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Love History? Visit These Heritage Sites That Are Just 230 KM From The City


    What Makes It Awesome?

    How to get there?
    These UNESCO heritage sites are about 230 km from Bangalore, via Hassan highway {NH 75}. There are plenty of buses that ply from Bangalore, so you can board any of those.

    It was the capital of the Hoysala empire and houses the magnificent Vishnu Temple complex, which is also known as the Chennakeshava temple. This temple is famous for its remarkable architecture, sculptures, reliefs, friezes, and inscriptions. It's an epitome of beauty and craftsmanship.

    It's believed that it took them a century to finish the construction, and it was repeatedly plundered by foreign invaders. And we have heard people say that the entire temple was covered with sand to keep it hidden from the foreign Invaders at one point.

    The sculptures in the temple have precise detailing and depict thousands of stories about the Hindu mythology.

    It houses Hoysaleshwara temple, with Lord Shiva as the main deity and a giant size Nandi.

    The temple's artwork provides a pictorial description of the life and culture from that time. It has rows of sculptures, each with its own story and significance. These sculptures reflect the precision and creative nature of the artists. A couple of hours are simply not enough for an individual to cover even one-fourth of this spectacular and glorious work.

    These two UNESCO heritage sites are within striking distance. So if you're someone who loves art, architecture, culture, and history, these sites are a must-visit.

    What Could Be Better?

    There aren't a lot of good refreshment options.

    How Much Did It Cost?

    INR 500 - INR 1,000

    Best To Go With

    Family, Big Group