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Description: This was the 12th-century capital of the Hoysalas.

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Halebidu Temple

history has it that the above temple was built to compete with Chennakesava Temple. It also has really good granite sculpting works and architecture. it was the Capital of Hoysala... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

history has it that the above temple was built to compete with Chennakesava Temple. It also has really good granite sculpting works and architecture. it was the Capital of Hoysala Empire during the 12th Century

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

No one can describe beauty of this temple in words or in pictures. Pictures only can give "hint" of this hidden jewel of India. Shame - it is not maintained and roads leading to this town are very much in pathetic condition. Plan for atleast 2-3 hours for the temple and dont forget to hire a guide unless you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

halebidu is one of the famous temple located 28 km from hassan this temple build with stone very nice to see,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Its hard to believe this marvelous stone art is dated back to 12th century. They mention the temple was incomplete , but its filled with beautiful carvings. Two shrines of lord Shiva with giant Nandhis is awesome. It is surrounded by well maintained garden .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

One of the Historical Temple of South India - Hoysaleshwara Shiva Temple ,Guides from the archaeological department are available and charge around Rs 300-400 and would take you around the temple and explain each and every detail and the stories on the walls. A must visit place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Hoysaleshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Temple is another fine example of Hoysala Temple architecture and is build in the 12th Century. The decorative stone sculptures and wall friezes are unique to Hoysala Architecture. The Temple is now preserved by ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) who have done a wonderful job again. So here's whats special about... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This temple was the second Hoysala temple visit after Belur. After this I visited another Hoysala temple in Nuggehalli. The architecture of this temple is similar to others. Beautiful sculptures within the temple and even more beautiful sculptures on the temple walls. If you have visited a Hoysala temple before you will notice that lot of the sculptures are repeated... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

One of the very well presered temples depicting Indian mythology. Beautiful carvings on the outside walls and pillars inside the temple. The temples are made of some kind of soft stones which made the carvings easy and due to which even small small details are visible. Outside walls of the temple has stories from Indian mythology carved beautifully and in... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

we went to Halebidu in the absolute hot summer of this year, exactly on 2nd may 2015. Actually we started from Pune on 30th evening. Stayed at Kolhapur for the night. On 1st morning after Mahalaxmi darshan at Kolhapur's famous temple and a nice breakfast, we drove further to Shivmoga. On 2nd morning we went first to Belur and in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a world famous temple standing proof of the hoysala times. Needs lot of time to study it in detail and also a guide is required for those who do not know the history.

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