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. To visit Bhagawan Bahubali Statue (Gommateshwara) on your holiday in Hassan, and find out what else Hassan has to offer, use our Hassan holiday site .
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  • Site don't miss them, unique and spectacular. Very long staircase, with approximately 640 steps carved into the monolith where at the top enter a Jain temple with an ancient and huge statue. The statue of Bahubali is indeed high mt. 17.5. Stunning panoramic view. However before you get you have to remove your shoes and go up, if you don't have them, buy yourself some socks, will be very helpful.
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  • On the way to the top, you will be greeted by the friendly Indian people who abundantly but walk down. It is a climb but you can easy en route for a moment; breath and t view. Statue is huge and everywhere you see naked Jain priests surrounded by people who with their talk. We found it very fun to have made.
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  • It was a family trip to shravanabelagola in feb'18. We first thought the statue is easily accessible and it was a surprise that we will have to climb the big mountain to view the statue. Infact we cli...  more »
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  • I was lucky enough to catch the special event where worshippers douse the statue with sugar cane juice, milk, turmeric, rice powder and other things. It was an absolutely stunning and mesmerizing experience. Too bad it happens only once every 12 years. In any case, it's worth the trip from Bangalore and the climb up the 638 steps!
  • Nice calm place for a refreshing one day tour from Bangalore. Better to climb the steps before 11 in the morning after 4 in the evening. Beware they will close the gates by 6pm so if you are planning to go in the evening then make sure u reach early. Parking is not at all a problem, you have many places to park near by. we went during Mahamastakabhisheka and we were able to climb one floor above the normal viewing which is the case usually.
  • More than 600 steps barefoot to reach this amazing and calm idol, scenic beauty from the top is amazing. Parking is just around the road side i don't know if it is official to charge but they do. You have to remove shoes before u climb, so this small care take helps. Overall Hygiene of the place could be better but yes toilet are clean. Have homely food when u get down its superb !
  • You have to be there to really feal the true feelings which simply can't be described in words. Lord Bahubali statue is perhaps the most magnificent most mesmerizing monolithic statue of the world which you can keep staring for very long time while feeling a wave of calmness sweeping all over your body & soul.
  • Beautiful place. Very clean. No beggars or priests chasing you. To reach top of the hill climb 650 stairs. As u climb you get a panaromic view of chandragiri and water body and it's mesmerizing. The 58 feet monolithic statue is more than 1000 years old. You will be thrilled as you watch Bahubali.
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