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Journey Through Hoysala Heritage: Belur, Halebedu & Shravanabelagola

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Duration

1 Nights / 2 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Karnataka’s rich heritage with our “Journey Through Hoysala Heritage” tour. Explore the architectural marvels of Belur and Halebedu, adorned with intricate carvings and ancient tales. Pay homage to the towering monolithic statue of Lord Bahubali at Shravanabelagola. This cultural odyssey promises a deep dive into the Hoysala dynasty’s artistic legacy and Jain pilgrimage sites.

Highlights

  • Witness the awe-inspiring 17-meter tall naked Lord Bahubali statue on Vindhyagiri Hill in Shravanabelagola.
  • Explore the historic towns of Belur and Halebedu, known for their exquisite Hoysala temples and intricate carvings.
  • Marvel at the Chennakeshava Temple in Belur, a masterpiece of Hoysala architecture.
  • Visit the Hoysaleswara Temple in Halebedu, adorned with intricate bas-relief work and surrounded by scenic ponds.
  • Conclude your journey as you return to Bangalore, filled with the rich history and architectural marvels of Karnataka.

Bulk discount (by Amount)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 $ 39.20
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 $ 47.20
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 $ 54.50
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 $ 56.20
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 $ 59.70
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 $ 60.20
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 $ 64.20

Itinerary

Day 1: Bangalore - Hassan (200kms)

Your journey begins with a pick-up from your hotel or the Bangalore airport. From there, you'll embark on a drive to Hassan, a distance of 200 kilometers. Enroute, you'll explore the captivating town of Shravanabelagola, a significant Jain pilgrimage site. Venture to Vindhyagiri Hill, home to the awe-inspiring 17-meter tall naked Lord Bahubali (Gommateshwara), the world's tallest monolithic statue. Your journey continues to Chandragiri Hill, another ancient Jain center with a rich history predating the Gommateshwara statue. Upon arriving in Hassan, check in at your hotel, and the rest of the day is at your leisure to unwind. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Hassan - Bangalore (250kms)

Today, you'll embark on an excursion to the historic towns of Belur and Halebedu. In Belur, you'll discover the remnants of the Hoysala Empire, renowned for its exquisite temples. The Chennakeshava Temple, constructed in 1117 AD by Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana, stands as a testament to Hoysala architecture. Marvel at the black stone carvings that resemble metalwork, and explore other temples within the complex, including Kappe Chennigaraya Temple, Lakshmi temple, Sowmyanayaki temple, and Ranganayaki temple. Two ornate pillars, one built during the Vijaynagar period featuring Garuda and another with a lamp built during the Hoysala period, add to the site's allure. In Halebedu, the Hoysaleswara Temple, surrounded by ponds, mantapas, and lakes, awaits your visit. Admire the intricate carvings and bas-relief work that adorn the temple's walls. Explore nearby temples such as Kadareswara Temple, Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Ishvara Temple, Koravangala Temple, Lakshmi Devi temple, and Hulikere Pond. Additionally, discover the Jain bastics in the area. After a day of exploration, return to Bangalore, where you'll be dropped off either at your hotel or the Bangalore airport, concluding your journey.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 1 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

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5-Star Hotels Used or Similar Hassan - Hosyala Village Resort

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