About Bellary Fort

The Upper Fort, built during the Vijayanagar reign is called the Fort Hill and the Lower Fort built during the rule of Haider Ali is called the Face Hill. There is a citadel at the top of the spur of the Fort Hill with a three-tier protection, one below the other. The fort is 1,976 feet tall and is quadrangular in plan with a boundary of roughly 2.4 km and rises by 460 feet above the ground. Outside the citadel, there is a small temple, several deep pools of water and remains of some cells. Inside the citadel, there are sturdily constructed edifices with sufficient water supply from reservoirs built in the fissures of the rocks. There are no barracks in this fort. There is a ditch and a covered passage outside the turreted parapets. Presently, the main turret on the east, features a huge mural of the Indian Flag. The Lower Fort is about 0.80 km in diameter and is situated at the eastern base of the rock. There are ramparts with numerous bastions encircling the fort structure, are enclosed by a deep ditch and glacis. There are two entrance gates on both east and west sides. There is also a temple – Anjaneya Temple dedicated Lord Hanuman. At present, there are several public buildings, offices, temples, churches and educational institutions.

Monument Information


Devi Nagar, Ballari, Karnataka - 583104

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Bangalore Kempegowda International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Ballari Junction Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : APSRTC Bellary Bus Station

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm


  • Monsoon : Maximum: 29 Minimum: 19.5

    Summer : Maximum: 40 Minimum: 23.9

    Winter : Maximum: 27 Minimum: 15

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter season (October to March)

Facilities available At the Monument

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
Total ₹ 250
₹ 250 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax