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Halebidu Temple

Address: Halebid, India
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Halebid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This was the 12th-century capital of the Hoysalas.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This was the 12th-century capital of the Hoysalas.
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This place is certainly for art lovers and cultural photographers. These magnificent temples with beautiful gardens-sit silently in a dusty corner. The intricate work of the structures is mind boggling. But nothing verry different from most Southern Temples. When we went it was practically deserted. Very few visitors so we got ample time to explore the earthy beauty of these... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The temple is worth visiting if you enjoy historical places and admire our ancestors remarkable works for which we are proud of till today. I have visited both belur and halebeedu twice and loved and mesmerised by the beautiful filigree done on stone. There is a small shop inside belur temple which sells guide to those monuments, which costs Rs... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I am extremely grateful to Government of Karnataka and World Archeological Survey for maintaining the pristine beauty of Halebidu Temple. The sculpture is mind blowing and the surrounding simple rural life is bound to transport you to a different world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

First of all, don't be fooled by the location of the temple. It is NOT inside Mysore city. Located atleast 3 hours drive from Mysore, you will have to visit the temple by setting aside an entire day almost. The nearest bigger town is Hassan, from where you can plan both Halebidu and Belur temples in a single trip. Do... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

its best temple and any one can say. I can only say u can go words less by looking at the works of sculptor. wonderful temple good see. Again Please carry your food and water nothing good can find its best bring and enjoy with your loved once

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The sculpture and it carving on every piece of stone which has worked on is a masterpiece, there are very few which could be better than the ones here. The hosala style of temple has been taken such great care to design, the architecture is amazing. The is being world heritage center and maintained well to preserve one of the... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The only reason for four instead of five stars is unfortunately it is a 3 hour car trip from Mysore. Once there it is a very nice temple to visit for a few reasons. First, the architecture is different than most temples. Second, you can get up close to the carvings and take some really great pictures. It is not... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Architectural marvel near Hassan. Belur and halebidu are the two places one should visit while visitng Mysore. One full day is required for seeing these two places. carvings are marvelous. Guides are easily available. Have a guide to know things better.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

One of the most amazing temples with hoysala architecture. The carving outside is really amazing. The details in carving really awesome...

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

An Architectural Masterpiece of the Hoysala regime, A place worth to spend atleast 4 Hours, to feel the art carved out of every single stone. A lot of idols have been destroyed due to various factors, yet a lot of art, still remains to be looked at. There is a Step well at about 6 Kilometers from the Main Hoysaleshwara... More 

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