Drive from Mysore to Hassan.
||Drive through lush tropical landscapes to
Halebid and Belur - Built in the 12th and
13th century in the superb baroque style,
these temples are carved of stone and are
truly magnificent. As one architect and critic
said "These friezes carved with a minute
elaboration of detail are one of the most
marvellous exhibitions of human labour to
be found even in the patient East". The
temple at Belur is famed for its profusely
ornamented exterior, and the one at Halebid
for its sculptured figures and open-air museum.
Also visit the colossal monolithic Jain statue,
57-ft high, which stands on top of a steep
||Return to the train for Lunch at 1300 hours.
||Visit Sravanabelagola and the famous Jain
Sravanbelgola famous for its colossal
statue of the Jain Saint Gomateshwara. 614
steps lead to his monolithic statue 18 meters
tall and standing atop the hill of Indragiri.
Every 12 years Jains from all over India gather
here for the spectacular bathing festival
of the statue.
||Depart for TB DAM.
||Dinner & Overnight on board.