Wearing the glory of its momentous history, Bellary surprises travelers with the many charms that it hides behind its calm façade. As you move around the city, taking in the splendor of the magnificent monuments that flank the landscape, you can witness the rich cultural heritage that embellishes the city
Adding a modern tinge to this blend is Bellary's growing reputation as a prominent industrial hub. Deriving its name from an incarnation of Goddess Durgamma, Balari, the city guards an age-old religious tradition. Located in the eastern part of the state of Karnataka, Bellary delights you with the simplicity and beauty etched in every aspect.Ruled by many powerful dynasties and engulfed in mythological tales, Bellary is a popular historical and religious destination. The magnificent Bellary Fort, perched on the top of a mountain, is the most prominent monument of the city. The Durgamma Temple is dedicated to goddess Durga, the patron deity of the city. Along with its religious significance, the temple is considered to be an architectural masterpiece and attracts many visitors. The Malleswara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is worth visiting for its spiritual as well as aesthetic appeal. The Virupaksha Temple and Laxminarayana Temple are among the most noteworthy sites in Bellary.The cultural aspect of Bellary blended with religion, history and tradition, has much to offer. Skillfully crafted ethnic handicrafts and artifacts adorn the city in vivid colors. You can witness some enthralling performances of folk arts, music and dance forms such as Dollu Kunitha, Nandikolu Kunitha, Jodu Halige and so on. These captivating spectacles can be experienced during the festive celebrations of the Mallara Festival and the Vijaya Utsav.Being an important city, Bellary has several modes of local transport that make getting around the city convenient. State-run buses operate on all the major routes in the city. Auto-rickshaws can be hailed from the streets for traveling around the city at inexpensive rates. To get around the city in a more comfortable manner, you can hire a taxi directly from the street. Radio cabs and private cars or vehicles can be booked online.It is important to respect the religious and societal norms of the place and dress modestly when in public places or visiting religious sites.Bellary can get very hot during the summer, which makes it difficult for sightseeing and other tourist activities
Bellary is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Hyderabad at a distance of 144kms.
Airports: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
You can easily get regular trains to Bellary from other major cities of the country..