Bangalore to Hassan, Belur & Halebeedu
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Product Code : AGORA648
Bangalore to Hassan, Belur and Halebeedu 2 days private tour include return transfer from Bangalore city hotels or from Bangalore airport. Visit the Shravanabelagola the huge monolithic idol of Bahubali en-route to Hassan. Explore Hindu collection of ancient temples at Belure & Halebidu, built by Hoysala Empire and admire some of India's most intricate historical stone carvings. Tour include 1 nights accommodation in Hassan with breakfast and guided sightseeing of Belur and Halebid temples with all monument's entrances included.
Day 1: Bangalore - Shravanabelagola - Hassan (200kms/ 4hrs approx)
Pick up from your Bangalore hotel or Bangalore airport and drive to Hassan via visiting Shravanabelagola one of the most important Jain pilgrim enters. It is also one of the oldest temple where a 17m high naked Lord Bahubali (gomteshwara) the world's tallest monolithic statue, is placed. It is situated on the picturesque Vindhyagiri Hill overlooking the town. Continue drive to Hassan and check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Hassan - Bangalore (250kms/ 5hrs approx)
Breakfast at hotel, excursion to visit visit Belur & Halebedu.
Belur (38kms from Hassan). It was once the capital of the Hoysala Empire, today made unforgettable for its exquisite temples. The serenity of Belur is attributed to the celebrated temple of Chennakeshava built by the Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana in 1117 A.D. It is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. The main structure of the temple, which is star-shaped, a homogenous architectural unit on a raised platform. Everything is carved in black stone, looking like metal. Facing the temple, at the entrance, stands the winged figure of Garauda, Lord Vishnu’s carrier. The 650 charging elephants on the frieze around the walls outside are all different from each other. The exotic bracket figures on the walls of this temple are serene, playful and amorous, enhancing the overall effect of this pinnacle of architectural excellence.
After visiting this temple move to Halebedu (17kms from Belur). The temples of Halebid bear mute testimony to the rich, cultural heritage of Karnataka. Visit the Hoysaleswara Temple, dating back to the 12th century, standing on platform like a casket, is a sculptural extravaganza, richly endowed with most finely detailed scroll work in stone. The walls of the temple are covered with an endless variety of gods and goddesses and also visit the Jain bastics.
After sightseeing drive to Bangalore and drop off to your hotel or at Bangalore airport.
1 Nights accommodation in offered hotels or similar (standard room)
Daily breakfast at hotels. Any other meal (lunch/ dinner) if clearly mentioned in the itinerary).
Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city).
Bottled drinking water in car
Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
Applicable GST (government taxes).
Hotels used or similar for 1 night accommodation
Hassan x 1 night
3* - Candy Southern Star/ Pavanputra Resort & Spa
4* & 5* - Hosyala Village Resort/ The Ashok
Any flight ticket.
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Anything not mentioned above.