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Bhagawan Bahubali Statue (Gommateshwara), Hassan
Categories: Monuments, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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Very impressed with the facilities and cleanliness at the site. Place is pleasantly unrecognisable from recollection of long ago.
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Sai Teja M C
Nice place! Climbing the hill with the well placed steps was awesome! The view from the top was cool! Worth seeing the largest monolithic statue! Also the roads that lead to this place are smooth!
Medium size hill , has steps cut on the rocks to climb. Shoes are not allowed to be worn while climbing so carry 2-3 pair of socks and wear one on top of other while climbing. 3-4 temples on the top.
Atheist review: Great views! A very nice, peaceful place. A few hundred steps up, and you get a spectacular view of the surrounding town. The statue itself is a large monolithic one, sacred to Jains. You can just sit on the rocks and take in the views. There is coconut water at the base to replenish yourself.
No foot wears are allowed.better to climb early or in evening in summer.socks can be used.
Best place, very peaceful. Abhishek happens every 12 years. Last Abhishek was conducted in 2004/2005.
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