It is one of the most important Jain pilgrim centers.
It is one of the most important Jain pilgrim centers. In Kannada language, “Bel” means white and “kola”, the pond, an allusion to the beautiful pond in the middle of the town. The 58-feet tall monolithic statue of Gomateshwara is located on Vindyagiri Hill. It is considered to be the world’s largest monolithic stone statue. Located at a distance of 50 kms from Hassan it takes approximately 45 minutes to reach.