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.
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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.