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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.
Updated Feb 21, 2005
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…..
Updated Feb 19, 2005
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....
Written Feb 21, 2005