Belur & Halebid, architectural wonders as a day trip from Bangalore

Belur & Halebid, architectural wonders as a day trip from Bangalore
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$100
Duration: 14 hours
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Belur & Halebid tour make for a memorable day trip from Bangalore. Key highlights include a guided tour of Chennakesava temple of Belur, Hoysalesvara and Shantalesvara of Halebid. This experiential and guided tour can be organized in a Private Car or a Classic Royal Enfield Motorcycle. Whatever you choose, we guarantee an experience that will stimulate all the 5 senses!

This is an all inclusive trip where we take care of transport, breakfast, lunch, activities and the services of a full-time tour guide.


At 630 AM we start towards our destination, Belur, the ancient capital of Hoyasala Empire, located 220 KMs from Bangalore. The journey will take 4 hrs and we will reach Belur by 1130 AM including a breakfast pitstop.
We visit the famed Chennakesava temple of Belur which took over a 100 years to build. The next couple of hours will be spent inside this temple complex. Some of the highlights of this temple are the intricate carvings of animals and dancers on the walls of the temple. Episodes from epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata have been carved out of stone. The main hall has sculptures that are fantastic in terms if the intricacy of the carvings. The bracelets on the arms of one of the dancer statues can be moved up and down. The headdress of another dancer statue has a moveable ring!  Another noteworthy characteristic of sculptures in Belur is that sculptures at Belur is that they are signed off by the respective sculptors like in a painting, often as a boastful epithet.
After Lunch we head to Halebid, the other capital of the Hoyasala empire. Located 16 Kms from Belur, there are 2 major highlights of Halebid. We spend a couple of hours in the 2 magnificent temples inside the complex dedicated to  Hoysalesvara and Shantalesvara.
The other sculpture of interest is a giant statue of Nandi the holy Bull of Lord Shiva which took 86 years to build. Of interest would be to note the veins depicted gracefully on the face.
The Belur & Halebid tour ends around 8pm after we reach Bangalore.

Belur & Halebid tour make for a memorable day trip from Bangalore. Key highlights include a guided tour of Chennakesava temple of Belur, Hoysalesvara and Shantalesvara of Halebid. This experiential and guided tour can be organized in a Private Car or a Classic Royal Enfield Motorcycle. Whatever you choose, we guarantee an experience that will stimulate all the 5 senses!

This is an all inclusive trip where we take care of transport, breakfast, lunch, activities and the services of a full-time tour guide.