Visiting Places in Sandur, Bellary, Karnataka

This article gives the information about visiting places in Sandur, places near by Sandur, hotels & resorts in sandur. The main attraction of Sandur is Kumarswami Temple. Sandur is also famous for Iron ore. Unauthorised Iron ore mining has spoiling the environment, beauty of sandur, Now Supreme court has banned unauthorised mining. This is the right time to visit the Sandur and enjoy the natural beauty of Sandur.


SANDUR is a one of the taluk of Bellary District, KARNATAKA. Before Independence of India, Sandur was one of the
princely state and was ruled by GORPHADE Family.
Sandur beauty

Sandur is the coolest tourism spot and is fully covered with beautiful iron ore mountains.Sandur Iron ore is quite rich deposits of Manganese.
Sandur has filled with


Sandur is situated west side to Bellary District, Karnataka, India, and the road distance between Sandur and Bellary is around 60 KM.

Places to visit in Sandur:

Krauncha Giri
Krauncha Giri is located 10Km away from Sandur, which is believed that it was first abode of Lord Subramanya in south India.

Kumaraswami temple
Kumarswami temple is situated on South-west corner and on the hill. It is around 12KM away Sandur.
Kumarswami temple sandur
Kumarswami temple is one of the oldest temple of Karnataka. The temple has Parvathy, Ganesh, and Kumarswami and
Kartikeya idols. the temple was built but the Chalukyas.

Narasimha Temple

Gundi maliyamma temple

Gandi Basaweshwara temple

Siddaraameshwara Temple

Harishankar Temple


Navila Theertha Which is famous for peacock sanctuary.

Bhairava Theertha

Naari Halla Jalashaya, Visitors can enjoy boating in Naari Halla Jalashaya.

Naari Halla Jalashaya is popularly know by the name Manasa Sarovara. The Kannada movie "Manasa Sarovara" is shooted
at Naari Halla Jalashaya i.e.Manasa Sarovara. The movie was directed by Sri.Puttanna Kanagal and the Srinath, Padma Vaassanthi acted in
the movie Manasa Sarovara.

Other Places Near By SANDUR/SANDURU

Hampi which is nearby 60 KM from Sandur.
Hampi has an epical history as it was the capital of KISHKINDHA,
KISHKINDA was the monkey kingdom during the period of Ramayana.

Anegundi Village

Anegundi Village which was popularly known as "Royal Village" during Vijayanagara period,

The Pampa Sarovar

Annual Fairs (JAATRAS) in Sandur

Annual fairs will be held in Kumarswami temple during the month of November.

How to reach Sandur by Bus

Road Distance between Bangalore/Bengaluru and Sandur is approximately 280 KM.
It would better to reach Bellary by Government Buses/from Private travels, as very few direct buses are there from Bangalore to Sandur.
from Bellary you can catch the Government Buses/private BUSES/Cabs/Traxes and reach Sandur.Another option is to approach and hire a vehicle form
travel agents in Bellary and reach to Sandur.

How to reach Sandur by Train

You can reach Bellary/Toranagallu from Bangalore / Bengaluru by catching the train Hampi Express 6591 & 6592.
After reaching Bellary/Toranagallu, You can catch the Government Buses/private BUSES/Cabs/Traxes and reach Sandur.Another option is to approach and hire a vehicle form
travel agents in Bellary and reach to Sandur.

Nearest Railway Stations of Sandur




Hotels / Staying in Sandur

You can stay at Sandur in following Hotels/Resorts.

Resorts in Sandur

WelcomHeritage Shivavilas Palace, Sandur.

VSL Grand Wonder Valley Resort, Taranagara, Sandur.

Economic Hotels in Sandur

S S Hotel, Kudligi Road, Sandur, Bellary - 583119. Phone Number- 08395-260780

Sandur Boulders, Narayanpet, Sandur, Bellary - 583119. Phone Number - 9448034202.

Padma Guest House, Bus Stand Road, Behind Govt. School, Sandur, Bellary - 583119. Phone Number- 08394-241330

Rama Guest House, Near River-Opposite Temple, Close to Sandur Bazaar, Sandur, Bellary- 583119. Phone Number - 08394-241962

A list of resorts/hotels for staying in Hospet.

  • Hotel Priyadarshini
  • Hotel Malligi
  • Hotel Hampi International
  • Royal Orchid Central, Kireeti, Hospet

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Guest Author: S Joshi22 Aug 2013

SANDUR WAS a beautiful place about 20 years ago and its beauty destroyed by all illegal mining goons like Lads, Reddys and other mining companies, even though NMDC is there for so long but they never bothered to develop Sandur other than their township, and roads are in very very bad dilipilated/unmotorable conditions, but little improvement did by JSW at the cost of spending out of their illgotten wealth by illegal mining and destroying beautiful forest. Even Narihalla was very good and its water was so sweet again totally polluted by lad's illegal resort built by encroching forest land. Now becos of Supreme Court dare devil act of stopping illegal mining, now Sandur again shaping back to original beauty. I love Sandur so much.

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