Day 06: Tour Belur and Halebid
Bhutanatha Temple, BadamiAfter breakfast proceed on sightseeing tour of Belur - a star shaped temple with hand lathe-turned filigreed pillars and sculptures will take your breath away. It is the only Hoysala temple still in active worship. Friezes of charging elephants, each different from the other, mythological figures, military scenes, dancers and musicians, and elaborate decorative motifs charge the imagination. Later visit Halebeedu (Halebid) - 17 kms away the ancient capital of the Hoysalas, the temple perched on a star shaped base amidst lawns. Its walls are richly carved with an endless variety of Hindu deities, sages, stylised animals, birds, and friezes depicting the life of the Hoysala kings. Later return for overnight at Hassan.