Shravanabelagola is surrounded by two hillocks namely Chandagiri and Indragiri. Shravanabelagola is an important religious place for Jain followers. The Chandragupta basadi and the Parashwanath basadi are supposedly the biggest of all in the Chandragiri. Beneath the spot is "Jain Math", where the walls are painted with historical stories.
The Odegal basadi, Chauvvisa Tirthankari basadi, Siddhara basadi and Chennanna basadi were put up here. The visitors can also find a carved called Tyagada Brahma Pillar, which boasts of fantastic floral paintings. There are over 500 inscriptions with some of them describing the death of the starved.
How to Reach: Bangalore - Kunigal - Hirisave - Shravanabelagola
Exact Location: It is located 12 km to the south-east of Channarayapatna, Hassan district.
Nearest Town: Channarayapatna (12 km)
Distance from Bangalore: 144 km.
Best Time to Visit: October and March.
Other Attractions in the Vicinity
Belur: Belur is a small town located on the banks of River Yagachi, in Hassan district of Karnataka. Belur was the early capital of the Hoysala Empire. The main attraction in Belur is the Chennakeshava temple dedicated to Lord Chennakeshava (handsome Vishnu).It is about one hundred feet high and has a magnificent gateway tower. There are many subsidary shrines around the main temple.
Halebidu: Halebidu is located in Hassan District. It was the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. The temple complex comprises of two Hindu temples - the Hoysaleshawara and Kedareshwara temples - and two Jain basadi.