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Beautiful temple with amazing Architecture

Worth visiting once in a life time. This temple is a part of a larger complex with one other temple of Santhaleswara at Halebedu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Worth visiting once in a life time. This temple is a part of a larger complex with one other temple of Santhaleswara at Halebedu.

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Hoysaleswara Temple is a beautiful architectural marvel of the 12th century hoysala dynasty. We hired a registered guide (standard rate - Rs 250) who did a pretty good job in explaining all the details in 1hr. The 2 Nandis are beautiful, carved out of a single rock, both are listed among the top 10 biggest nandis in India. The... More 

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Mangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I really had a nice time admiring the awesome sculptures. Also, don't miss the sculpture which is smiling,.. You can actually see the intricate teeth sculpted to perfection... Just loved the clear blue skies as well!

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India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The architecture of this temple is unbelievable. Only problem came due to intense Sun light. It was difficult to walk on the heated stones. Once you enter the temple you won't realize that its sunny outside. Really amazing. If you are a shutter bug then its a place you will definitely love.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This shrine is an active place of worship so expect crowds. A lot about this place makes no sense. The ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) sits right on site and still a lot of the carvings on the temple walls are damaged. ASI allows photography in the temple complex, but not in their on site "museum." There are quite a... More 

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

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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Mumbai
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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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