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Bellary Fort

Bellary Fort situated at the hilltop of the Ballari Gudda is located in Bellary District of Karnataka State and is one of the most ancient and historic places of the country which goes back to about 3000 years old. The Fort was built in two parts namely, the Upper Fort and the Lower Fort. The Upper Fort was constructed by Hanumappa Nayaka, a feudatory of Vijayanagara Empire, yet the Lower Fort was built by Hyder Ali in about eighteenth century.

Bellary town and the region has an ancient history dating from 300 BC till 1365 AD, the start of the Vijayanagar domain. It was controlled by Mauryas, Satavahanas, Kadambas, Chalukyas of Kalyana, Kalachuryas, Sevunas and Hoysalas. At present it is overseen by Karnataka Govt and this great stronghold is enlightened throughout Sundays and occasions of state and national importance.It is among the most famous tourist attractions of the state.

Bellary Fort in Karnataka

Bellary Fort,

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Bellary Fort is divided in two parts as they were built in different times and by different Kings. The Upper Fort was known as the Fort Hill. The Lower Fort was known as the Face Hill, since a portion of the rocks in looked like the human face.

In Bellary Fort complex the passageway to the lower fort is by means of two entryways, one each on the western and eastern sides. Right outside the eastern doors of the lower post is a temple devoted to Hanuman – the Kote Anjaneya Temple. The Upper fortress is a polygonal walled with only on entrance gates, and has no settlement for a garrison. The upper fortification comprises of a bastion on the summit of the rock at 1976 feet, watched by three external lines of fort, one underneath the other. At present, it houses a number of public buildings, offices, educational institutions, temples and churches

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