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Address: Halebid, India
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This was the 12th-century capital of the Hoysalas.

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Ancient ruins , Note worthy architecture

Black stone architecture supposed to be a difficult sculpt in intricate carvings which are really impressive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Black stone architecture supposed to be a difficult sculpt in intricate carvings which are really impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In four trips to India totalling 3 months I've seen most of the very best temples in the country. I'd have to say that Belur and Halebidu temples offer some of the finest carving. Really impressive.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mount Abu is on white marble stone and Halebidu is on black stone. After visiting this place, I came to know that architecture on black stone can also be at times mesmerising.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the 4th part of the review - after Sharavanbelagola, Belur and Hotel Mallige Residency. Halebidu is on a road that forks out from the Belur road. The road is narrow but in good condition. Be careful while overtaking on this road. But the drive is beautiful as both sides has lush green covering. Halebidu temple is more like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temple which was famous for its outside carvings was worth spending hours watching the beauty. Hire a guide to know about this temple.2 of the largest nandis are present in this temple. Don't miss Jain temples which were very near to this temple. Belur, Halebeedu and Sravana Belagola can be covered in one day. Starting from Bangalore also you... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely temple complex this is! When you arrive here, you have to park beside the shops, thus your presence immediately attracts local hawkers who will follow you and talk nonstop to sell you their wares. One even stood in front of me when I was trying to take a photo. I politely (true) told him to go away.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

one of the best architectural wonders i have ever been to. enjoyed everything about this place. Ensure to have a guide with you... you will enjoy thoroughly with the guides explanation....also try to take kstdc package, its cheap and you will be able to visit Halebeedu, shravanabelagola and belur.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The temple is awesome. I recommend taking a guide. Guide explained each and every stuff. What ever technology we have now already existed back in 4th century. The inscriptions and carving are very detailed and mesmerizing!!

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We have visited both Belur and and Helebidu on the same day as the distance between two places is about 16KM. Many similarities with Belur Chennakesava temple in terms of soap stone, Hoysala type, beautiful external and internal carvings; Belur appears to be slightly superior though. Two huge monolith Nandis facing Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara are fabulous

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

A replica of the Belur Chennakesava temple (Lord Vishnu), this one however is for Hoysaleswara (Lord Shiva). The exquisite external & internal carvings however mimic the pattern/ concept of the earlier Belur Chennakesava temple. This too has every square inch (internal & external) of the main Sanctum Sanctorum filled with exquisite carvings. However the quality of "finishing" of carvings here... More 

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