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

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Just Awesome - Intricate filigree carvings on the temple!!

The Hoyasalas of karnataka have proven their craftsmanship with this Shiva Temple. A Hoyasal minister buit this temple to honour his king and queen. This double star shaped... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Hoyasalas of karnataka have proven their craftsmanship with this Shiva Temple. A Hoyasal minister buit this temple to honour his king and queen. This double star shaped temple has 64 spokes in its star( when viewed from the top). The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his wife Parvathi. There are 2 huge Nandis here. Visiting this marvellolus... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Halebid was originally the Capital of the Hoysala Kingdom.The Hoysaleswarar temple is a beautiful architecture in Sandstone,with various scenes from Epics .The huge Ganesha Idol is a master piece,but truncated and mutilated by Ghazini Mohamed.It still stands there for the mutiny.One of the reasons Vishnuvaradan decided to shift the Capital to Belur,where the Chennakesavalu temple is another Star shaped architectural... More 

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

Somethings can't be captured in words or photographs. This temple is one of them. We stayed there for nearly 2 hours. Still felt something has been left . An inspiring masterwork. Connected between Hassan & Chikmangalur. You can easily go to this place via Bangalore. Local south Indian food and traditional souvenir stuff is must buy! Around the year the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A must do site if you appreciate Indian architecture from the 10th century. This temple is Shiava dedicated to Lord Shiva and holds 2 large shivlings, faced by 30ft wide Nandi all of which are structures not seen any where else. Do visit the museum in the temple compound.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This temple is located in Chickamagalur District is another beautiful piece of architecture worth seeing. The temple has Hoysalaeshwara deity in it. Huge Nandi opposite the temple is another beautiful sculpture. Around the temple walls lots of idols depicting the mythology of Hinduism is sculpted beautifully which is worth seeing. It is worth photographing these carvings. The temple town is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It was really a beautiful place and superb stone carving. The temple is a must watch which is hardly 30 kms from Hassan. The road which connects hassan to halebeedu is very bad. Better to go through Belur road and have a right diversion which is excellent road. It is slightly long but you can save lots of time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We went in April 2015. Drove from Bangalore. Underestimated the time to drive and relax with so many children with us. Managed to see the Halebidu (Hoyalsaleshwara and Kedareshwara Temples as also the Mahavir Vihara near Kedareshwara) and Belur (Chennakeshavaswamy Temple). Missed Shravanabelagola. Hoyasaleshwara is the biggest of the three places in Halebidu. Easily the most interesting. Suggest hiring a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Nice place to see and admire the uniqueness of our ancient architecture. The road connectivity needs to be improved. We visited this place from Sakleshpur and that stretch was bad. However the direct one to Bangalore from Halebidu is better

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

This place is a must visit for folks traveling to Karnataka.. About 200 kms from Bangalore. A lot needs to be done by the state authorities to advertise the place and provide good road infrastructure to the place. However, the temple is an architectural marvel.. The sculptures around the temple are numerous with each having its own significance. Guide services... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

what a great temple of halebidu...a great architcture...u have to see...why karnatak goverment not making aware to tourist dont no....but u have to visit...great indian place to visit....lots of foreign tourist comes and see this...great place of ancient time....have to visit

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