Shravanabelagola situated about 157 kms from bangalore is an important jain centre. Bahubali statue which is about 17.38 Mt ( 58 Ft) Tall is carved out from a single block of ganite is the main attraction here. The Mahamastakabhisheka festival is held once in 12 years, where the statue of Bahubali is bathed in milk, curds, ghee, saffron and gold coins Recent Mahamastakabhisheka took place in February 2006, and the next ceremony will occur in 2018.
How to Reach Sravanabelagola :
By Air : The nearest airport is Bengaluru International Airport , 142 kms away.
By Rail : Nearest railhead is at Hassan which is about 52 kms.
By Road : Sravanabelagola well connected by KSRTC buses and private taxis operate regularly in this route.
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