Day Excursion of Belur, Halebeedu & Shravanabelagola

Day Excursion of Belur, Halebeedu & Shravanabelagola

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Discover the ancient cities of Belur, Halebeedu and Shravanbelagola on your day tour. Visit some of the oldest temples constructed during Hoysala dynasty, and marvel at their spectacular art and architecture.

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Duration 11 hours
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Highlights
  • Appreciate the rarest sculptures at the Chennakeshava temple in Belur which depicts scenes from Hindu mythology.
  • Visit the ancient Hoysaleshwara temple in Halebeedu which dates back to the 12th century, and marvel at its architectural design.
  • Witness Asia’s tallest monolithic stone statue of Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola, an important Jain pilgrimage place.
  • Day trip to Belur, Halebeedu and Shravanabelagola with a friendly private guide.
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Early morning around 6.30 am, the chauffeur and guide will pick you up from your hotel  for the tour. During this trip you will visit the Hoysala period temples of Belur, Halebeedu and witness Asia’s tallest monolithic stone statue of Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola, which is a prominent Jain pilgrimage center. After reaching Yediyur village, enjoy your breakfast. The you will drive to Shravanabelagola, famous for the greatest statue of Lord Gomateswara, situated at the famous Manjunath Temple in Dharmasthala. Visit the shrine of Lord Bahubali. The statue symbolizes renunciation, self-control, and subjugation of ego as the primary steps towards salvation. Afterwards, have a sumptuous lunch at a local restaurant, and then drive to Belur which is located in Hassan district. Visit the Chennakeshava temple which is a fine example of Hoysala architecture. It was consecrated by the famous Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana to mark his victories in 1116 AD against the Cholas.   Later, drive to Halebeedu, which was the ancient capital of Hoysala dynasty. 'Halebeedu' actually means 'ruined city' as it was ruined by the Moghul sultanate twice. Visit the famous Hoysaleshwara temple which comprises of two shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. Hoysaleshwara and Shanthaleshwara are the two deities in this temple. The walls of the temple consist of carvings of different deities of Hindu mythology and stories from Mahabharata, Ramayana and Puranas. Then it's time to drive back to Bangalore and your hotel. 
Includes
  • Service of English speaking guide
  • Entry fee to all places and temples
  • Transfer by private AC Car (both ways)
  • Mineral water during trip
  • Breakfast & Lunch in local south Indian type restaurant.
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Air or train fare
  • Camera fee at monuments
  • Expense arising out of unexpected circumstances like natural calamities, flight cancellation or delay

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  • Cancellation Policy
  • 30 days before tour, no cancellation charges
  • 29-10 days before tour, 25% of travel cost
  • 9-3 days before tour, 50% of travel cost
  • Less than 3 days before tour, no refund
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I’m so glad that I booked this trip! The drivers were outstanding and so was the tour guide. We had breakfast and lunch together. Both meals were tasty. Be prepared for a long drive. Bangalore traffic is awful. The first temple at Shravanabelagola is quite a climb. It’s something like 1600 steps carved into the rock face. The views are spectacular and so is the 57 ft statue of Gommateshwara. The temples at Belur and Halebeedu are equally impressive. Ladies, bring some travel Kleenex, the bathrooms are rustic.

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February 3, 2020

Excellent driver and tour guide at the sites

The drive from Bengaluru was a lot longer than I’d anticipated (several hours each way), but the driver we had was so calm and friendly that it made it very enjoyable. He took us to a restaurant on the way for breakfast which had fantastic dosa. And the tour guide at the temple sites share a lot of details about the stories behind the statues and carvings that made it much more enjoyable than if we’d just walked around on our own. I highly recommend it.

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January 21, 2019

Great trip! Long drive shared by two friendly drivers who recommended good restaurants, and knowledgeable guide met us at the destination. Your was not rushed and many questions welcomed.

November 5, 2018

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