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Jain Pilgrimage Circuit covering Five Lord Bahubali Statues in Karnataka(2 Nights)

Bangalore, Hassan, Mangalore

for Senior Citizens, Pilgrim Traveller

Holiday Overview

Bahubali Statue Dharmasthala
Sravanbelagola
View from Sravanbelagola
Sravanbelagola
Venur Bahubali Statue
Karkala Bahubali Statue - Photo Courtey Vaikoovery
Gommatagiri Bahubali Statue - Photo Courtesy Rajan Thambehalli

Jain Pilgrimage Circuit covering Five Lord Bahubali Statues in Karnataka offers an opportunity for Jain Pilgrims to pay a visit to 5 tallest Lord Gomteshwara (Lord Bahubali) statues in Karnataka

Route

Hassan(1) - Mangalore(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Visit Gommatgiri and Shravangoda Bahubali Statues
  • Day-2 Visit Dharmasthala, Venur and Karkala Bahubali Statues
  • Day-3 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Hassan - Sravanbelagola (51.00 kms), Gommatagiri Bahubali Statue (96.00 kms)

Mangalore - Moodbidri Jain Pilgrimage (33.00 kms), Karkala (50.00 kms), Venur Bahubali Statue (53.00 kms), Bahubali Statue Dharmasthala (60.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Bangalore Departure - Mangalore
Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests looking to comprehensively visit all Basadis around Moodbidri can stay for additional day at Mangalore and pay a visit to them.

Distances
  • Bangalore to Hassan -200 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Hassan to Mangalore -171 kms (4.5 hrs)
Route

Bangalore - Hassan(1) - Mangalore(1)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Visit Gommatgiri and Shravangoda Bahubali Statues Start from Bangalore. Plan is to travel to Gommatgiri and Shravanbelagoda, two of the 5 tallest Bahubali Statues in Karnataka. Travel to Mysore (140 kms - 2.5 hours). 20 kms from Mysore is Gommatgiri and visit the 20 ft Bahubali Statue dated 700 years ago. From here travel to Shravanbelagoda (77 kms - 1.5 hours). Shravanbelagoda requires guests to Climb up the steps and takes about 2 hours totally for the visit. Shravanbelagoda is home to 57 feet Bahubali statue dated 981 CE. Travel to Hassan (50 kms - 1 hour) and overnight at Hassan (Total Travel for the day would be about 300 kms)

Day-2 Visit Dharmasthala, Venur and Karkala Bahubali Statues Travel to Mangalore. Plan is to travel to Bahubali Statue (39 feet high carved in 1973) Dharmasthala and Venur (35 ft Statue of Bahubali Dated 1604 AD) to visit two of the 5 tallest Bahubali Statues in Karnataka. After Venur Travel to Moodbidri (20 kms) to visit The Thousand Pillars Temple is one of the most famous and holy shrine of Jains in Moodbidri. It also has Guru Basadi which houses the treasured Dhavala text. There are other Basadis, namely Ammanvara Basadi. Leppada Basadi, etc. From here visit Karkala for the 42 ft Statue of Lord Bahubali, which is the last of the 5 tallest Lord Bahubali Statues in Karnataka. Return to Mangalore (54 kms - 1 hour. Total Travel for the day would be about 300 kms).

Day-3 Departure Return to Bangalore (350 kms) or depart from Mangalore

Detailed Sightseeing

Hassan :

  • Sravanbelagola - Shravanabelagola is home to statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali and is one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Jainism, The statue is set on a hill and requires climbing several hundred steps.

  • Gommatagiri Bahubali Statue - Gommatagiri is a renowned Jain pilgrim centre and is home to a 700-year-old (early Vijayanagara era) granite statue of Gomateshwara (Lord Bahubali) erected atop a 50 meter tall hillock called Shravana Gudda.

Mangalore :

  • Moodbidri Jain Pilgrimage - The Thousand Pillars Temple is one of the most famous and holy shrine of Jains in Moodbidri. It also has Guru Basadi which houses the treasured Dhavala text. There are other Basadis, namely Ammanvara Basadi. Leppada Basadi, etc. There are several Jain temples in Moodbidri.

  • Karkala - Karkala is a town of historical importance and a pilgrim centre for Jains. Jainism is widely practised here. The single stone 42-foot statue Gomateshwara (Lord Bahubali) is main attraction and is the second tallest in Karnataka. There are about 18 Jain basadis here.Attur nearby is also home to impressive St Lawrence Church.

  • Venur Bahubali Statue - Venur is home to 38 ft monolith of Lord Bahubali also known as Lord Gomateshwara. The single rock statue was erected in the year 1604. This statue of Bahubali is one of the five giant monoliths found in Karnataka.

  • Bahubali Statue Dharmasthala - Just on outskirts of Dharmasthala is 39 ft Bahubali statue and is well visited by Jain pilgrims and other pilgrims to Dharmasthala.

Destination Overview

Bangalore - Bangalore (now also called “Bengaluru”) is the state capital of Karnataka and one of the largest Software and ITES (IT Enabled services) center in the world. Bangalore is unofficially now considered as one of the metro cities of India (Alongwith Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi).

Hassan - Hassan is an industrial town located mid-way between Mangalore and Bangalore and base point for guests to visit Halebid and Belur Temples, which are world known for their Hoysala era architecture.

Mangalore - Mangalore is a port and the largest town on coastal Karnataka it is the 2nd largest town in Karnataka. Mangalore is access point for Coastal Karnataka, Coorg, Chikmagalur, Hindu / Jain Pilgrimage and North Kerala.

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Distances
  • Bangalore to Hassan -200 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Hassan to Mangalore -171 kms (4.5 hrs)

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Distances
  • Bangalore to Hassan -200 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Hassan to Mangalore -171 kms (4.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

Mangalore is considered based to visit Jain Pilgrimages around Moodbidri and Karkala and this itinerary offers an excellent opportunity for guests to travel to some of the most significant Jain Pilgrimages in South India

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