Poetry in Stone Tour
Poetry in Stone Tour of Shravanabelagola, Belur & Halebidu
Availability: all days, but limited.
Timings: 6:30 am to 9 pm (approx)
In this awe-inspiring journey, you will discover that stone was clay in the hands of a breed of legendary sculptors, the likes of which are no longer around.
We will visit one of the ancient worlds tallest free-standing sculpture created over a millennia ago, then gaze at idyllic countryside scenes that will invoke the meaning of life and such thoughts.
We will move on to marvel at the best collection of stone works not seen anywhere else in the world.
At an ancient temple that doubled up as a dance platform with exquisite statues of voluptuous maidens, surely inspired by the dancers themselves.
And at a 12th-century temple whose walls are covered with hundreds and thousands of exquisite carvings of gods, animals, flowers, mythical beasts and patterns, sure to leave you speechless