Bhagawan Bahubali Statue (Gommateshwara), Hassan

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Climb approximately 1,000 steps to reach the top of Bhagawan Bahubali Statue (Gommateshwara), a 17.5 m (58 ft) tall idol sculpted out of a single piece of rock. The monument attracts both tourists and pilgrims and, along with the temples around it, holds major archaeological and historical importance, representing a holy pilgrimage place ever since it was built over a millennium ago. As you admire the statue, enjoy views of the surrounding area from the lofty vantage point. Make sure you bring your camera for great shots from above, and take plenty of water for the climb. Plan your Bhagawan Bahubali Statue (Gommateshwara) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Hassan using our Hassan vacation builder.
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  • August 9, 2017
    I was here with my husband and my 4 year old and was contemplating if we should climb up the hill to see the statue as I wasn't sure if my kid would climb 650 odd steps. We still took a chance and wen...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Reached just half an hour after the gate closed. Rue my plan to visit it so late. Must have gone at the very begining. Disappointed to miss such a place from that distance.  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    The main feature of Sravanbelagola is the Gommateshwara on top Vindyagiri. A climb of about 650 steps which are Steep at a few places, is an ideal workout for anyone. Once you reach on top of the Hill...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    Visited the place with team few years back in March. Very good place to visit for one day trip from Bangalore (With other places). Very windy at the top and nice place to relax after visits. Nice place to even have snacks. Steps to the top are steep and better to go when the sun is down. If going in summer remember to go early as it will become hot by 9:30 AM.
  • July 10, 2017
    A must-visit place in Karnataka. This is a Jain temple and is built atop a hill. The statue of Bhagawan Bahubali is seen from a few km away too. The statue is majestic and is a symbol of Jain architecture and art. The temple is maintained well. Even as you climb the steps (my guess is around 600 steps), you can feel the wind blowing. You may run out of breath. Do carry a bottle of water. Some steps may be steep. Please be mindful of your step. You get to see a spectacular view of the place once you reach the top. A must-visit place!
  • July 8, 2017
    You need to approximately walk up to 700 steps to see the mighty Gommateshwara statue but it's worth walking that distance. The temple is very clean and the scenic beauty is breath taking. If you need peace leaving away the hustle-bustle of city life do visit this place.Road trip from Bangalore is a great option as you will be taking the highway and roads are well maintained. You will get enough option to eat during your journey so no worry on that part as well. I would recommend to check weather before coming as the statue is placed on hill and it will get heated up and make difficult to walk if the weather is very sunny. Last but not the least you can eat Jain good in Bhojanalaya situated next to the temple after all that walk!
  • May 10, 2017
    It is situated at the top of hill and have to climb 600+ steps to reach there. There are some facility of carrying aged people but for others they have to climb by them selves. Wear comfortable clothes and ladies ware proper clothings as strong winds blows during the climb so it is not safe to wear loose clothes. Carry water with you because you're gonna need it! But worth it! It is so beautiful up there! Build ages ago but still well preserved!
  • June 26, 2017
    Being part of both folklore and history, Sharavanabelogola is a must visit place for a traveler and anyone interested in history. Though climbing the hill and visiting the Bahubali statue would take about 2 hrs, would recommend to spare an entire day to explore both the hills in the town and learn about the history in detail. While the world famous Bahubali monolithic statue is a sight to behold, there are many other aspects of the temple and the surrounding hillock that unfold the history before our eyes. Each pillar and statue, every small basadi and temple are testimony of the rich history and culture of medieval India. Hiring a guide is recommended. Dholis are available for those who cannot walk up the hill. Basic food & accommodation is available in the town.

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