While coming back from Nirvara Plantation Stay in Sakleshpur, our first pit stop was at Belur. Belur was a one hour drive from our stay, while it could be a four drive from Bengaluru. You can make it a one day trip although it would be a tiring one to travel from Bengaluru to Belur and finish everything in a single day.
The Chennakesava Temple in Belur was built in the 12th century and it still holds great significance to many. The temple was not very crowded on a Monday and we were able to take our own sweet time exploring the architectural marvel. One does not have to pay any entry fee to visit the place, there is ample parking available, and the timings are from 7 A.M to 8 P.M. There are quite a few guides available in the premises and it is advisable to use their services to get a better understanding of the temple and it’s glorious history.
In the above images you can see some of the unique aspects of the Chennakesava Temple, one is the inner structure showing how a single pillar supports such a huge dome while the other is the footwear worn by the Gods.
The Hoysala dynasty have left behind some of the most beautiful architectural beauties in Karnataka and this is one of those places you should surely visit. You can find more information about the temple by clicking on this link.
Here is a video of our time at Belur.