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A must see collection of ancient Jain temples on a small hill opposite to Gomateshwara

This is an ancient hill with lots of Jain temples on the top of the hill. It is smaller than the... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2021
Joy B
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Bengaluru, India
Not difficult - great architecture and virws

Easy hike with multiple Jain temples. Lot of history. Last place of chandraguta maurya. Make sure... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2020
425nimeshs
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Tervuren, Belgium
via mobile
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Reviewed 30 March 2019 via mobile

This is d place where Chandragupta Maurya died with santhara ( a Jain term)
This is the piece of history
Must visit who r interested in knowing it

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank VinodBela22
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Reviewed 14 January 2019

Serene, picturesque and give you another perspective of the place. We had been to the Vindhyagiri hills (to visit Bahubali statue), but this is the first time we went to Chandragiri and were in for a pleasant surprise. This is a group of 15 small temples; and after the 15th (Bhadrabahu Cave) there is a trek to the highest point on the hill, which is well worth it. The high point was that like Vindhyagiri, here too you have to go barefoot on the revered hill. Must visit once.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Divyank_Rastogi
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Reviewed 5 January 2019

Chandragiri Hill is the smaller of the two hills in Shravanabelagola, Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri. While the Vindhyagiri Hill is better known because of the giant 58 foot statue of Gommateshwara, the Chandragiri Hill is also considered as holy for the Jain pilgrims, because this hill is where the Emperor Chandragupta Maurya breathed his last. Chandragupta, the founder of the Mauryan Empire, became a Jain ascetic before relinquishing his throne. His tomb is located on this hill, as well as the cave of his guru, Bhadrabahu.

Getting to the top of the Chandragiri Hill involves another climb up another 200 hundred steps. It is not as arduous as the 600 step steep climb up the Vindhyagiri, but after doing the Vindhyagiri we were simply too tired to do the Chandragiri as well. Maybe if we had more time or did the Chandragiri first it may have been possible.

We did get to see a good view of the Chandragiri Hill and the Jain Basadis situated there, from the top of the Vindhyagiri Jain Temple, but decided to spend at least another day at Shravanabelagola on our next visit, so that we could climb the Chandragiri Hill as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EkMusafir
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

Take a jeep ride and enjoy the breathtaking view. Try to get there early morning to see the mist embracing the valley (and not too crowded). BTW it is so sad to see people littering the place with plastic! Shame on the locals!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nalini X
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

Must Visit. A real cool place.A beautiful hill station with breathtaking landscapes and views. Don't forget to take cameras

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HemantB313
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