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Bangalore to Belur and Halebid

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Product Code : AGORA93

Embark on a memorable two-day expedition from Bangalore to the ancient marvels of Belur and Halebid. The journey commences with a visit to the awe-inspiring Gommateshwara Bahubali statue in Shravanabelagola, setting the tone for the architectural wonders ahead. Day two is dedicated to exploring the intricacies of Hoysala craftsmanship at Belur's Chennakeshava Temple and Halebid's Hoysaleswara Temple, each showcasing a unique blend of artistry and spirituality. Traverse through a tapestry of historical narratives and artistic legacies as you delve into the diverse temples dotting the landscape. Concluding back in Bangalore, this tour offers a deep dive into the cultural heritage of Karnataka's temple towns.


Day 1: Bangalore to Hassan via Shravanabelagola (200kms)

Begin your journey with a convenient pick-up from your Bangalore hotel or the airport. As you traverse towards Hassan, immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Shravanabelagola. Here, you'll encounter the awe-inspiring 58-foot monolithic statue of Gommateshwara Bahubali, carved out of a single granite block. This revered Jain landmark not only stands as a testament to ancient architectural prowess but also offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. After this enlightening visit, proceed to Hassan and check into your chosen hotel. Spend the evening at leisure, perhaps exploring the local markets or unwinding amidst the tranquil ambiance of Hassan. Overnight stay in Hassan.


Day 2: Excursion to Belur and Halebid from Hassan (250kms)

After a refreshing breakfast, embark on a mesmerizing journey to Belur and Halebid, two gems of Hoysala architecture. In Belur, marvel at the Chennakeshava Temple, a masterpiece revered for its intricate carvings depicting scenes from Hindu mythology, celestial beings, and everyday life. The temple's detailed craftsmanship, from its towering gopurams to its sculpted pillars, offers a captivating glimpse into the artistic brilliance of the Hoysala dynasty.

Next, proceed to Halebid, home to the magnificent Hoysaleswara Temple. Encircled by serene ponds, lush gardens, and ornate mantapas, this temple stands as a testament to the Hoysala's architectural finesse. The temple's walls narrate tales of valor, devotion, and artistry through their intricately carved sculptures of deities, celestial beings, and mythological creatures.

While in Halebid, don't miss exploring the Kadareswara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and the Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, adorned with depictions of the half-lion, half-human incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Additionally, visit the Ishvara Temple, renowned for its unique architectural elements, the ancient Koravangala Temple, the elegant Lakshmi Devi Temple, and the tranquil Hulikere Pond, reflecting the ethereal beauty of its surroundings.

As the day concludes, embark on the return journey to Bangalore, reminiscing about the architectural marvels and spiritual insights gained during this enriching expedition. You will be dropped off at your hotel or the Bangalore airport, concluding this memorable journey through Karnataka's historical and cultural heartlands.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 1 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the 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.


Hotels used or similar for 1 nights accommodation

Hassan x 1 night
3* - Candy Southern Star/ Pavanputra Resort & Spa
4* & 5* - Hosyala Village Resort/ The Ashok

- Any flight tickets.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.