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|Attractions||: Veeranarayanaswamy temple|
|Season||: January to December|
Belavadi is a small village near Chikkamagalur with historic significance. There are many temples and shrines in this village, the most notable being Veeranarayana temple. The surroundings are scenic and it is very near to Habebidu (10 km), another world renowned heritage centre. Legend says that this is the place in Mahabharatha where the Pandava prince Bheema killed demon Bakasura and protected the village and it's people.
This temple glorifies the Hoysala style of architecture. The trikuta(three shrined) structure has two shrines facing each other on a wide and spacious platform. Each of the two shrines has 37 bays. The third srine contains the characteristic of ancient Hoysala style of architecture. There are a total of fifty nine bays. The roof the the temple has wonderful carvings. This is a Vaishnava temple and all the three shrines have different forms of Lord Vishnu.
Belavadi has good connection with buses plying frequently to this place. It is very easy to reach here from Chikkamagalur.
Nearest railway junctions are Birur and Kadur.
Mangalore International Airport.
There are no direct buses from Bangalore to Belavadi. Buses can be taken to Chikkamagalur or Belur. From there, Belavadi it is less than 30 km.
Join the Tumkur road and reach Nelamangala. Follow National Highway 4 and National Highway 48 to State Highway 234 in Halebidu. This route is through Kunigal, Yediyur, Hassan, Halebeedu. From Halebeedu, Belavadi is around 13 km.
Belavadi is well connected from Belur, Chikkamagalur and Hassan. There places can be easily reached from Mysore through State transport or private bus services.
Belavadi is around 162 km from Mysore and it is approximately a 4 hour drive. Connect to Hunsur road. Drive along State Highway 57 and follow Belur road to Hagare. Turn right towards State Highway 21. Reach Ambedkarnagar. From here, Belavadi is less than 15 km.