Sravanbelagola is 51 km southeast of Hassan and 160 km from Bangalore. This is the most important Jain pilgrimage center. The name of the place translated as naked ascetic (Sravana) and white pond (belgola), is known for the greatest monument of Jain art. The colossal statue of Gomateshwara (17 meter high) situated on the summit of Indragiri hill...more
The only problem here was that our room was located on the « noisy » side of the hotel. What I...more
We spent 24 hours at this hotel (we were on our way from Shravanabelagola to Belur/Halebid). I knew...more
Belur Road, Hassan, Karnataka, India., Hassan, IN
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.
What I didn’t know about Indian traffic is that all vehicles big or small blow their horn all the time, all day and all night long…. When driving behind a truck, you’ll always see at its back “blow your horn”. Every Indian trucker buckles down. During my whole trip I never got used to this…..
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....