Located in the state of Karnataka near Hampi, the city of Bellary is famous for the eponymous Bellary Fort, situated atop the Fort Hill. Also known as Ballari Gudda, the Fort Hill is the second largest monolithic hill in the world. It was constructed by the Vijayanagara king Hanumappa Nayaka. The other hill surrounding the region is the Kumbara Gudda, also called the ‘Face Hill’ because it looks like a face of a human being if you view it from the south-eastern part. The district is rich in minerals, both metallic and non-metallic, such as manganese ore, iron ore, copper, gold, granite, lead, asbestos, limestone, quartz, and dolomite. The famous Shiva Temple of Balleshwara is another place you must visit during your stay in the city. The historic Turkish Martyrs Graveyard is built in memory of the Turkish soldiers who died in the First World War, and this attracts some history buffs. It is located quite near to the airstrip.
Best Time to Visit Bellary
If you are thinking of visiting Bellary, plan your trip during the months ranging from October through March. During the winter season, the temperature remains ideal for tourists to engage in outdoor activities.
Weather Of Bellary
Bellary experiences a semi-arid type of climate. The summer months are rather hot and sultry, and the temperature quite often crosses the 40-degrees Celsius mark. The locals are accustomed to such weather conditions, but tourists might find it difficult to adjust. The average annual rainfall is about 651.7 and the monsoon months receive moderate rainfall. The evenings are often marked by a light breeze that results in pleasant weather. The temperature during the winter months hovers around a cool 22 degrees Celsius.
How to Reach Bellary?
By Air : The Vidyanagar Airport is situated at a distance of about 40 km from the city of Bellary while the Bellary Airport is only about 5.4 km away from the heart of the city.
By Rail : Guntakal is a junction railway station which serves the district of Bellary. The station connects the city to other major Indian cities such as Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Delhi, Kolkata, Raichur, Chennai, Kolhapur and Mumbai. Bellary Cantonment and Bellary Junction are the other two station situated within the boundary of the city itself.
By Road : Buses serve to be an easy, convenient, and pocket-friendly way to reach Bellary. Buses operated by NEKRTC (North East Karnataka Road Transport Corporation) as well private service providers make it quick and convenient to reach Bellary from other places like cities in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra.