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Located near Bengaluru, Sravanbelagola is an important Jain pilgrimage center with a 17 m tall sculpture of Lord Gomateswara called Bahubali statue as its prime attraction.
Along with an intriguing historical past, this city is naturally blessed, being encompassed by mountains on either side with moderate climate. Attractions here are religious and constitute various temples and the prime attraction is the world's highest monolithic statue. The city is surrounded by a simple nature of spirituality, whose subtle hints infuse both, a certain calmness and festivity into the air. Another location that one can visit is the Chandragupta Basadi, a Jain temple, said to be built by Emperor Ashoka.
The 58 feet Gomateswara statue located on the top of the hill which is the world's largest monolithic statue considered as Bahubali by Jains.One can reach to the top of this hill by climbing 660 steps.The city look from the hill is also wonderful.Other attraction are numerious jain basadis of different thrithankara and foot print of Chandragupta.
The main religious statue of Bahubali is located atop a hill and we couldn't go there because we were traveling in a group where some people couldn't climb those many stairs. It's a small town and entire town revolves around the Bahubali statue and temple on the hill
The nearest railway station is at Hassan(45km) with most trains halting there. Mysore (97 km) has the nearest airport and can be accessed using cab service available there. Sravanabelagola is well ... (Read More)