Bangalore to Shravanabelagola by Road – Distance, Time and Useful Travel Information

One of the most important pilgrimage sites for the Digambara Jains, Shravanabelagola sits in the Hassan district of Karnataka with its religious and historical significance. With several temples and monasteries dedicated to important figures of Jainism, Shravanabelagola is rich in architectural, historical, and religious significance.

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Why travel from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola?

Pilgrims from all around the country come to Shravanabelagola every day to pay homage to the two most prominent Jain saints- Acharya Bhadrabahu and emperor Chandragupta Maurya. The best way to experience the divine vibes of this pilgrimage destination is to do a road trip from the nearest city of Bangalore and have a memorable experience. With a Savaari cab from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola , you can do exactly that. Our customizable packages allow you to personalize your trip itinerary based on your time, budget, and travel interests. Let us help you discover the best road trip plan to travel from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola.

Best time to visit Shravanabelagola

Travelling from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola by Car

Road trips become more exciting when you enjoy the journey. With your customized trip package with Savaari Car Rentals, you can make interesting stop-overs and take quick breaks en route. On your way, you will come across off-beat places like Nelamangala, Kunigal, Ramanagara, etc. and more, depending on the route, and turn your drive from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola into an exciting journey.

Bangalore to Shravanabelagola Roadtrip

Best Time to Visit

The town of Shravanabelagola is tucked between the Chandragiri and Vindhyagiri hills, and a lake annexed to them, and hence is surrounded by a lot of greenery. This makes the weather of Shravanabelagola quite pleasant all year around. However, the winter months are colder than the rest of the year. Summers are warm and get very harsh from time to time.

So, if you want to visit the temples as well as enjoy the natural surroundings, then the best season to visit Shravanabelagola is between October and March.

The period of March to May is hot but breezy in the evenings. The monsoon months, between July and September are also good to explore the region.

Popular Routes from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola

Route 1: Distance and Time Taken from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola via NH75

This is the shortest, fastest, and the most convenient route to cover the Bangalore to Shravanabelagola distance by road. Most travelers use this route, since the Bangalore to Shravanabelagola traffic is also not heavy on this highway. On this route, it takes about three hours to cover the Bangalore to Shravanabelagola distance of approximately 144 KM. Before you travel, always check for traffic updates and use live maps to get real-time information on the road conditions between Bangalore and Shravanabelagola.

Here’s a basic road map for Bangalore to Shravanabelagola on this route:

Bangalore — Nelamangala — Kunigal — Yediyur — Bellur Cross — Hirisave — Shravanabelagola
Bangalore to Shravanabelagola via NH75

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • Nelamangala – The natural locales of this small town, right outside Bangalore is a locally popular trekking and camping site. You can also simply take a drive around and enjoy the views.         
  • Kunigal Stud Farm – A rare thing to see in India, this stud farm is a tended enclave of greenery and well-reared horses.
  • Markonahalli Dam – The dam and its reservoir on the Shimsha River is a great spot to take a break and catch some fresh air, away from the city.
Kunigal Stud Farm
Kunigal Stud Farm

Places to eat along this route:

  • Shark Food Court, Narasandra – Highway side food court serving South Indian snacks, tea and coffee, in an open-air setting, good for breakfast.
  • Swathi Delicacy, Koppa – Family restaurant serving vegetarian Indian menu, snacks and beverages, good for breakfast and kid-friendly.
  • Hotel Mayura, Bellur Cross – Locally popular restaurant serving vegetarian meals in North and South Indian cuisines, good for lunch and dinner, families with kids.
  • Murali Military Hotel, Nagathihalli – Popular local diner serving traditional non-vegetarian fare, with good ambiance, good for families and groups.

Bangalore to Shravanabelagola Road Condition via route 1:

The road conditions from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola on route 1 are excellent. It is the fastest route with standard traffic, despite some tolls on the way, but there are no road closures.

Route 2: Distance and Time Taken from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola via Mysore Road and NH275

This is an alternative route to cover Bangalore to Shravanabelagola distance by road. This route is quite longer and takes almost double the time than the previous route. The distance between Bangalore and Shravanabelagola via this route is about 175 KM and can take about four and a half hours. There are also chances of heavy traffic on this route, and/or occasional roadwork. However, before travel, always use a real-time map and check for traffic updates to get the best idea of the road condition between Bangalore and Shravanabelagola.

Here’s a basic Bangalore to Shravanabelagola road map for this route:

Bangalore — Ramanagara — Channapatna — Maddur — Mandya — Jakkanahalli — Hosalli — Shravanabelagola
Bangalore to Shravanabelagola via Mysore Road and NH275

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • Wonderla, Mysore Road – A themed amusement park and a popular entertainment zone near Bangalore, with water rides, activities and other thrilling activities, good for groups and families.
  • Ramadevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary, Ramanagara – Tucked within the mountainous areas off the highway, this natural reserve houses a huge population of vultures, and is one of its kind in the country. 
  • Kanva Reservoir, Ramanagara – An expansive artificial lake, formed by the dam on Kanva River, surrounded by hills and grassy meadows, good for a refreshing break or day picnic.
  • Janapada Loka open-air museum, Ramanagara – A conservatory for local arts and crafts, depicting regional culture and traditions. Also visit the nearby Doddamannugudde Forest.
  • Bharat Arts and Crafts, Channapatna – One of the oldest manufacturers and exporters of local Channapatna wooden toys, good for a tour and souvenir shopping.
Wonderla, Mysore Road

Places to eat along this route:

  • Appaji Biriyani Hatti, Ramanagara – Local biriyani joint also serving other non-vegetarian dishes in a café-style setting, good for groups and late nights.
  • Kamat Lokaruchi, Ramanagara – Popular highway side restaurant for travelers, serving vegetarian South Indian meals, with outdoor seating and a museum adjacent to it.
  • Amaravathi Restaurant, Guthalu – Standard highway side family restaurant serving Indian and continental meals, snacks, and beverages, good for big groups.
  • Swaad Food Express, Mandya – Local food court serving a variety of local food, snacks, and beverages, good for groups.

Bangalore to Shravanabelagola Road Condition via route 2:

The road conditions from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola on route 2 are also quite good. It is a longer route with some traffic, has tolls on the way, and there might be road closures due to congestion or road work from time to time.

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Bangalore to Shravanabelagola Best Route

Both the above routes are good for traveling from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola. Each of these routes have interesting sightseeing options on the way. However, the first route seems to be the shortest and quickest, while the second route seems more scenic. So, if time is priority for you, then route 1 seems to be the better choice for traveling from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola by road. Otherwise, you can take route 2.

Other means of traveling from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola

By Train

You can also travel from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola by train. The town’s railway station is located 3.3 KM from the main pilgrimage site. There are frequent trains from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola. The fastest train is Yeshwanthpura-Hassan Intercity SF Express (22679), which takes nearly two hours to reach. You can also directly hire a car rental in Bangalore to reach Shravanabelagola.

For all your train bookings from Bangalore to Shravanabelagola, visit any online travel portals or check with Indian Railways website for the latest train timings, price information, and other railway updates.

By Flight

There is no flight service between Bangalore and Shravanabelagola. The nearest airport is in Mysore, about 92 KM away, and the nearest international airport is in Bangalore, about 166 KM away. The only way to reach Shravanabelagola from Bangalore is by road or train. You can also directly book a cab in Bangalore to reach your destination.

Attractions in Shravanabelagola for Sightseeing

Along with its religious and cultural heritage Shravanabelagola is also blessed with scenic natural beauty. For a holistic tour of the pilgrimage town, visit these iconic places –

  • Bahubali Statue – The 57 feet monolithic statue of Gommateswara or Bahubali, is the world’s highest statue of its kind built in the 10th century and attracts thousands of visitors every day to admire.  
  • Bhandaribasadi Temple – Built in 1126, this is the largest temple in Shravanabelagola.
  • Vindhyagiri temple – The temple sitting on the Vindhyagiri Hills is dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras. The hills are also popular for trekking and panoramic views.
  • Akkanabasadi Temple – Another popular temple of the town, this religious site is carved in soapstone and enshrines a 5 feet high idol of Parshwanatha.
  • Chandragiri Temple – An ancient temple sitting atop the Chandragiri Hills, this is the most famous Jain shrine. The site also offers great views of the other hills and lake below.
  • Jain Matha of Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji – This is a three-storied structure with wall paintings and statues made of brass, bronze, and copper and a place of cultural and architectural importance.
  • Chandragupta Basadi – A Jain temple built by Emperor Ashoka and also known for its intricate architecture.
  • Kalamma Temple– Being the only Hindu temple in Shravanabelagola, this religious site attracts a lot of Hindu pilgrims every day.
  • Chennanna Basadi – The relics of an ancient temple that also offers panoramic views of the town and the surrounding Chandragiri and Vindhyagiri hills.
  • Shanthinath Basadi – This temple is mostly known for featuring the classic Vijayanagar architecture style.

Hire a car rental in Shravanabelagola to visit these major tourist places.

Savaari recommends – Popular places to eat in Shravanabelagola

Check out these best rated local places to eat in the pilgrim town –

  • Bairaweshwara Military Hotel, Bandadka – Bengaluru Rd
  • Subramanian Iyer Mess, Bhagawan Bahubali Street
  • Sri Suranga Jain Oswal Marwadi Bhojanalaya, Hassan Rural
  • Hotel Donne Biryani Mane And Family Restaurant, SH 47
  • Hotel Donne Biryani Mane And Family Restaurant, SH 47

Book a cab in Shravanabelagola to visit these major eateries

Hotels and resorts – Accommodation in Shravanabelagola

Hotel Name Address Phone Number
SDK Residency Channarayapatna, road, Shravanbela Gola (Rural), Karnataka 573135 NA
SV Comforts 1224, Main Road, Melukote, Karnataka 571431 08236295637
Staymaker New Rock Hotel Bangalore – Mangalore Hwy, Road, Hirisave, Karnataka 573124 NA
Hotel Raghu Kalyani, Road, Shravanbela Gola (Rural), Karnataka 573135 08176257238
Sharan Residency Lodge Channarayapatna Rd, Gulsinda, Karimaranahalli, Karnataka 573116 NA

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