Jain Heritage Trail: Shravanabelagola Expedition from Bangalore
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Product Code : AGORA244
Embark on a captivating "Jain Heritage Trail" with a day trip from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola, a charming town approximately 150 kilometers away. Witness the awe-inspiring 58-foot-tall Bahubali Statue, a monolithic masterpiece renowned for its intricate carvings and deep Jain significance. Explore Jain temples, historical landmarks, and Chandragiri Hill for panoramic views and spiritual immersion. Savor traditional vegetarian cuisine during lunch. Your journey concludes as you return to Bangalore, culminating this enriching expedition into Jain heritage.
Morning: 7:00 AM - Depart from Bangalore: Your day begins with a 7:00 AM departure from Bangalore to the picturesque town of Shravanabelagola, approximately 150 kilometers away. The journey unfolds over 3-4 hours, meandering through Karnataka's countryside. Along the way, you'll pass through charming towns and villages. You have the option to enjoy breakfast at a local roadside restaurant, a perfect way to savor regional flavors (optional).
Arrival at Shravanabelagola: 10:00 AM - Upon arriving at Shravanabelagola, your tour commences with a visit to the iconic Bahubali Statue. This colossal monolithic masterpiece reaches a towering height of approximately 58 feet. Admire the statue's intricate carvings and delve into its rich history and profound Jain spiritual significance. A leisurely walk around the statue and its surroundings allows you to marvel at the architectural and artistic details.
Exploration and Sightseeing: 11:00 AM - Take a leisurely walk around Shravanabelagola, exploring its ancient Jain temples and other historical landmarks. A visit to the nearby Chandragiri Hill reveals several Jain temples and rewards you with panoramic views of the scenic landscape. Ascend to the Chandragiri Hilltop to explore the renowned Bhadrabahu Cave, immersing yourself in the serene and spiritual atmosphere that permeates this revered site. Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable guide provides insights into Jain culture, traditions, and beliefs, offering a deep understanding of the historical and cultural heritage of Shravanabelagola.
Lunch: 1:00 PM - Refuel with a delightful traditional vegetarian lunch at a local restaurant, relishing the flavors of the region.
Return to Bangalore: 2:00 PM - After a fulfilling day of exploration, your return journey to Bangalore begins. The journey back allows you to reflect on the enriching experiences of the day. You'll arrive back in Bangalore by 5:00 PM, concluding the day tour to Shravanabelagola.
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.