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Halebidu Temple

Mysore, India
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Ranked #3 of 50 Attractions in Mysore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Description: This was the 12th-century capital of the Hoysalas.
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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Settings of the temple and the backdrop is just amazing..takes one back to the history,The bull is huge and if one sits at the riverside u can find peace

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The temple is great in terms of detailed sculpting and architecture. It takes two to three hours to cover entire temple. Guides are available for couple of hundred rupees. Its better to cover one trip along with guide and later to do one more trip at leisure so that we can admire the temple. If you land up in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The temple is around 1000 years old built by the Hoysala kings. The sculptures were awesome and the temple is well maintained. It will take you at least 2 hours to go around the temple and see all the magnificent art work. Make sure you take the help of a guide who will describe details of the carvings, sculptures and... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Impressive temple, amazing carvings and sculptures. Our tour guide was not as good as belur but he had a lot to cover in one hour. The roads from belur to halebeedu are pretty rural, but we hired a car so I wasn't driving. We passed a KSRTC bus on the way so it can be done.

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Mysore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well kept world heritage site in Hassan district. Whether you are photographer or tourist, student or religious you won't be disappointed. One can make a day trip together with Belur, Sravanbelegola from mysore or can visit on the way back from chikmagalur.

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I went to Halebidu during a weekend in July 2014 with my friends in car. The drive from Bangalore to Hasan was fantastic. However, from Hasan to Halebidu, there was literally no roads. I took the route that Google Maps showed me. So, i am not sure if there is a better one. But the one i took (after the... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

its a beautiful temple , must visit. there are shops selling stone sculptures and souvenirs which you can bargain and buy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great architecture, great attraction. Please do not hurry when you visit, each sculpture has a lot to say. Beautifully carved. KSTDC has one day trip packages which are reasonable.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There are a few tips you need to follow when you visit the tale; 1. If you drive to Halebeedu, it's best. Ample parking space is available. 2. Go during monsoon, after monsoon or during winter when the flooring below is not hot. During summer the ground below boils. 3. Always hire a guide. The Archaeological Survey of India have... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great architecture. Every sculpture is a treat to watch. You should spend more time to look into the fine carvings one each sculpture and you will love it.

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