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Shravanabelagola 'Lord Bahubali' Gommateshwara Day Tour from Bangalore

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Trip Overview

A day tour from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola offers a fascinating journey into the rich history, cultural heritage, and spiritual significance of this ancient Jain pilgrimage site. At Shravanabelagola, visit the Gomateshwara Statue and Kalamma Temple.


Highlights

  • Enjoy a private tour of Shravanabelagola, which is an important pilgrimage center of Jainism
  • Visit the Bahubali statue, which is a monolithic structure. 


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Detailed Overview

Shravanabelagola is famous for two hills called Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri, where most of the monuments are located. These two hills are spread on both sides of Temple Pond. There are several historical basadis within the town as well. The main temple of Gomateswara is located on Vindhyagiri hill, along with Odegal Basadi, Tyagada Kamba, Siddhara Basadi, Chennanna Basadi, Akhanda Bagilu, etc. 

Gomateshwara Statue: Also known as the Bahubali Statue, this 10th-century statue is 17 meters high and believed to be one of the tallest Gomateshwara statues in the world. It was constructed by the General of King Rajamalla, Chamundaraya, during the Ganga Dynasty. 

Tyagada Kamba: This 10th-century pillar is situated on Vindhyagiri hill, not far from the Bahubali statue. It rests on an elevated platform and has elaborate carvings from bottom to top. 


Itinerary

  • Depart from Bangalore early in the morning to make the most of your day.
  • Enjoy breakfast on the way at one of the highway restaurants.
  • Arrive at Shravanabelagola, a journey of approximately 3 to 4 hours from Bangalore.
  • Begin your exploration by visiting the Bahubali (Gommateshwara) Statue, one of the tallest monolithic statues in the world. Marvel at the awe-inspiring 57-foot-tall statue of Lord Bahubali, carved out of a single granite rock atop Vindhyagiri Hill.
  • Climb the 600+ steps to reach the hilltop, where the statue is located, and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
  • After descending from the hill, have lunch at a local restaurant in Shravanabelagola, savoring authentic South Indian cuisine.
  • Visit Chandragiri Hill, located opposite Vindhyagiri Hill, which is home to several Jain temples, basadis (monasteries), and ancient inscriptions. Explore the Chandragupta Basadi, Parshwanatha Basadi, and other notable temples.
  • Take a stroll around the peaceful surroundings of Shravanabelagola, soaking in the spiritual atmosphere and admiring the architectural marvels of the Jain heritage.
  • If time permits, visit the nearby historical sites such as the Kalyani (pond) and the Odegal Basadi.
  • Spend some time shopping for local handicrafts, souvenirs, and Jain religious artifacts in the markets near the temple complex.
  • Depart from Shravanabelagola in the late afternoon, heading back to Bangalore.
  • Enjoy the scenic drive back to Bangalore, reminiscing about the memorable experiences of the day.

Please note

  1. This is not a guided tour; the driver will not be the guide for the tour.
  2. The itinerary is only a suggestion; guests can use the cab as per their own tour plan, add new places, or skip the ones mentioned.
  3. This is an outstation tour; hence, the vehicle cannot be used for the local city tour.

Other temples to visit in Shravanabelagola:

  1. Chennanna Basadi: Also known as the Chennakeshava Temple, this ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It features Hoysala-style architecture and intricate carvings depicting scenes from Hindu mythology. The temple is located in the foothills of Vindhyagiri Hill.

  2. Parshwanatha Basadi: This Jain temple is dedicated to Lord Parshwanatha, the 23rd Tirthankara of Jainism. It is one of the main temples in Shravanabelagola and is known for its beautiful architecture and religious significance.

  3. Shantinatha Basadi: Another prominent Jain temple in Shravanabelagola, the Shantinatha Basadi is dedicated to Lord Shantinatha, the 16th Tirthankara of Jainism. It is renowned for its serene ambiance and intricately carved pillars.

  4. Akkanagamma Basadi: This small but significant Jain temple is dedicated to Akkanagamma, a local deity considered to be a protector of children. It is located near Chandragiri Hill and is often visited by devotees seeking blessings for their children.

  5. Adinatha Basadi: Dedicated to Lord Adinatha, the first Tirthankara of Jainism, this temple is located atop Vindhyagiri Hill. It offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and is a popular spot for meditation and spiritual contemplation.

Basic Details

Start Point
Bangalore
Finish Point
Bangalore
Activity Level
Easy
Start time
6:00 am 7:00 am 7:30 am 8:00 am
Category
Tours & SightseeingReligiousRoad TripsFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O885A764

Inclusions

  • All transport using private AC Sedan or SUV
  • Pickup and drop-off in Bangalore/ Bangalore Hotel
  • Sightseeing as per mentioned itinerary
  • Driver and fuel charges
  • 300 Km Limit of cab usage (can be extended by paying extra charges to the driver)

Exclusions

  • Monument entrance fees, to be paid directly at the monuments
  • Tolls & Parking Charges
  • Any meals or Personal Expenses for guests
  • Any travel insurance
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Important Information

    • This is not a Guided Tour
    • Pick up and drop off has to be the same location.
    • Pick up and drop off location can be different but extra charges will apply as per distance from pick-up location. To be paid to the driver directly.
    • Tour includes 12 Hours of vehicle usage on this tour, so please plan your stops accordingly.
    • Sedan segment refers to 4+1 seat Maruti Swift Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Toyota Etios, etc.
    • SUV segment refers to big 6+1 seat Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Maruti Ertiga.
    • 300 Km & 12 Hour limit can be exceeded and paid extra directly to the driver at the rate of
      • 150/Hr. for Sedan. Rs 12 per km
      • 200/Hr. for SUV, Rs 16 per Km

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that

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Pick up from Bangalore Outskirts
The below places and areas beyond the mentioned places are considered as outskirts: Electronic City, Kanakpura Road & Kengeri.
₹ 1400/vehicle
Drop to the Bangalore Airport
Use this option if you want to be dropped at Bangalore Airport. This would be just the entrance charges.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We have two options Sedans & bigger SUVs. In Sedans we provide Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios mostly, sometimes it could be Nissan Sunny. In SUVs we provide Toyotta Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga. You can request a particular model while booking in 'Special Request' and we try to provide it however you can not pick and choose exact car models. We operate only AC vehicles and hatchbacks are not available.

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Yes, all sightseeing tours need to be booked in advance. Tours often sell out so we suggest booking early to guarantee your desired tour day. Bookings are completely online and you can book on Website or Mobile app.

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You need to book online from this page. We accept only online bookings. Booking is confirmed instantly through SMS and Email. Driver & Cab details are sent on SMS/Email 3-6 hours before pick-up time.

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Pick-up from Bangalore Address or Hotel
  • The driver will pick you up directly from Airport at specified timr. Please enter the Flight Name, Number and Time at the checkout page.
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