Belur is a Town Municipal Council and taluka in Hassan district in the state of Karnataka, India. The town is famous for its Chennakeshava Temple, one of the best cases of Hoysala workmanship. Belur was the early capital of the Hoysala Empire. Belur alongside Halebidu around 16 km away are one of the significant vacationer goals in Karnataka. Belur is situated in Hassan area. As indicated by engravings found here, it was likewise alluded to as Velur or Velapuri.
It was the early capital of the Hoysala rulers in eleventh century and remained a second capital through the fourteenth century. The city was so regarded by the Hoysalas that it is alluded to as "natural Vaikuntha" Vishnu's dwelling place "dakshina Varanasi" southern blessed city of Hindus in later engravings. Such a significant number of laborers worked for building Belur. It took 190 years to finish. Belur is in Hassan locale of the Indian province of Karnataka. It is around 35 kilometers 22 mi northwest of Hassan.
The town is around 200 kilometers 124 mi west of Bengaluru IATA Code: BLR, around 3.5 hours drive available with a four path NH75 expressway through Hassan. Hassan and Chikmagalur are the nearest urban areas close Belur that are associated by railroad system to significant urban communities of Karnataka. Belur has a rise of 979 meters 3,212 ft above ocean level.