There are few things in life for which there are no explanations. Like, why it took me six months since moving here to visit Halebeedu, Belur and Sravanabelagola.
On a quiet evening on a small hillock in Malnad, I felt a chill go down my spine while thinking that Chandra Gupta Maurya may well have spent the last days of his glorious Jain life in that very place. Imagine that!
Saturday: Bus to Channarayapatna and thence to Belagola. Try the home-made jain food. Its delicious. Stay the night in Hassan.
Sunday: Halebeedu and Belur.