The next day we went to Belur which was on our way back to Bangalore , but the Chennakeshava Temple was closed due to weekend lockdown in Hassan. Other wise we had planned to visit Belur and Halebidu temples on our way back. The Chennakeshava temple in Belur and the Hoysaleshwara Temple in Halebidu are 12th Century Temples built by the Hoysalas.
6. Other Places To Visit Nearby: In case of a longer stay or a revisit
A. Angadi Temple: This was located 16km from our Homestay and is supposed to be the original home of the Hoysala who ruled over the southern part of India(Mostly Karnataka at present) between the 10th and the 14th centuries.
B. Charmadi Ghat: It is a view point in the ghats, which is 42 km from our Homestay. It is especially popular with bikers due to the hairpin bends and beautiful sights en-route.
C. Shravanabelagola: On the way between Bangalore and Chikmagalur, a slight detour will take you to Sravánabélagóla which is a jain pilgrimage site and famous for the massive 57 ft high monolithic statue of Bahubali.
D. Yagachi Dam: This small dam is situated near Belur and offers water sports facilities like speedboat, jet ski, banana boat etc.
7. Cost: Very Reasonable
The cost of the trip was quite reasonable. Our Homestay charged us Rs. 2000/head/day inclusive of breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, snacks and bonfire.
Here's our day wise itinerary, in case you wanna follow our footsteps!
Started from Bangalore around 11 AM. On the way we stopped at Kamat for breakfast. We also shopped there for Channapatana wooden toys, some North Karnataka handicrafts and other souvenirs.