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Address: Halebid, India

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LOVELY STONE CARVINGS

This really is a marvell, such a beautiful old stone temple dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Shiva and built during the reign of King Vishnuvardana Hoysaleswara of the Hoysala... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Traralgon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This really is a marvell, such a beautiful old stone temple dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Shiva and built during the reign of King Vishnuvardana Hoysaleswara of the Hoysala Empire.Taking about 30 years to construct it was finished in 1150 and named in his honour but history says it was paid for by Wealthy Shaiva citizens of Halebid. There... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The temple is well maintained and beautiful. The guides are helpful and protect the temple from miscreants which was nice to see. The temple grounds are green and the museum gives indepth historical insights.

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Coimbatore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It is in Halebid and the architectural is a master piece.The huge Nandi is a single stone beauty.The 10th century Capital of the Hoysala kingdom,was attacked by Ghazini Mohamed!One can see the mutilated Ganesha!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Liked the Guide, the stone work, Coconut water service outside the temple and the clean place.. Nothing to dislike

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Another marvel in granite, a wonder in design and the carvings are exquisite. Well worth some time admiring and appreciating these ancient works of art. Often you will see the priests performing a ritual for the devotees

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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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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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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