Shravanabelagola and Lakkundi Chosen for UNESCO World Heritage List



Get ready for an exciting trip through history as Karnataka proposes two cultural wonders, Shravanabelagola and Lakkundi, to be added to the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage list. Set yourself to witness the rich history and architectural wonders of these hidden gems.

Shravanabelagola located in Hassan, is ready to gain global recognition. The beautiful Gomateshwaraa statue, a monument to Jain spirituality, stands at its center. This free-standing monolithic artwork stands majestically as a towering symbol of devotion. Appreciate the effort and artwork that took place in developing an attraction visible from 30 kms away.

A Journey to Shravanabelagola

Visit Shravanabelagola to take on a journey of spirituality. Climb the 700-step challenge to get a close-up view of the grandeur. This pilgrimage setting, located 150 km from Bengaluru, provides a tranquil retreat into Jain’s past.

Experience the comfort of staying close to Shravanabelagola. The airport is just 87 km distant from Mysuru, and a special railway station provides daily connections to Bengaluru. If you are planning a trip to India check Indian Eagle flight deals for an affordable and enjoyable trip. 

Explore Lakkundi

Lakkundi, once the capital of the Hoysala Empire, takes you back in time. Explore nearly 50 historic temples spread across the village, each telling the story of the Chalukya, Suena, and Kalachuri kingdoms. Explore the historical richness preserved in these architectural monuments.

Witness the enchanted beauty of Lakkundi’s 100 step-wells, also known as Kalyani. These marvels of architecture are helpful as well as visually beautiful, providing insight into ancient water conservation processes.

Also Read: Indian Railways as UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Get away from everyday busy life and visit Lakkundi, a lesser-known destination located 375 km from Bengaluru. Enjoy the peace while exploring the historical riches, with the Hubballi’s airport just 70 km distant and the Sambre Airport in Belgaum providing other gateways.

Karnataka’s proposal of Shravanabelagola and Lakkundi for the UNESCO World Heritage listing provides the way to a cultural mix connected with spirituality, history, and architectural magnificence. These tucked-away wonders offer a unique experience, inviting tourists to witness the history of cultures that created every aspect of this world. 

So plan to book cheap flights to India to experience the thrill of reaching spiritual heights. Set out on an adventure and immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Shravanabelagola and Lakkundi, Karnataka’s crown treasures awaiting global recognition.

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