Bangalore
Belur
Highly recommended
Belur The Essential
Highly recommended

The Hoysalas (11C-13C) built numerous religious buildings in what is modern-day Karnataka. These include the superb Chennakeshava Temple, which justifies a visit to Belur on its own. Admire the narrative exuberance of its sculpture, which relates the epic story of Hinduism amid a blaze of ornamentation.