A set of 2 special cover was released on the Occasion of Ballaripex 2016 held at Ballari from 24th to 26th September 2016.
Cover Code: KTK/18/2016 Ballari Fort: Situated in the historic city of Ballari, the fort was
built in two parts, namely, the Upper Fort and the Lower Fort. The upper
part was built by Hanumappa Nayaka, a feudatory of Vijayanagara Empire
while the lower part was built by Hyder Ali, The Sultan of Mysore.
The fort has fine ramparts with several historical and religious
monuments. The upper fort has a citadel with several ancient tanks while
the lower fort housed the arsenal.
Cover Code: KTK/19/2016 Lotus Mahal, Hampi: This is an exquisite pavilion in the walled area of 'Zenana' (women's quarters). it is believed that the women of the royal family, who lived in the nearby Queen's Palace, disported themselves in the water pavilion within their protected enclosure and met inthe Lotus Palace. The palace is a complex and intricate blend of Indo-Islamic architecture and gets its name from the lotus bud carved on its domed and vaulted ceiling.
Hampi ruins, the former capital of the Vijaynagara Empire are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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