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Address: Halebid, India

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A Slice of History

Intricate carvings and a well-designed temple. This monument gives people a good insight into ancient times when temples were used not only as a place of worship, but as an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Intricate carvings and a well-designed temple. This monument gives people a good insight into ancient times when temples were used not only as a place of worship, but as an entertainment centre, and a school in the times of the Hoysala dynasty.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Hoysaleswara Temple (along with Shravana belagola & Belur) was on my travel list from long time but couldn't plan since i didn't find anyone interested in heritage places like this. Finally i planned solo trip and booked bus tickets with KSTDC 1 day tour. KSTDC run non-AC bus on this route. The bus goes first to Jain Temple, Shravana... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very interesting carvings - fantastic detail. A guide gives much more information that in the books and makes it more meaningful.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Temple is very old, gives the rich heritage of the country, this is a must visit place. It is very close to Hassan (Bangalore to Hassan is 180 KMS), Hassan to Halebidu is 35 KMS.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Its a heaven for art lovers of the world! A heritage centre. I disliked the fact that the temple is not in good shape but still, you could spend hours studying the minute carvings. It has lost its super structure but looks very imposing. According to our guide, the Highlight of the temple is Darpana Sundari or "The lady with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I don't think I have to add any thing more than just say most beautiful intricate and delicate cravings. The temple looks great, no doubt but you cannot tell them to be majestic. What is great about the temple is the very very intricate and delicate stone sculptures. I loved them, inspite of me not being a great appreciator of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This temple is dedicated to Vishnu and its exterior is covered in intricate soapstone carvings. The skill demonstrated in these carvings is immense. The 12th century temple is well worth a visit. It is located a reasonable distance from Belur and the names of the two places, Halebid and Belur, are often linked together in guidebooks. Belur is the site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

this is one of the most beautiful carvings that i had seen in my lifetime. would recommend you take a guide along because the story behind the sculpture is also beautiful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It definitely is not one of the more famous places you read in the history books. But we decided to go to Halebid or Halebeedu since it was not too far from Bangalore. (Its about 3.5 hrs ride). I was pleasantly surprised at what we found. Its an unassuming structure when you look at it from far. But once you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Is great art structure to visit. We didn't get the opportunity to go inside as we arrived there late because we took bad road from Hassan. Anyways we're went around the temple having snaps around and observing the art. This is the similar work, just like Chennakesava temple in Belur. There are two ways from Hassan to Halebid. One is... More 

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