Belur Tourist Guide - Land of Temples and Kings

Belur Tourist Guide - Land of Temples and Kings - Destination Overview
  • Location: Karnataka,India -711202
  • Altitude: 975 m
  • Longitude: 13.1623° N, 75.8679° E
  • Latitude: 13.1623° N, 75.8679° E
  • Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport
  • Nearest Train Station: Mysore Railway Station
  • How to reach: By Flight: Nearest airport is Mangalore airport 153 km away from Belur. The airport is well connected to Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi and other Indian cities. Taxis can be hired to reach Belur By Bus: Belur is well connected to other Karnataka cities like Bengaluru, Mangalore and Mysore. Buses from Bangalore tp abaelur on regularly Basis, one can get to Belur from Hassan by the KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) buses By Train: Hassan is the nearest railhead. Trains from New Delhi, Mumbai and other cities of Karnataka halt at Hassan railway station.
  • Season to Visit: The best time to visit Belur is between the months of October and April when the weather is pleasant enough to enjoy the outdoors.

Belur Tourist Guide - Land of Temples and Kings

Belur Tourist Guide: Overview

Belur is a small town set on the bank of Yagachi river in Hassan district of Karnataka. City is well known for its fine art, historical gateway and for Chennakeshava temple which was a capital during Hoysala kingdom for a short duration.  Belur was also called as Velapuri during Hoysala period. The town is renowned for its Chennakeshava Temple which is one of the finest example of Hoysala workmanship. It is being proposed as a UNESCO world heritage site for its amazing 10th century temples and it attracts tourist for its amazing sculptures and intricate artistic. 

What is unique in Belur and why?

Belur is well known for its marvelous temples built during the rule of the Hoysala dynasty. Chennakeshava Temple was famous temple of lord Vishnu which is built by Shantaladevi, queen of king Vishnuvardhana. It is said that Shantaladevi herself danced in front of the main shrine during its installation and her dance inspired the poses of the figurines on the temple walls.  

There are about 48 pillars of various sizes, shapes and designs, bearing testimony to remarkable artistry and the main highlight of the temple are Darpana Sundari or "The lady with the mirror". There are many temple of Belur and Halebidu which is famous for its unique sculptures and statues of elephants, horses, lions, swans, depictions of mythological events, and scenes from the Indian epics.

FAQ - What is where...?

What to buy and shop in "Belur

Statues of Panchadhatu

Where to buy & shop for souvenirs tourist items in "Belur"

Terracotta items (clay Item)

Where to buy & shop for clothes in "Belur"

Spencer's Hyper Store

Where to have best food in "Belur"

Annapoorna veg Restaurant

Where to stay in "Belur"

Belur offers good and comfort stay facility, we suggested all three category of hotels which you like to stay

Standard Hotel: Maharaja Inn:  TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence

Deluxe Hotel: Holiday Inn Home: TA Rank (5.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Luxury Hotel: The Gateway Hotel KM Road: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Where to drink in "Belur"


Best Bars in "Belur"

Balitikuri Golirmukh

Where to eat Lunch & Dinner" Belur"

Greens Family Restaurant