Belur and Halebeedu Heritage Trail from Mangalore
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Product Code : AGORA510
Explore the architectural marvels of Belur and Halebeedu on a full-day "Belur and Halebeedu Heritage Trail" tour from Mangalore. Your day begins with a convenient 7:00 AM hotel pickup. Enjoy a scenic 4-hour drive to Belur, known for the magnificent Chennakeshava Temple, a masterpiece of Hoysala architecture. Afterward, relish a one-hour drive to Halebeedu, where you'll be captivated by the stunning Hoysaleswara Temple's intricate carvings. This tour, packed with rich history and architectural wonders, culminates with an approximate 7:00 PM drop-off back at your Mangalore hotel.
7:00 AM - Pick up from your hotel in Mangalore: Your knowledgeable tour guide and driver will promptly pick you up from your hotel in Mangalore at 7:00 AM. You'll meet your friendly driver who will accompany you on this full-day excursion to Belur and Halebeedu.
7:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Drive to Belur (180kms/ 4hrs approx one way): Your journey will commence towards Belur, located approximately 180 kilometers from Mangalore. This scenic drive will take about 4 hours. During the drive, you can relax in the comfortable vehicle, enjoying the picturesque landscapes and the natural beauty of the region.
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Visit Chennakeshava Temple in Belur: Upon your arrival in Belur, you'll head directly to the awe-inspiring Chennakeshava Temple. This temple is widely acclaimed as one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. It stands as a star-shaped structure on a raised platform, meticulously crafted from black stone, adorned with intricate carvings. As you visit, you'll have the opportunity to admire the complexity of the carvings and sculptures that grace the temple's walls. This includes the iconic winged figure of Garuda at the entrance and the mesmerizing frieze featuring 650 charging elephants around the temple's exterior.
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Lunch break at a local restaurant (at your own expense): Following your exploration, you can savor a delectable lunch at a local restaurant. Please note that lunch expenses are not included in the tour cost.
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Drive to Halebeedu (17kms from Belur): After your sumptuous lunch, you'll set off for Halebeedu, which is situated just 17 kilometers away from Belur. The drive to Halebeedu will take approximately 1 hour, offering you the chance to relish the scenic landscapes along the way.
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Visit Hoysaleswara Temple in Halebeedu: Upon your arrival in Halebeedu, you'll visit the Hoysaleswara Temple, a sculptural masterpiece adorned with finely detailed scrollwork in stone, depicting an array of gods and goddesses. As you explore this architectural marvel, you'll be astounded by the intricacy and beauty of the carvings, which bear witness to the skill and artistry of the Hoysala craftsmen. Additionally, you can explore the nearby Jain bastics, renowned for their architectural grandeur and historical significance.
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Drive back to Mangalore and drop off at your hotel: Following your exploration of Halebeedu, you'll commence your return journey back to Mangalore. This scenic drive will take approximately 4 hours, offering you ample time to relax and take in the breathtaking natural beauty of the region. Your skilled driver will ensure your safe return to your Mangalore hotel, with an estimated arrival time of around 7:00 PM.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.