There is lots to see in and around Bellary Fort. Hampi the world famous site open air museum is just 60 kms from Bellary fort. Anegundi is the less commercialized version of Hampi and is a popular place for a long stay in the region. Travel a bit further ahead from Hampi to Bagalkot and there are lot more monuments that can be visited and appreciated!
To the north of Tungabhadra about an hour from Bellary Fort is the ruined fortifications of Anegundi. Thanks to a heritage conservation project, the Kishkinda Trust Anegundi is an amazing place to stay and is far less commercialized than Hampi. To meet contemporary needs of tourists, traditional houses in the village were converted into guest houses without disturbing their ancient looks.
Amidst a boulder strewn landscape along the banks of the Thungabhadra, Hampi is one of the glittering showpeices of India's cultural heritage. Hampi is a major tourist destination in Karnataka today. Hampi with the opulent palaces, temples, and fortifications can amaze even those with no inclination towards art and culture! Amongst the many attractions in Hampi the most prominent one is the Virupaksha Temple, a Shiva temple which is the only temple in Hampi still in use.
Rock Climbing in Hampi
Hampi is the undisputed bouldering capital of India. The entire landscape is strewn with boulders.Some of the most famous bouldering sites in Hampi are the Hemakuta Hill, Matanga Hill, and the premises of Tiruvengalantha Temple
Pattadakal is a small village located 185 kms from Bellary Fort. Pattadakal is about 20 kms from Aihole. Pattadakal has been declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Pattadakal has ten major temples and the best known amongst the temples in Pattadakal is the Virupaksha temple. Pattadakal celebrates an annual three day dance and music festival - Chalukya Utsava.