Belur is very famous temple town in Karnataka and is renowned for the grand Hoysala Temple dedicated to Lord Chennakesava. It is the best of three Hoysala temples nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Sites (other two being the temples at Halebidu& Somnathpur). Typically, full day is required to explore Belur as part of Chikmagalur tour packages. Belur temple is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture and is known for its intricate carvings and sculptures with metal like polishing. There are about 48 pillars of various sizes, shapes and designs, bearing testimony to remarkable artistry. Yagachi Dam & Doddagaddavalli are the important places to visit in Belur.
Halebidu, Chikmagalur & Shravanabelagola are also close to Belur and 2-3 day trips can be planned to visit Belur along with these places.