Shravanabelagola is at a distance of 51 KM south-east of Hassan, the district centre. It is situated at a distance of 12 Km to the south from the Bangalore-Mangalore road (NH-48), 78 Kms from Halebidu, 89 Kms from Belur, 83 Kms from Mysore, 233 Kms from Mangalore and 157 Kms from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. It is well connected with State Highways and District roads.
Most of the approach routes to Shravanabelagola pass through Channarayapatna and as a traveller drives through this place, he observes a conspicuous hill a few miles to the south east bearing on its summit what appears at first sight to be a column, but which on drawing nearer proves to be a colossal statue in the human form. This striking and unusual object, the image of Gommateshwara which is visible for miles around marks the site of Shravanabelagola. The chief seat of Jains in South India, probably from the earliest authentic period of Indian history.
Train Facilities – The train facilities are under way and are expected to start functioning by the year end. It will further facilitate the connections with the major junctions such as Arasikere and Bangalore. The visitors and pilgrims can reach Shravanabelagola through Arasikere and Bangalore through Channarayapatna.
Reach By Air – Bangalore and Mangalore are the two nearest destinations connected by Air. Bangalore is well connected with all the major cities of India and quite well connected with the globe. The airport at the port city Mangalore, is connected with some of the major cities of India.