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Showing posts with label Hassan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hassan. Show all posts

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Shravana Belagola

Shravana Bellagola is one of the most famous historical and religious places in the state of Karnataka, India. The statue that you will see in the pictures below is that of Gomateshwara also known as Bahubali.

Distance From Bengaluru: Approximately 158 kms.
What's Special: Very famous historical and religious place in the state of Karnataka, India. Every 12 years thousands of devotees assemble here to perform the Mahamastakabhisheka ceremony. A ceremony in which the statue of Gomateshwara is washed with milk, curds, ghee, saffron and covered with gold coins. This surely is one of the great tourist places near Bengaluru (Bangalore).
Mode of Transport: Buses, Trains and any private mode of transport by road.



         

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Belur and Halebidu

"Belur and Halebidu" are 2 heritage sites in the district of Hassan. They have some of the best temples built during the Hoysala dynasty. Belur and Halebidu are situated very close to each other. The distance between these 2 heritage cities is only 16 kms.

Distance From Bangalore: Approximately 210 kms.
What's Special: Some of the best temples built during Hoysala dynasty. Chennakeshava temple is built in Hoysala style and is situated in Belur. Hoysaleshwara temple is also built in Hoysala style and is situated in Halebidu. The architecture of these temples is unbelievable and keep you amazed throughout your visit to the temples. Belur and Halebidu are truly two of the best tourist places near Bangalore.
Mode of Transport: Buses, trains and any private medium of transport by road.
Near By Places: Shravana Bellagola, Chikmagalur, Kemmannagundi, Hassan, Yagachi Dam, Pushpagiri Widllife Sanctuary, Basdi Halli, Archeological Museum, etc...