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We then set off on an 8 day tour by car heading south.
First stop was a 57ft statue of Gommateshvara on a hill at Sravanabelagola. Every twelve years, thousands of devotees congregate to perform Mahamastakabhisheka, a ceremony where the statue is covered in milk, curds, ghee, saffron and gold coins, next to happen in 2018. …
... stop was a Jain temple on the top of a stone hill, Śravaṇa Beḷgoḷa. This place is particularly known for 57 feet long Gommateshvara, the largest monolithic (carved from a single piece of stone) statue in the world and one of the Times' seven wonders of India.
Climbing up the stairs take you at least around 8-10 minuted and before ...
Belur temple was in the capital of the Hoysalas. They established this capitol here after the sacking of Halebeedu (Haledid) by the Delhi Sultans. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vijayanaryana, one of the 24 incarnations of Vishnu and was started in 1116 by king Vishnuvardhana. Much more of the full temple complex exists here with surrounding walls, side temples, and marriage pavilion than at Halebeedu. Again ...
... dug out of the ground but once in the air it hardents and looked much like granite to me. This was a real high point for me as I have often seen this art in books and to actually see such beautiful depictions of it in person was thrilling and wonderful. I am so glad that we had the chance to take this 2 day weekend trip to Mysore. Some in the group had thought of doing a one day which would have skipped this and Belur temple and I am so glad ...
... br> around 6:00am.. I had booked a cab from local travels, he picked us up,
and showed couple of hotels. Unfortunately most of good hotels were
booked, as there were many marriages on that day, and were booked by
them.. Without much option we had to settle for some medium hotel, that
too non-a/c room. Hotel guy promised to get us some good A/C ...
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We had an excellent stay here and would definitely recommend. Was able to prepay online and was good value, on arrival staff were friendly and helpful, room was spotless and pleasant, the meal in the restaurant very good, and was only spoilt by England losing the 4th ODI, but it was good watching it in the bar with everyone else!
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