Belur is 222 km from Bangalore, 149 km from Mysore and 34 km from Hassan (27 km from Halebid). Belur and Halebid are 17 km apart.
By Road: Bangalore and Mysore are linked by road to Hassan, and regular buses ply from Hassan to Belur..
By Train: The nearest railhead is Hassan, which is connected to other major junctions such as Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore.
By Air: The nearest airports are Bangalore (222 km) and Mangalore (194 km).
The best way to reach Belur and Halebid is to keep Hassan as your base, which offers a host of transport options (including taxis) to travel to the temple towns.
Many vendors sell postcard sets (10 pcs) at the temple entrances of Hassan, Belur, Halebid, Smnathpur and Mysore. At first sight they don't look from best quality, afterwards they aren't that bad at all. They are quite cheap if you bargain a bit.
As in almost every Temple in India, you have to leave your shoes outside. OK, you enter barefoot, please think about it, the ground can be very hot under the sunshine. It can be helpful putting on some pair of old socks
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Put two or three pairs of old socks into your luggage. As in almost every Temple in India, you have to leave your shoes outside. Its is OK if you enter barefoot ! Please think about it, the ground can be very hot under the sunshine or sometimes dirty . It can be helpful putting on some old socks. No need to tell you this doesn't help by rainfall. I saw some people with kind of protection socks out of an operating room....
Up and away to Mysore. Driving through sugar cane and corn fields, coconut trees and betel nut trees, millet fieldsTime to visit a hand-crafted cane sugar fabrication, or should I say handmade sugar ? The sugar canes are This sugar is afterwards still treated in the refinery.more