Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

The Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the chief attractions among wildlife enthusiasts. The wildlife reserve is spread over an area of 102 sq km, situated in the Western Ghats. Dense cover of evergreen forests, semi-evergreen forests and Shola grassland of the sanctuary provide shelter to innumerable wildlife species. The altitude of Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary…

Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum is among the chief sightseeing attractions featuring several articles of historical importance. The repository maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India was established during the 1970s. Several sculptures, architectural members and inscriptions of historical significance retrieved from the region are on display. A bronze 18th Tirthankara image, excavated from the ruined tank…

Yagachi Dam

Yagachi Dam is one of the popular tourist attractions lying at a distance of about 10 km from the centre of Belur. The reservoir is built across River Yagachi, a tributary of River Kaveri. Yagachi Dam was constructed in 2004 with the view to harness water resource for meeting irrigation and drinking water requirements of…

Jain Temples

The Jain Temples or a group of Jain monasteries at Basadi Halli are among the popular sightseeing attractions of the region. These Jain Temples are renowned for their decorated pillars, which are highly polished almost resembling mirrors. Located close to the Hoysaleswara Temple, the group encompasses three shrines. Among these three shrines, Parswanathaswamy Temple is…

Belur and Halebeedu temples visit

Chikmagalur is home to ancient Hindu architecture and the historic temples at Belur and Halebeedu from the spectacular Hoysala Empire are a must-visit. These intricately crafted places of worship with beautiful carvings give the visitor a taste of the fine craftsmanship that was prevalent in the bygone era.

Shettihalli Church visit

  Shettihalli Church is located 2 km from Shettihalli, in Karnataka. Built in the 1860s by the French missionaries in India, the church is a magnificent structure of Gothic Architecture.[1] After the construction of the Hemavati Dam and Reservoir in 1960 the church was abandoned.[2] It has since then become a famous tourist spot where…

Bahubali Gomateshwara Temple Visit

  Gommateshwara Statue ಗೊಮ್ಮಟೇಶ್ವರ is a 57-foot (17 m) high monolithic statue located on Vindyagiri at Shravanbelagola in the Indian state of Karnataka. Vindyagiri Hill is one of the two hills in Shravanabelagola; the other is Chandragiri, which is also a seat of several ancient Jain centers, much older than Gommateshwara statue. The Gommateshwara statue…

Chennakeshava Temple Visit

The Chennakeshava Temple, also referred to as Keshava, Kesava or Vijayanarayana Temple of Belur, is a 12th-century Hindu temple in the Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. It was commissioned by King Vishnuvardhana in 1117 CE, on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur also called Velapura, an early Hoysala Empire capital. The temple…