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HiPC 2002 - Bangalore, India - December 18-21
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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 via email before the conference. The tour is also open to spouse, children, and 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 Rupees only).

The tour will visit three popular tourist destinations in Karnataka; Belur, Halebid, and Shravanabelagola. 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.