Belur, also known as the Banaras of the South, “Dakshin Varanasi” is a town in Hassan district in the state of Karnataka, India. Belur is situated on the banks of river Yagachi, 38 km from Hassan. Belur was the erstwhile capital of the Hoysalas. Belur is a cultural extravaganza and is renowned for its Chennakeshava temple, one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. The temple was built by Hoysala king Vishnuvardhana to mark his victories in 1116 AD against the Cholas. 17 km away is another splendid attraction of Halebid which was the Hoysala capital before Belur.
Altitude: 975 m (3,199 ft)
Clothing : Summer- Tropical and Winter- Tropical
Temperature: Summer:35-20 C and Winter: 28-14 C
Languages: Kannada, Hindi and English
STD Code: 08177
Best time to visit: October to April
How to reach :
Air: Mangalore is the nearest airport connected by flights to different cities in India.
Rail: The nearest railhead is Hassan connected with different cities and places in India.
Road: Belur is well-connected by road with Hassan, Mangalore, Mysore etc.