
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Best time to visit
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Things to do
History tours
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Budget
Free

Stepped Tank - Bellary

A normal stepped tank, this is also known as the Pushkarani in hampi. This is nothing but a mere rock structure now but by the design which we can still see here, it is evident that this place was once a royal pride. This place has resemblance with a number of typical Rajasthani stepped tanks and as you stand here you will be able to take a view of the surrounding areas very well. Also, there are quite a large number of other stone temples, buildings and monuments surrounding this stepped tank. It is over here that you will realize how grand a city this place must have been at one time. Trekkers also find interest over here.
A tank that features in many films and videos owing to it's symmetry and picturesque view.
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history tours
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Budget
Free

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