Sravanabelagola: 614 steps to the Colossal Gommateshwara Statue

Sravanabelagola is a holy place for Jains and a site of famous historical monument. It is about 143 kms (89 miles) from Bangalore in the Hassan district of Karnataka, India. Just over a two-hour drive on NH-48 from Bangalore, its great for a short visit. Surrounded by two hills with a small pond tucked perfectly …

Banavar : Two temples and a Fort

“Yes, let’s see the fort.” There began our second detour of the trip, and this time we decided to visit Banavar/Banavara. It’s a small village in the Hassan district of Karnataka in India, almost equidistant from Arekere and Arasikere. Guided by the signposts, we drove through the village and found our way to the fort (kote, …


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