Where is Belur Karnataka

Belur was the early capital of the Hoysala Empire. Belur along with Halebidu about 16 km away is one of the major tourist destinations in Karnataka. According to inscriptions discovered here, it was also referred to as Velur or Velapuri. It was the early capital of the Hoysala kings in 11th-century and remained a second capital through the 14th-century. The city was so esteemed by the Hoysalas that it is referred to as “earthly Vaikuntha” (Vishnu’s abode) and “Dakshina Varanasi” (southern holy city of Hindus) in later inscriptions.

The mineral beryl and the element beryllium might have gotten their names from this city, world famous Chennakeshava Temple is Located here.

Fact about Belur

City Belur
District Hassan
State Karnataka
Country India
Continent Asia
Area NA
Population 28,754
Population Density NA
Lat Long 13.1629°N 75.8571°E
Time Zone IST (UTC+5:30)
STD (0)8177
Zip Code Start 573115
Languages Kannada
Rivers NA
Airports Nearest airport is 200 kilometres (124 mi), Bengaluru (IATA Code: BLR)
Vehicle registration KA-13/ KA-46
Sex ratio NA
Literacy NA
Nick Name Dakshina Varanasi

Where is Belur Located

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