©

Bellary trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Itinerary planner

+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner Asia  /  India  /  Karnataka  /  Bellary District  /  Bellary

Bellary

4.4
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
Bellary, officially Ballari, is a historic city in Ballari district of Karnataka, India. It is 306 kilometres from Bangalore, the state capital.EtymologyThere are several legends explaining how Ballari got its name. The first is that a few devout travelling merchants halting in Ballari, could not find a Shiva Linga for their worship. They then installed a balla (a measuring cup or seru used to measure grain) upside down as a Shiva Linga and worshiped it. Eventually, that place was turned into a temple dedicated to Balleshwara or Shiva, which became distorted to Malleshwara, and thus Ballari derives its name from this temple.The second legend is that the city is named after Indra, the king of Gods, who slew a Rakshasa (demon) named Balla who lived nearby. Balla-ari means 'enemy of Balla' (ari – enemy in Sanskrit). The third legend derives the city's name from the old Kannada word Vallari and Vallapuri.The Union Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India approved a proposal to rename the city in October 2014 and Bellary was renamed to "Ballari" on 1 November 2014.HistoryNumerous neolithic archaeological sites have been discovered around Ballari, such as the ash mounds at Sanganakallu, Budhihal, Kudithini, Tekkalakote, Hiregudda and Kupgal. The Sanganakallu settlement, spread over an area of 1000acre, is one of the largest neolithic complexes known around Ballari.
Make Bellary central to your India travel plans using our India trip itinerary builder app.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Bellary

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Bellary

See all ›
©
Religious Site
Royal Enclosure
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
©
Ruin
Hampi
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
©
Art Museum
Kaladham
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Architectural Building
Mahanavmi Dibba
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Bellary

©
Historic Site
Vitthala Temple Hampi
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
©
Architectural Building
Elephant Stables Hampi
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
©
World heritage site
Group of Monuments at Hampi Hampi
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
©
Religious Site
Monkey Temple Hampi
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Bellary

©
Religious Site
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
©
Historic Site
Bellary Fort
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Religious Site
Shri Ujjaini Saddharma Peetha
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Religious Site
Sri Guru Kottureshwara Temple
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Bellary

©
Religious Site
Kumaraswamy Temple
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Religious Site
Mylara Lingeshwara Temple
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Zoos & Aquariums in Bellary

Zoo
Bellary Zoo
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with Bellary

Mysuru (Mysore) Trip planner BEST FOR: Religious Site, Castle, Zoo Bengaluru Trip planner BEST FOR: Religious Site, Garden, Theme Park Hampi Trip planner BEST FOR: Historic Site, Religious Site, Architectural Building Udupi Trip planner BEST FOR: Religious Site, Beach, Waterfall Chikmagalur Trip planner BEST FOR: Mountain, Religious Site, Waterfall