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

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Beautiful Historic temple

The temple is located in Halebidu in the Hassan district which belongs to the Hoysala empire. The best time to visit is after the monssoon i.e october onwards. A must visit place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Manipal, India
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Manipal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

The temple is located in Halebidu in the Hassan district which belongs to the Hoysala empire. The best time to visit is after the monssoon i.e october onwards. A must visit place for the architecture , once can cover belur and halebidu on the same day.

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It is almost a millennium old temple but still look so beautiful. Here variety of carvings are more in comparison to chennakeshav temple. It is really a masterpiece if we consider that all this was made centuries back with use of chisel and hammer. Wuh... It was breathtaking. Just loved this place.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A beautiful temple, filled with many detailed, intricate carvings of Hindu Mythology. Made entirely of soapstone, this wondrous temple took 190 years to make,. Parts are still incomplete due to the invasion of the kingdom by Muslims. The ancient sculptors were geniuses with a great eye for detail. One can even see a gap between the jewellery and the body... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

To start with: Do not forget to leave the 'main area' with the museum and the big and Hoysaleshwara temple (the one with the two bulls next to it), there are Jain templates and the Kedareshwara temples to visit as well, although somewhat further away. Prepare yourself and remember the area from Google Maps, as this temple is crowded, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Its a really a amazing place, if you want to see the carving work on stones There are two temples Kedareshwara Temple & Hoysaleswara Temple of lord Shiva.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Mindblowing level of detailing in each of the walls of the temple. The pillars are objects of marvel. The temple walls are embellished with stories of Ramayana, Mahabharatha and Hindu gods in their various avatars - all carved on stone. Heard one of the guides say there are nearly 20000 sculptures in the temple. The temple has been built using... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Another excellent (Hoysaleswar)temple by Hoysala dynasty, built around 1100 AD. Excellent stone work and awesome architecture . Situated at Halebidu which is 16kms from Belur. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoysaleswara_Temple What to see --------------- 1) The lower half of the outer wall has stone carved horizontal stips with carvings of Elephants at bottom, 2) Lions in Second layer 3) Scenes of Story of Mahabharata... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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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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