Belur is a small town located in the Hassan district of Karnataka in South India. The picturesque Yagachi Dam is located close-by at a distance of just 3 km from the village. The district capital of Hassan is located at a distance of 38 km. Another popular urban hub, Chikmagalur, is nearby at a distance of 25 km.
Places to Stay
Conventional places of lodging are extremely few in the area because of which travelers are forced to look forward to staying in Chikmagalur. Some of the budget hotels which are worth considering are Kalgreen Valley Resort (Tariff – Rs. 800), Rajmahal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Suprabha Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Bhagwathi Nature Camp (Tariff – Rs. 800) and others.
The official language of Belur is Kannada.
The important festivals of the region are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The village has earned a reputation for itself with the unique Hoysala temples in and around the city. In order to explore more, one can head to Chikmagalur (25 km away) and try out Kudremukh National Park, Inam Dattatreya Peetha (a holy place for both Hindus and Muslims), Baba Budan Giri Hills (with a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Muslims), Hebbe Falls and others.
How to Get There
Mangalore International Airport is the nearest major airport at a distance of 172 km.
The Chikmagalur Railway Station, which is located around 24 km away, is the closest railway station to the town.
Direct buses as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns. It is mostly state-transport buses which cater to the needs of the people. Private operators have also slowly joined the race with SRS Travels being one of them. Ticketgoose.com’s online bus ticket booking facility is fast, safe and reliable.