Belur

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Highlights

Rating
Rated 4.5 / 5 - based on 100 reviews
Attractions : Architecture, Chennakeshava temple
Season : January to December
Weather : Summer 22 to 40°C, Winter 12 to 30°C

Details

Belur is a small town located in Hassan district of Karnataka. It was the capital of the glorious Hoysala empire. Chennakeshava temple is the chief attraction of Belur because of its architectural splendor. The temple was built by King Vishnuvardhana. It took more than 100 odd years to complete the construction which was finally done by his grandson Veera Ballala II. The credit for the marvellous architecture of this temple goes to Jakanachari. This temple is an epitome of Hoysala architecture.

Belur tourist attractions

Chennakeshava temple

The Chennakeshava temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It has a splurge of architectural elements. The temple courtyard is spacious with a sthamba ( pillar) at the entrance. The temple walls, doors and cielings are richly decorated with wonderful carvings of Shilabalikes (dancers), birds, animals and other elements. The doorways have dwarapalakas.  "Darpana Sundari" meaning beautiful lady with a mirror in hand is quite an attraction.The carvings in these temples depict various incidents during the period of Ramayana and Mahabharatha.

Belur temple timings

Temple complex: 7:30 am to 8:00 pm.

Garbhagudi of the main temple remains closed during the following timings: 10:00 am to 11:00 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. 

Things to do in Belur

  • Take a tour of the temple complex preferably with a guide
  • Observe and admire the architecture
  • Enjoy the sunset at Belur. During summer, it offers a beautiful view when the golden light falls on the entrance of the temple.

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Travel Guide

How to reach Belur

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Nearest Railway station

Nearest railway station is Hassan. From Hassan, Belur is 40 km away.

Nearest Airport

Nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport and it 190 km away.

How to reach Belur from Bangalore

Bus

There are direct buses from Bangalore to Belur and is approximately a 4 hour journey.

Train

There are trains available from Bangalore to Hassan - Kannur Express, Karwar Express. It is a 4 or a 5 hour journey depending upon the train. From Hassan, Belur is just 40km away.

Car / Taxi

Bangalore to Belur distance is 222 km and is approximately a 3.5 hour journey. Connect to Tumkur road in Bangalore and proceed to Nelamangala. Follow National Highway 4 and National Highway 48 to State Highway 71 in Hassan. This route goes through Nelamangala, Kunigal, Yediyur, Channarayapattana and Hassan. From Hassan, take Belur road to National Highway 234 to reach Belur.

How to reach Belur from Mysore

Bus

Mysore to Belur by bus is approximately a 2.5 hour journey.There are direct buses from Mysore to Belur.

Train

Mysore to Hassan is approximately a 2 hour journey by train. There are many trains from Mysore to Hassan - Talguppa Express, Sharavathi Express, Mysore Dharwad Express, Talguppa Express, Kannur Express and Karwar Express. From Hassan, Belur is 40 km away.

Car / Taxi

Mysore to Belur distance is 156 km. From Mysore go along Hunsur road. Take State Highway 57. This route goes through Bilikere, Krishnarajanagara, Holenarasipura, Hassan, Hagare. Connect to Belur road and National Highway 234 in Gothralli. From here, Belur is 3 km away.

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