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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Trip to Shravanabelagola Halebidu Belur

12-oct-2013, it's morning 4:30 am and we are out of bed. We got ready by 5:30 and took our bike and headed toward corporation circle, Bangalore. We reached there by 6:00 and saw there were 100s of people waiting for their tour bus. We parked our bike and got the confirmation of our tour along with the bus number. We boarded the bus and we started our journey by 6:35. At 8:00, we stopped for breakfast in one of the kstdc hotel. We bought token for 4 iddly and 4 vada and a bottle of water for Rs. 165. Next we went to Vindhyagiri hill in Shravanabelagola. The 57-feet tall monolithic statue of Gommateshvara is located on Vindyagiri Hill. It is considered to be the world's largest monolithic stone statue. The base of the statue has an inscriptions in Kannada as well as the oldest evidence of written Marathi, i.e. devnagari script, dating from 981 AD. We had to climb up and down 1200+ stairs. It takes 1 hour to go up and down.

Next we went to the Halebidu. It is the best temple I have ever seen. So well decorated. Curving on each and every stone is a Masterpiece. It demonstrate the imagination of the artist. I think nobody would have never seen anything like this before. We can try the curving on the stone by inserting thread through one ear and take out from other. It is said that this temple must be admired from outside for its beauty. It is said that the place was attacked many times in past, but what ever remained is still a masterpiece. The tour guide gave us lot of information about the place. His charge was Rs. 20.

Next we went to Belur. We went to restaurant for lunch. From there we went the temple. It is another masterpiece and it is said that it should be admired from inside. The best part of this temple was that it was not attacked from outsider but there were some minor attacked by localities.

Next we were on our way back to Bangalore. We started at 5:00 PM and on way we stopped for tea for 1/2 and hour and reached Bangalore at 10:00 PM.

Shravanabelagola Stairs
Shravanabelagola Midway
Shravanabelagola Ontop
Halebidu
Halebidu
Belur
Belur
Belur
Belur
Belur
Belur
Belur
Belur
Belur
Belur
Belur
Belur
Belur
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