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Bellary Tourism Overview


Introduction : Bellary forms the headquarters of Bellary district of Karnataka. It is a famous industrial town that includes 7 taluks within it. Bellary is rich in black cotton soiland thus abounds in vegetation.
History of Bellary : The word Bellary sprang up from the term Balari i.e. Goddess Durugamma, who appeared in the town of Bellary. Various historical events of the epic Ramayana are associated to this place. According to Ramayana, when lord Rama was searching for Sita, he met Hanuman & Sugreeva near Hampi, which was earlier the capital of the kingdom of Vijayanagara. Bellary played an integral role during the periods of Kadambas, Satavahanas, Kalachuryas, Chalukyas of Kalyana, Hoysalas and Sevunas. In the year 1953, Bellary was transferred to the former state of Mysore (now Karnataka).
Geographical Location : The town lies on the eastern part of the state of Karnataka. Bellary is bordered by the district of Raichur on North and by the district of Dharwad on West. On the southern side, Bellary is covered by Davangere and Chitradurga districts, while in east it is surrounded by Kurnool & Anantapur districts of the state Andhra Pradesh.