Belur: Belur(222 kms from Bangalore and 38 kms from Hassan) originally the capital of the Hoysala kings. The main attaraction of the place is the Keshava Temple built by Vishnuvardhana. It is the only Hoysala temple still in active worship. First they build this temple prototype & it took 20 years to complete. The same prototype was made it in bigger size with all the sculptures & it took 103 years complete. This temple contains 48 pillars and the specialty is, every pillar having unique design. This temple was filled by sculptures like elephants, about war, dance, art, epics, etc. we will take several days to understand every sculptures. Its star shape temple & it contain 32 corners.
Halebid: This place is 15km from Belur, know as Dwarasamudra. It was once the seat of Hoysala Empire. Halebid having two temple under the single platform. So its called Double temple also. Hoysaleshwara and Shanteswara both dedicated to Shiva. Shiva is the main god for this temple. Generally hoysala architecture not followed Square shape, they are using Star shape. It means you will find 64 corners in this temple & 108 pillars. Reason is they can accommodate more sculptures outside and inside the temple. We can see beautiful and bigger two nandi in this temple.
If we go around the temple in three stage we can see the Durbar of Lord Shiva, the childhood plays of Bala Krishna, the fight between Karna and Arjuna the lifting of Govardhanagiri by Krishna Gajendramoksha on the western side and the shooting of Matsya Yantra. The story of Krishna and Arjuna can also be seen. The monkey army giving the ornaments to Sri Rama Chakra Vyuha Kote; Krishna and Arjuna getting down from the chariot and taking bath in the pond on hearing the death news of Abhimanyu. The demon King Ravana is lifting Kailasa Parvatha; these are all the important figures.
Shravanabelagola: Shravanabelagola is a holy place for Jains. A jain centre famous for monolith statue of Gomateshwara, 17 meters height, carved out of a single stone, Know as Bahubali. Its world tallest monolith statue. The town is located in the midst of two hills. There is a tank in the midst of this town called “Belagola” and the town is called by the same name.
Srirangapatna: was the historic capital of Tippu Sultan known for his struggle against British rule. Several monuments relating to his rule are sprinkled across the island. Both Tippu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali are believed to have made endowments to the Ranganathaswamy temple.
Timings for Belur - Halebid - Shravanabelagola package
Location : Hassan / Mysore
Duration : 2 Night 3 Days - Hassan (1N) - Mysore (1N)
Day 01: Bangalore / Hassan (180Kms / 04Hrs)
Morning pick up from Bangalore Airport/ Railway Station/ City Hotel & drive to Hassan, enroute visit Shravanabelagola – A Prominent Jain pilgrim centre in Hassan district. Shravanabelagola is home to Asia’s largest monolithic statue-lord Gomateshwara here towers 58ft. later proceed to Hassan on arrival check in to hotel, lunch and relax and overnight.
Day 02: Hassan-Mysore (Aprox 118kms/02hrs Drive)
After breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing Visit Belur – On the banks of the Yagachi River is Belur, a star shaped temple with hand lathe – turned filigreed pillars and sculptures will take your breath away. It is the only Hoysala temple still in active worship and Halebid - Just 17km away from Belur, the ancient capital of the Hoysalas. The temple, perched on a star shaped base amidst lawns, is a sculptural extravaganza. Later Drive to Mysore.Overnight Stay in Mysore.
Day 03: Mysore - Bangalore (146km / 03Hrs)
Morning Drive to Bangalore En route visit Srirangapatna(Dariya Daulat Bagh, Gumbaz, Fort and Temple). & Drop at Bangalore. TOUR END.
Package Inclusive :
Packages with Hotel options on CP Plan
Option I : Standard Hotels : INR 18650 for 2 Pax
Option II : Deluxe Hotels : INR 23100 for 2 Pax