Private Tour: Ancient Temples of Belur, Halebid, Shravanabelagola from Bangalore

Private Tour: Ancient Temples of Belur, Halebid, Shravanabelagola from Bangalore
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$54
Duration: 11 hours
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Discover the ancient cities of Belur, Halebeedu and Shravanabelagola on this day tour from Bangalore. Visit some of the oldest temples, constructed during Hoysala dynasty, learn the stories behind these monuments, some of which are around 1,000 years old and get to know about the Hindu gods worshiped in these temples. Admire the rare ancient sculptures that depicts scene from Hindu mythologies, dating back to the golden ages in India.

You will be picked up at 7:30am from your hotel for this tour. During the 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 with local Idli and Dosa. Then, proceed to Shravanabelagola, famous for its great statue of Lord Gomateswara, situated in Manjunath Temple in Dharmasthala. The statue symbolizes renunciation, self-control, and subjugation of ego as the primary steps towards salvation.

Make a stop for lunch at a local restaurant and then, you will be transferred to Belur, 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 is comprised of two shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. The walls of the temple have carvings of different deities of Hindu mythology and stories from Mahabharata, Ramayana and Puranas.Afterward. Once this tour is over you will be transferred back to your hotel in Bangalore.

Discover the ancient cities of Belur, Halebeedu and Shravanabelagola on this day tour from Bangalore. Visit some of the oldest temples, constructed during Hoysala dynasty, learn the stories behind these monuments, some of which are around 1,000 years old and get to know about the Hindu gods worshiped in these temples. Admire the rare ancient sculptures that depicts scene from Hindu mythologies, dating back to the golden ages in India.