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Belur is a town located in Hassan district of Karnataka. Standing amid the populated cities of Karnataka, this region was the capital of the kingdom of Hoysala in the foregone times. The city houses numerous grandeurs that were erected during the reign of the Hoysala clan. At present, it is recognized as a frequented tourist site in Karnataka.

Belur is elevated 3,200 feet above the sea level and unrolls over a vast area. The land of Belur, in a majority, is a jagged plain and is fed by the tributaries of the River Tungabhadra. It has a subtropical climate and encounters a moderate weather amid the year. The summers witness an average temperature of 33°C. During the winters, the median temperature falls down below 16°C. Belur receives an adequate annual rainfall of 3670 mm.

The town of Belur is famous for housing the Chennakeshava Temple. It is a grandeur that showcases the skillful architecture during the reign of Hoysala dynasty. It houses the idols of the Hindu deities that are ornamented with the precious gemstones and metals.

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