There will be a local
sightseeing tour organized immediately after the
conference. Participation in the tour is optional
and the tour is not part
of the conference.
Date: 22nd December, 2002
Tentative timing: 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Cost per person: US $20 / INR 1000 (approx.)
Note: The schedule is tentative and may be
changed based on audience interests. Seating is
limited and will be available as first come first served basis.
Preference will be given to attendees who RSVP
before the conference. The tour is also open to spouse,
guests of the conference attendees. In the email, include number
of persons (including yourself) participating
in the tour.
The cost includes all entrance fees,
and complimentary lunch and beverages. Tickets
will be available at the HiPC 2002 registration desk.
Payments are to be made in cash (US Dollar or Indian
The tour will visit
three popular tourist destinations in Karnataka;
The tour will start and end at the Taj Residency (conference location).
Belur is famous for its magnificent Hoysala Temple Complex. The Chennakeshava
temple, which took 103 years to built, was completed in 1116 by Hoysala Vishnuvardhana
to commemorate his victory over the Chola. The facade of the temple is filled
with intricate sculptures. Other famous attraction is the Veeranarayana temple.
Temple at Halebid is dedicated to the Lord Shiva and is endowed with
carved friezes. There is also an open air museum, exhibiting the best pieces of
south Indian sculpture excavated from the region.
Shravanabelagola is an important centre for Jain culture. It is famous for its
colossal statue of Gommateshwara. Carved out of a monolithic stone, the imposing
17 metre high statue of Gommata, is said to be one of the tallest and most graceful
statues in the world.