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Sculpted Splendors of Karnataka: Belur-Halebeedu Day Trip from Mangalore

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Duration

8 Hours

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Explore the “Sculpted Splendors of Karnataka” on a captivating day trip from Mangalore to Belur and Halebeedu. Departing at 8:00 AM, you’ll embark on a scenic 4-hour drive to Belur, where the magnificent Chennakeshava Temple awaits. Witness the intricate Hoysala architecture adorned with stunning carvings. After a delightful visit, savor a local lunch before proceeding to Halebeedu, just 17 kilometers away. Discover the awe-inspiring Hoysaleswara Temple, a sculptural masterpiece, and explore Jain bastics. As the day comes to a close, relish the return drive to Mangalore, concluding your journey at around 8:30 PM.

Highlights

  • Marvel at the Exquisite Chennakeshava Temple: Admire the intricate Hoysala architecture and intricate carvings at Belur's Chennakeshava Temple.
  • Hoysaleswara Temple in Halebeedu: Explore the sculptural masterpiece of the Hoysaleswara Temple in Halebeedu, known for its detailed scroll work and divine depictions.
  • Jain Bastics: Visit the historical Jain bastics in Halebeedu, renowned for their architectural beauty and cultural significance.
  • Scenic Drive Through Karnataka: Enjoy a picturesque 4-hour drive through the scenic landscapes of Karnataka.
  • Immersive Cultural Experience: Immerse yourself in the rich history and artistry of Karnataka's temples and heritage sites.

Bulk discount (by Amount)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 $ 229.00
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 $ 416.00
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 $ 645.00
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 $ 832.00
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 $ 1,037.00
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 $ 1,267.00
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 $ 1,496.00

What you will do

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Indicative Pick-Up Time: 8:00 AM

Indicative Drop-Off Time: 8:30 PM

Embark on a captivating journey through Karnataka's architectural gems with our full-day excursion to Belur and Halebeedu. Your day begins at 8:00 AM with a prompt pickup from your Mangalore hotel, where your knowledgeable driver awaits.

The scenic drive to Belur, spanning approximately 180 kilometers and taking around 4 hours, will transport you through picturesque landscapes, offering a glimpse of the region's natural beauty.

Upon reaching Belur around noon, your first stop is the mesmerizing Chennakeshava Temple. Renowned for its exemplary Hoysala architecture, this star-shaped temple stands on a raised platform, crafted from black stone, and adorned with intricate carvings. As you explore its exterior, be captivated by the 650 charging elephants encircling the walls, the winged figure of Garuda at the entrance, and the temple's exquisite bracket figures, each portraying a unique blend of serenity, playfulness, and amorosity.

Following your temple visit, savor a delectable lunch at a local restaurant (at your own expense) to recharge for the next leg of your journey.

At 2:00 PM, depart for Halebeedu, a mere 17 kilometers from Belur, promising an hour of serene vistas and pleasant travel.

Halebeedu beckons with the grandeur of the Hoysaleswara Temple, an architectural marvel adorned with finely detailed scrollwork in stone, portraying an array of gods and goddesses. Traverse the temple's interior to witness the exquisite intricacies of its carvings, testaments to the extraordinary craftsmanship of the Hoysala artisans. Additionally, you may explore the nearby Jain bastics, celebrated for their architectural beauty and historical significance.

As the day winds down, at 4:30 PM, embark on your return journey to Mangalore, with another 4-hour drive through scenic terrain. By approximately 8:30 PM, your driver will ensure your safe arrival back at your Mangalore hotel, concluding your enriching exploration of Belur and Halebeedu.

Included/Excluded

  • Pick up and drop off to from your hotel in Ahmedabad
  • Transport by AC vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Languages

English

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