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

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A BIG TEMPLE having most of its architecture intact ...

Its indeed a big temple and has very delicate pieces of architecture still intact. You need a guide here to appreciate the beauty and the mythology behind every idol located... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its indeed a big temple and has very delicate pieces of architecture still intact. You need a guide here to appreciate the beauty and the mythology behind every idol located outside it. AMAZING is the only word that comes after seeing this temple. It has 2 operational temples and its carved everywhere. You need at least 2 hrs to have... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In some ways, we found Halibidu temple to be better than the one at Belur. It is about 35 km from Belur and from Hassan, forming a triangle.Halebidu is today a small village compared to Belur which has grown into a disorganized town- and consequently a more serene environment; it attracts fewer visitors thereby enabling a more leisurely pace of... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place, interesting architecture. It's good to do a quick study about the history of place to understand it better, one can hire a guide also there.

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

I have visited this temple on number of occasions and always get mesmerized by the sheer beauty and workmanship. This temple complex has actually two Shiva temples built on same platform and each has its own massive Nandi statue for it. The inside of the temple is beautiful and the actual Shiva lingam is quite huge. It’s the outside sculpture... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a small village, we visited this place on our way to coorg. Its beautiful and cant be described in words.A must see place which shouldn't be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Halebidu – An Old City Halebidu was, the 12th-13th century, regal capital of the Hoysala dynasty. The city got the name "Halebidu" because, in the early 14th century, twice it was ransacked by the invading army of Malik Kafur. Consequently it fell into a state of disrepair and neglect and came to be known as old city. However, the authorities... More 

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Kozhikode, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully maintained ancient Shiva temple ...with awesome sculptures...a must visit place.The stone carvings are just amazing with intricate details.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The temple is well maintained. The temple visit takes 1 to 2 hours and an extraordinary 1000+ years shiva temple. Guides are knowledgeable and price is reasonable. Overall a must see temple.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The stone carvings at Belur and Halebidu and delicate works which tell a story about Indian mythology and artists imagination in terms of depicting it are breath taking. Beautiful architecture. Please hire a guide to understand the relevance and significance, we felt it was worthy.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Archaeological beauty with tremendous carvings and structures. Good to hire a guide for Rs 200/- per family to know the history and rulers during that period. You can also spend time in the vast green lawn surrounding this master-piece.

Thank Anand K

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