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Belur

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Town Area Size: 2.85 sq kms

Altitude: 975 meters

Summer: 20-35C. Hottest Month: April

Winter: 25-28C. Coolest Month: December

Rainfall: 110 cms

Clothing: Cotton clothes throughout the year except December.

Belur in Hassan district (222 kms from Bangalore and 38 kms from Hassan) is famous for its magnificent Hoysala Temple Complex. The Chennakeshava temple here was completed in 1116 by Hoysala Vishnuvardhana to commemorate his victory over the Chola. It took 103 years to complete. The facade of the temple is filled with intricate sculptures and freizes-with no portion left blank. Elephants, episodes from the epics, sensous dancers nothing was left uncarved. The Veeranarayana temple houses the shrines of Kappe Chenniga, Andal, Saumya Nayaki, and other dieties.

Getting Here:

By Air: Bangalore airport is the nearest to Belur (222 kms)

By Train: Hassan is just 40 kms from Belur. Banavara and Arasikere are also near Belur.

By Road: Regular buses ply from Bangalore (222 kms), Halebid (16 kms), Hassan (40 kms), Hospet (330 kms), Mangalore (124 kms), Mysore (149 kms) to Belur.

Badami | Bangalore | Belur | Bidar | Bijapur | Coorg | Gulburga | Hampi | Hassan | Hospet | Mysore

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