Located on top of Bellary Gudda in Bellary, the Bellary Fort was built in two parts. The Upper Fort was built by Hanumappa Nayaka during the time of Vijayanagara Empire and the Lower fort was built by Hyder Ali. A French engineer designed the Lower fort and also refurbished the Upper fort. It is said that Hyder Ali found out that the adjacent Kumbara Gudda is at a higher elevation that Bellary Gudda, thus giving away the fort’s secrecy and command. For this negligence, the French engineer was hanged by Hyder Ali. One can spot the French Engineer’s grave at the east gate of the fort.
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