Jain Heritage Trail: Shravanabelagola Expedition from Bangalore
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Product Code : AGORA244
Join us on a private guided day excursion from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola, a renowned pilgrimage site known for its colossal monolithic statue of Lord Gomateshwara. Discover the rich Jain heritage, history, and culture of this ancient town, and marvel at the awe-inspiring Bahubali Statue, one of the tallest monolithic statues in the world. Explore the ancient Jain temples, historical monuments, and enjoy panoramic views from Chandragiri Hill. Indulge in local cuisine and immerse yourself in the serene and spiritual atmosphere of this sacred place.
Morning: 7:00 AM: Depart from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola, located about 150 kilometers away, with a drive time of approximately 3-4 hours depending on traffic. Enjoy the scenic journey through the countryside of Karnataka, passing through small towns and villages along the way. Take a break for breakfast at a roadside restaurant (optional).
Arrival at Shravanabelagola: 10:00 AM: Arrive at Shravanabelagola and start the tour by visiting the famous Bahubali Statue, one of the tallest monolithic statues in the world, standing at a height of about 58 feet. Admire the intricate carvings and learn about the history and significance of this Jain pilgrimage site. Take a walk around the statue and its surroundings, marveling at the architectural and artistic details.
Exploration and Sightseeing: 11:00 AM: Take a leisurely walk around the town and explore the ancient Jain temples and other historical monuments. Visit the nearby Chandragiri Hill, which has several Jain temples and offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Climb up to the Chandragiri Hilltop to visit the famous Bhadrabahu Cave and enjoy the serene and spiritual atmosphere of the place. Learn about the Jain culture, traditions, and beliefs as you immerse yourself in the history and heritage of Shravanabelagola.
Lunch: 1:00 PM: Enjoy a traditional vegetarian lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the local flavors and cuisine of the region.
Return to Bangalore: 2:00 PM: After a fulfilling day of exploration, begin your return journey to Bangalore. Arrive back in Bangalore by 5:00 PM and conclude the day tour.
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.