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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, 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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Brentwood, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

A great place to visit. The Hoysaleshwara temple which is looked after by the Archaeological Survey of India- great job they do in preserving this for us. The carving so intricate, the mythological and Puranas stories that are carved in the walls are very special. Grand and detailed. My suggestion is to take time to explore and get a guide... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The Halebidu temple sculpture is no less grand than Belur. The panels have a lot of stories to tell. So take your time and don't rush through them. Be wary of the touts at the entrance who will try to sell you various stuff.

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mass
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A great non touristy place to go. Really enjoyed it but would never have gone without a local guide. I could have done without walking all that way in my socks but what the hell. A great experience with awesome views. It took us about 2 hours from Bangalore. Weather was not too hot - if it was I would... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It is definitely one of the most important pieces of architecture in India, if not just in South India. The intricate carvings, the attention to detail, and the truly grand scale of the temple are spell binding. But most statues have had their heads of limbs cut off, it's a pity but what has been done has been done. Notwithstanding... More 

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

Excellent trip that can be covered in a single day from bangalore. KSTDC arrange for a one day trip to all the three places. The temple at Halebidu and Belud are probebly the best I have seen in south india!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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125 reviews 125 reviews
72 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Read in history so many things. Yet experiencing the same through own eyes makes a difference. The magnificent temple architecture won our hearts. A must visit for history lovers.

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MANGALORE
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This place known as Dwarasamudram during Hoysala times has the most outstanding temple comlex. One can see the brutality of Mallikaffar's army which destroyed most ht e beauty of the wonderful art and looted the riches. Take a guide and spend a full 4 hrs to study and shoot videos and picture. Belur, Halebidu and Somanatheswar temple of somanathpur make... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I loved this highly ornate temple. The sculptures that cover nearly every bit of the exterior are wonderful and made me smile when I looked at them. The excellent guide added a lot to my enjoyment of the place.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The hauntingly beautiful 12th Century temple sits in a serene surroundings. The sculptures are breath taking. Shiva Parvathi, Ganapathy, subramanya, the massive Nandi, not able to decide which one to appreciate. Granted an opportunity don't miss this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Worth taking a guide - the carvings are very impressive and worth the visit. Plenty to see - the detail is amongst the best I have seen.

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