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$90 Day Trips & Excursions

Bangalore to Belur, Halebid, Shravanabelagola Private Day Trip

You will be picked up in the morning at approximately 7:00am from your local hotel or airport in Bangalore. From there, you will be driven approximately 3-hours to Hassan to meet up with your guide. You will then continue to Belur with your driver and guide to visit the first area with the Chennakesava Temple and the Veeranarayana Temple. Explore these temples and let the guide tell you the ancient stories of these parts. After seeing these temples, you will continue to Halebidu, the "Old City," to visit the Hoysaleswara Temple to enjoy the sights and history of this temple. Lastly, after visiting the Hoysaleswara temple, in the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire of the 12th Century, you will continue to Shravanabelagola to visit the famous Gomateshwara Statue. You will take some time to enjoy the view while the guide will let you in on the important history of this area.In the evening, after your long day visiting the sights, your car will drive you back to your preferred location, such as your local hotel or airport.

$300 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Weekend Heritage tour on Motorcycle from Bangalore

On Saturdays at 7 am our tour guide will meet you in Bangalore and provide an orientation of the tour as well as briefing for the Royal Enfield motorcycles. Breakfast is arranged and then we start towards our destination, Belur, the ancient capital of Hoyasala Empire, located 220 KMs from Bangalore. The ride will take 4-4.5 hrs and we will reach Belur by noon.Our stay is planned at Yogaksheema, a leading Ayurvedic Resort. It is famous for its Ayurvedic massage and Satvic food. Lunch is arranged and then we visit the famed Chennakesava temple of Belur which took over a 100 years to build. The next couple of hours will be spent inside this temple complex. Some of the highlights of this temple are the intricate carvings of animals and dancers on the walls of the temple. Episodes from epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata have been carved out of stone. The main hall has sculptures that are fantastic in terms if the intricacy of the carvings. The bracelets on the arms of one of the dancer statues can be moved up and down. The headdress of another dancer statue has a moveable ring!  Another noteworthy characteristic of sculptures in Belur is that sculptures at Belur is that they are signed off by the respective sculptors like in a painting, often as a boastful epithet.We head next to Halebid, the old capital of the Hoyasala empire. Located 16 Kms from Belur, there are 3 major highlights of Halebid. We spend a couple of hours in the 2 magnificent temples inside the complex dedicated to  Hoysalesvara and Shantalesvara. The other sculpture of interest is a giant statue of Nandi the holy Bull of Lord Shiva which took 86 years to build. Of interest would be to note the veins depicted gracefully on the face. We return to our Resort where dinner is arranged. Sunday – ShravanabelagolaAfter breakfast we checkout and drive 80 KMs to a quaint town located between 2 hills and called Shravanabelagola.  The world’s largest monolith statue beckons us here. The 58 feet tall statue nestled on a 470 feet hill is of Gomateswara the son of the first Jain Tirtankara Vrishaba Deva. There is a flight of 600 steps to climb. A less fun way to go up would be in a palanquin carried by 4 people!  The climb would take an hour. The view from the top makes the climb worth it.We visit a home belonging to the Jain community to which Gomasteswara belongs. Lunch is arranged in this house. The cuisine is authentic Jain. After lunch we go back towards Bangalore. We would cover 145 Kms in the last leg of this tour. The tour ends around 5pm after we reach Bangalore.

$100 Day Trips & Excursions

Bangalore to Belur, Halebid Full-Day Architecture Tour, Lunch

At 630 AM we start towards our destination, Belur, the ancient capital of Hoyasala Empire, located 220 KMs from Bangalore. The journey will take 4 hrs and we will reach Belur by 1130 AM including a breakfast pitstop. We visit the famed Chennakesava temple of Belur which took over a 100 years to build. The next couple of hours will be spent inside this temple complex. Some of the highlights of this temple are the intricate carvings of animals and dancers on the walls of the temple. Episodes from epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata have been carved out of stone. The main hall has sculptures that are fantastic in terms if the intricacy of the carvings. The bracelets on the arms of one of the dancer statues can be moved up and down. The headdress of another dancer statue has a moveable ring!  Another noteworthy characteristic of sculptures in Belur is that sculptures at Belur is that they are signed off by the respective sculptors like in a painting, often as a boastful epithet. After Lunch we head to Halebid, the other capital of the Hoyasala empire. Located 16 Kms from Belur, there are 2 major highlights of Halebid. We spend a couple of hours in the 2 magnificent temples inside the complex dedicated to  Hoysalesvara and Shantalesvara. The other sculpture of interest is a giant statue of Nandi the holy Bull of Lord Shiva which took 86 years to build. Of interest would be to note the veins depicted gracefully on the face. The Belur & Halebid tour ends around 8pm after we reach Bangalore.

$1770 Weddings & Honeymoons

10Night - Kerala & Karnataka Tour - Luxury Honeymoon

Day 1 Arrival Cochin, transfer to hotel. Evening Kathakali Dance Show.Day 2 Cochin Sightseeing. Sightseeing of Cochin in Fort Kochi & Mattancherry area. Day 3 Cochin - Wayanad, train from Cochin to Kozhikode & then private transfer to WayanadDay 4 Wayanad - Day free for leisure. Enjoy activities in the resort/hotel itself. All hotels and resorts offer multiple complimentary & paid activities like plantation visits, trekking in the hills, cooking classes etc.Day 5 Wayanad - Day free for leisure. Enjoy activities in the resort/hotel itself. All hotels and resorts offer multiple complimentary & paid activities like plantation visits, trekking in the hills, cooking classes etc.Day 6 Wayanad - Mysore, Drive to MysoreDay 7 Mysore & Sri Rangapatnam SightseeingDay 8 Mysore to Hassan via Shravanbelagola & ByllakuppeDay 9 Excursion to Belur & Halebid from HassanDay 10 Hassan to Bangalore, evening free fo leisureDay 11 Bangalore Airport transferMeal plan:Cochin - Bed & BreakfastWayanad  - Half BoardMysore - Bed & Breakfast Hassan - Half BoardBangalore - Bed & Breakfast

$54 Private & Custom Tours

Belur, Halebeedu, Shravanabelagola Private Tour with Temples

You will be picked up at 7:30am from your hotel for this tour. During the trip you will visit the Hoysala period temples of Belur, Halebeedu and witness Asia’s tallest monolithic stone statue of Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola, which is a prominent Jain pilgrimage center. After reaching Yediyur village, enjoy your breakfast with local Idli and Dosa. Then, proceed to Shravanabelagola, famous for its great statue of Lord Gomateswara, situated in Manjunath Temple in Dharmasthala. The statue symbolizes renunciation, self-control, and subjugation of ego as the primary steps towards salvation. Make a stop for lunch at a local restaurant and then, you will be transferred to Belur, located in Hassan district. Visit the Chennakeshava temple which is a fine example of Hoysala architecture. It was consecrated by the famous Hoysala king Vishnuvardhana to mark his victories in 1116 AD against the Cholas. Later, drive to Halebeedu which was the ancient capital of Hoysala dynasty. 'Halebeedu' actually means 'ruined city' as it was ruined by the Moghul sultanate twice. Visit the famous Hoysaleshwara temple which is comprised of two shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. The walls of the temple have carvings of different deities of Hindu mythology and stories from Mahabharata, Ramayana and Puranas.Afterward. Once this tour is over you will be transferred back to your hotel in Bangalore.