Shravanabelagola (Śravaṇa Beḷagoḷa) is a town located near Channarayapatna of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka and is 144 km from Bangalore. The Gommateshwara Bahubali statue at Shravanabelagola is one of the most important tirthas (pilgrimage destinations) in Jainism, one that reached a peak in architectural and sculptural activity under the patronage of the Western Ganga dynasty of Talakad. Chandragupta Maurya is said to have died here in 298 BCE after he became a Jain monk and assumed an ascetic lifestyle.
Elevation: 871 m (2,858 ft)
Time zone: UTC+5:30 (IST)
Shravanabelagola has located 11 km to the southeast of Channarayapatna in the Channarayapatna taluk of Hassan district of Karnataka. It is at a distance of 51 km south-east of Hassan, Karnataka, the district centre. It is situated at a distance of 12 km to the south from the Bangalore-Mangalore road (NH-75), 18 km from Hirisave, 78 km from Halebid, 89 km from Belur, 83 km from Mysuru, 144 km from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka and 222 km from Mangalore. The sacred places are spread over two hills, Chandragiri and Vindyagiri, also among the village at the foothill.
Winter Season in Shravanabelagola
The month of December marks the start of the winter season in Shravanabelagola. Temperature ranges between a comfortable 15°C to 30°C. Winters last till February in Shravanabelagola. This is one of the best seasons to visit Shravanabelagola as the place seems washed and beautiful after the rains.
Monsoon Season in Shravanabelagola
Shravanabelagola experiences monsoon between the months of June to September. Heavy rainfall is the characteristic of the region.
Best Season in Shravanabelagola
The best season to visit Shravanabelagola is the winter season. The best months to visit are October to March.
Summer Season in Shravanabelagola
The summers in Shravanabelagola are hot and generally avoided by tourists. The month of March marks the start of the summer season and it lasts till May. Temperature ranges between 23°C to 37°C during these months.
Accommodation in Shravanabelagola
There are many medium to budget accommodation options in and around Shravanabelagola city. Hotel Raghu (Main Street), Hotel Yatri Nivas (Main road), Inspection Bungalow (Shravanabelagola), S.D.J.M.I. Committee (Shravanabelagola), Hoysala Village Resort (Handinkere, on Belur Road), VIP Guest House (Shravanabelagola), Hotel Amblee Palika (Hassan), Hotel Hassan Ashok (B.M.Road, Hassan), Kotari Hotels (Station Road) and Hotel Suvarna Arcade (B.M.Road) and are the medium range accommodation options and have all basic facilities like internet etc.
Events/Festivals in Shravanabelagola
Shravanabelagola hosts a number of festivals. Many Hindu festivals in Shravanabelagola are celebrated with grandeur.
Makar Sankranti: Maker Sankranti is a beautiful festival of the city and is celebrated with great rejoice. It is a celebration of the occasion of the `ascent` of the sun to the north.
Ganesh Chaturthi: This festival in August-September is one of the most awaited events in Shravanabelagola. It is celebrated with great passion.
Hampi Festival: Hampi Festival comes with a symphony of colours and is celebrated in the first week of November
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