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Halebidu Temple

Address: Halebid, India
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Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Halebid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This was the 12th-century capital of the Hoysalas.
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Type: Ancient ruins, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This was the 12th-century capital of the Hoysalas.
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Hyderabad, India
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250 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

After visiting Belur, we proceeded to Halebidu, which is about 16 Kms. Halebidu was earlier called as "Dwarasamudra". Halebidu literally means old city. We visited two Hindu temples viz the Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara. It is said that Hoysaleswara temple was built by Ketamala during 1121 AD and attributed to King Vishnuvardhana, the Hoysala ruler. It is also said that it... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Like Belur, these temples are pretty but not as impressive as other in India. If you are in Hassan it makes a nice day trip to combine the two sites but I would not plan my trip around coming here.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The architecture of the temple is very nice and interesting. We had read about the history a bit and thus were able to connect some aspects. The guides there seemed to just give the obvious tales in a standard recital, no specific insights about parts of the etchings/carvings/sculptures people wished to know. Readup and take a guide only if you... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This temple is truly spellbinding. The ornate carvings and beautiful sculptures leave you wondering how they could have been made so many years ago. A must visit if in the area.

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Mangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I had been to this place 3 times but still if I get a chance I will visit here to see the beauty of temple architecture and carvings !! This temple complex is the true example of Hoysala Architecture and every building and pillar is pretty. There are 2 marvellous temples called Hoysaleshwara temple and Kedareshwara temple. Both the temples... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We went to Halebidu while on the way to bangalore from Chikmagaluru. The temple is built in 12th century and incomplete. The work on temple wall is just awesome. so worth visiting to see how rich hindu culture is and how it destroyed by Mughals and British. It's advisable to hire a guide to understand the heritage and deepness of... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This place is about 30kms from Hassan and about 15kms from Belur Visited this place couple of times before...its a wonderful place to see the ancient architecture..the stone carvings, amazing. Visit this place before 6pm after which they close.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I along with my wife and daughter booked KSTDC one day package from Bangalore. Tour package was resonably pried at 800 rupees/person. Started sharp 6.30 AM from Badami house. Bus was a semi luxary with decent push back seats. The journey was good and pleasant till Sravanabelagola. After visiting sravanabelagola, Bus got brokedown and we were left waiting for the... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

If you are a lover of art, it is a paradise for you and even if you are not an artistic kind, the carvings on the temple will leave you awestruck. Each section of the temple has a story to tell in form of carvings. The sense of sculptures and their imagination will leave no doubt in your mind that... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The 12th centuary temple is one of the most amazing temples in South India. The sculptures are simply out of the world. Difficult to believe that human hands could have carved such details in stone. But the shoe-mafia has overtaken all the temples in south. The person in charge of the shoes tries to charge you Rs 5 per pair,... More 

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