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“It is among my all time favorite places to visit”

Bhagawan Bahubali Statue (Gommateshwara)
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Private Day Trip to Shravanabelagola from Bangalore
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Private Day Trip from Bangalore to Belur, Halebid and Shravanabelagola
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“It is among my all time favorite places to visit”
Reviewed 4 October 2011

I visited Bahubali in April 2011 with my wife, sister-in-law and her children. We hired a cab from Bangalore and visited the place,

The place is more popularly known as Shravanabelagola. Bahubali is the name of god whose statute is present there on top of the hill. The statue is world's largest monolithic stone statue and it was erected in 981 AD.

Every twelve years, thousands of devotees congregate here to perform the ceremony called Mahamastakabhisheka. Last time it happend in 2006.

There are two hills Vindyagiri and Chandragiri on either side of a pond. Vindyagiri hill has the statue and Chandragiri has some very old Jain temples.

The place has very good facility for accommodation and jain food is also available in the Bhojanalaya (canteen) of the temple at the base of the Vindhyagiri. There are few temples in the village also, the statues are very old and attractive.

There is a KSRTC bus stand close to Dharamshala (place for accommodation), from where people can get buses for Bangalore and nearby town.

From Bangalore, it is 160 Kms. By taxi it takes 3-4 hours and by bus it takes 4-5 hours.

Sharavanbelagola ki very famous among Jain followers. People come all the way from north Indian states to visit the statue of Bahubali.

I have been visitingthis place several times and shall continue it .. It is among my all time favorite destination and will always be..

Visited April 2011
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“Great Experience”
Reviewed 28 June 2011

Bahubali in Shravanabelagola is one of the tallest statues of Jain monk in India. Shravanabelagola is about 150 kms from Bangalore and it takes about 3 - 4 hours by car from Bangalore. The highway is quite good and drive is not a problem.

Once you reach Shravanabelagola, park close to the foothills of the temple. There must be about 300-400 steps of climb to reach the top of the hill where the statue is located. The status is almost 1000 years old. However, when you see the bahubali statue it does not look old or worn out.

The presence in front of bahubali is a wow experience. I was impressed how the statue must have been created 1000 years back.

There are food stalls at bottom of the temple. Plus chappals / foot wear are not allowed from foothills of the temple. Accordingly, carry socks for protection of feet.

Visited August 2010
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