Poetry in Stone Tour - Shravanabelagola, Belur & Halebidu with Breakfast & Lunch

15 hr

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In this awe-inspiring journey, you will discover that stone was clay in the hands of a breed of legendary sculptors, the likes of which are no longer around. We will explore a variety of fascinating sites from different eras. These include ancient Hindu temples with mind-blowing carvings and a millennia-old giant monolithic statue perched on an idyllic hilltop. Breakfast and lunch are included in the price
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
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Stop At: Kunigal, Kunigal, Tumkur District, Karnataka

Our first stop is about an hour after the start of the tour for an authentic local breakfast freshly prepared and served in an open rustic setting

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Shravanabelagola, Shravanabelagola, Hassan District, Karnataka

Post breakfast we move on to Shravanabelagola. An over 2300 years old town acclaimed as a seat of learning and spiritualism and is today a major pilgrimage centre of one of India's ancient religions, Jainism. Our objective here is to scale a moderately steep hill with about 700 steps barefoot to marvel at one of the tallest monolithic sculpture in the world carved over a millennia ago. The beautiful statue and the idyllic countryside visible from the top is a visual treat.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hassan, Hassan, Hassan District, Karnataka

We break our journey here...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kunigal, Kunigal, Tumkur District, Karnataka

Our first stop is about an hour after the start of the tour for an authentic local breakfast freshly prepared and served in an open rustic setting

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Shravanabelagola, Shravanabelagola, Hassan District, Karnataka

Post breakfast we move on to Shravanabelagola. An over 2300 years old town acclaimed as a seat of learning and spiritualism and is today a major pilgrimage centre of one of India's ancient religions, Jainism. Our objective here is to scale a moderately steep hill with about 700 steps barefoot to marvel at one of the tallest monolithic sculpture in the world carved over a millennia ago. The beautiful statue and the idyllic countryside visible from the top is a visual treat.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hassan, Hassan, Hassan District, Karnataka

We break our journey here for a sumptuous and tasty buffet lunch served in a quiet and lush garden.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Belur, Belur, Hassan District, Karnataka

Post lunch we make our way to see some of the best collection of stoneworks not seen anywhere else in the world.

We will explore the Sri Chennakeshava temple here with its amazing dancing maidens perched on the exteriors of the walls and marvel at the sheer beauty and stone imagery on the pillars and ceiling inside. Get ot know a bit about Hinduism and and its a

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Halebid, Halebid, Hassan District, Karnataka

Our final stop of this tour is the over 800-year-old Hoysaleswara temple with sculptures and stone carvings that exist nowhere else. The richness in detail and the sheer volume of carvings on the over 200 meters long outer walls of this temple - of Hindu gods, scenes from Indian epics, animals, flowers, mythical beasts and design patterns are spellbinding and sure to leave you speechless.

Duration: 1 hour

Important Details

Included
  • Service of a Cultural/Heritage Expert for the duration of the Tour
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Central Bengaluru
  • Lunch
  • Transport by private air-conditioned car or minivan or Coach
  • All entry Fees
Not Included
  • Personal Shopping
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
M G ROAD, METRORAIL STATION, MG Road, Shanthala Nagar, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up and drop you back to your central Bangalore location/hotel or Cauvery Emporium

6:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Language English only
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Wheelchair not accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.