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
|Lat Long||13.1629°N 75.8571°E|
|Time Zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Zip Code Start||573115|
|Airports||Nearest airport is 200 kilometres (124 mi), Bengaluru (IATA Code: BLR)|
|Vehicle registration||KA-13/ KA-46|
|Nick Name||Dakshina Varanasi|