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Belavadi is a national heritage site and one of the important attractions in Karnataka tourism. The temple here is built in Hoysala architecture. Belavadi village is located at a distance of 29 km southeast of Chikmagalur town and just 10 km from Halebid, another world heritage site and a visit to Belavadi is quiet town is a rewarding experience.
Belavadi is a scenic village surrounded by many trees, extensive green lands and lush greenery. Belavadi is dotted with temples and shrines, the most outstanding of them being Sri veeranarayana temple - a fine example of Hoysala architecture.
Sri Veeranarayana Temple, Belavadi:
Sri Veeranarayana Temple at Belavadi is one the superb examples where in unique temple plan is executed. The temple is a trikuta (three towers), the main idol of Sri Veeranarayana in the center facing East, Sri Venugopala facing North and Sri Yoganarasimha facing south. Each of the shrines has a complete superstructure (tower on top of shrine) and is one of the largest examples of Hoysala architecture.
It is believed that the temple has been constructed in two phases, earlier the central shrine was constructed and later on the additions were made, but truly this temple is a marvel and possesses the most beautiful images of Sri Venugopala as certified by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Distance from Belavadi:
Bangalore: 220 km
Chikmagalur: 29 km
Halebid: 10 km
How to get there:
Airport: Bengaluru international airport, Bangalore and Mangalore airport is the nearest airport.
Nearest Railhead: The nearest railway station is located at Kadur and Birur.
Road: Belavadi is well connected by roads. It is located at a very convenient distance from the famous temple towns of Belur and Halebidu.
Routes to reach Belavadi
From Bangalore: You can reach Belavadi from Bangalore via Nelamangala, Kunigal, Channarayapatna, Hassan, Belur and Halebid or
You can also reach Belavadi from Bangalore via Nelamangala, Tumkur, Gubbi, Tiptur, Arsikere and Javagal
From Hassan: You can reach Belavadi from Hasaan via Belur and Halebid
From Shimoga: You can reach Belavadi from Shimoga via Bhadravathi, Tarikere, Birur, Kadur, Banavara and Javagal
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