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Halebidu Temple

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

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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

Well, there is nothing much to say about Halebidu, which are not already said.. So instead will focus on the thought that pondered upon me immediately.... 1. A piece of engineering that was created over a period of 190 years around 1000 years ago, what made that possible? Think about the planning, transfer of knowledge, the discipline of the workers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place has all the beauty in the exterior wall so make sure that you come at a time of the day when weather / sun allows you to appreciate the intricate work at a leisurely pace. Guide services cost Rs. 250, and is highly recommended. You can grab a meal or snack at the nearby Karnataka State Tourism Hotel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This temple complex containing many temples dedicated to the various Hindu Gods is truly a marvel of architecture and design in granite. The temple columns and the carvings are exquiste, and is truly a wonder today. Many priests officiate at the various temples, and you can see a pooja being performed for the devotees. Photography is allowed inside the temples,... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Beautiful old temple...intricate carving and the stories built up on the walls give one a sense of how can could stories co exist across India when travel was not easy...a guide is a must have to get full feel. Do not miss jain temples nearby (even if not a Jain) ...equally good if not better ...the reflecting pillars there are... More 

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I have visited this temple several times. Tips for travelers during summer: Carry a pair of thick cotton made socks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Must GO TEMPLE. 1) specially who love our old Hindu history. 2) Awsm carvings on the rocks. 3) Guide is must. 4) Go and get knowledge about our great Hindu culture

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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