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Belur is an important yet beautiful historical place in Karnataka. It is one of the popular tourist destinations of Hassan district. This was once served as a capital of great Hoysala Empire. It has wonderful inscriptions and sites which are holding magnificent historical significance. Chennakeswara temple complex is the major tourist attraction and people flock Belur mainly to visit this temple.  The sculptures of this temple provide a glimpse of tradition and culture of Hoysala Empire. One can find an eminent Vijayanagara architecture in its finest form here. It is place of earthy heaven for those who interested in history and fine arts architectures.

Places to visit

Hoysaleshwara Temple

It is a star shaped temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. This beautiful stone temple was built in the middle of 12th century. The prominent features are marvelous sculptures which are intricately engraved. The temple complex is decorated with several deities and other beautiful sculptures of birds and animals.

Shantaleshwara Temple

It is located in Hoysaleshwara temple complex dedicated to Shanteleswara. It is beautifully nested on a high land made of potstones. The Shiva Lingam in sanctorum is appreciated as perfect sample of  Hindu architecture. Museum with rare collection of beautiful sculptures, gold coins and shining black stones are other attractions.

Kedareswara Temple

It is Chalukya style of temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. One can find this temple as a pinnacle of architecture. It was built in 1319 AD. Plethora od sculptures are beautifully friezes the great epic Ramayana, Bhagavat Gita and Mahabharata.

Basadi Halli

It is group of Jain monasteries and temples.  Highlighting feature is Pillars which are extremely shined and resembles mirrors. It is located closer to Hoysaleswara temple.


It is the most popular Jain pilgrim, located in between two hills at an attitude of 3000 feet above the sea level. It is well known for the 18 feet tall monolithic statue of Lord Gomateshwara located on the top of Indragiri hills. Mahastambabhisheka is held once in 12 years is a grand festival celebrated here.

Other Places

Pushpagiri Wildlife sanctuary, Yagachi Dam, Chennakeshara temple and Halebid are other important places in Belur.

How to reach Belur

By Air

Mangalore is the closest domestic airport at 168 km from Belur. Bangalore international airport is 222 km from Belur.

By Train

Hassan is the nearest railway station located 27 km from Halebid.

By Road

It is well connected via road. Several state owned and private buses are available to reach Belur from major cities of Karnataka.


In summer 22-40°C and in winter 10-32°C. October to March is the ideal time to make a visit.

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Theme: Historical
SightSeeings in Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
Near By Other Tourist Places

Belur   0 KM near     
Halebid   16 KM near     
Chikmagalur   22 KM near     
Sakleshpur   29 KM near     
Hassan   34 KM near     
Near By major Cities
Bangalore  218 KM near     
Chennai  534 KM near     
Thiruvananthapuram  596 KM near     
Near By Air Ports
Bajpe Airport   121 KM near     
Mysore Airport   142 KM near     
Bengaluru International Airport   222 KM near     
Calicut Airport   251 KM near     
Near By Local Cities
Shimoga  101 KM near     
Mangalore  126 KM near     
Mysore  141 KM near     
Kota  147 KM near     
Near By Districts
Chikmagalur   24 KM near     
Hassan   34 KM near     
Kodagu   93 KM near     
Shimoga   103 KM near     
Near By RailWay Station
Sakleshpur Rail Way Station   28 KM near     
Hassan Junction Rail Way Station   35 KM near     

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