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Halebidu Temple

Mysore, India
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Ranked #3 of 51 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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Bangalore, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Mysore, India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This place is an architectural marvel, the stone sculptors have done one of the best jobs. Complete temple is built using rocks. Its worth visiting this place.

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New Delhi, India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Fine sculptures in stone - definitely worth visiting, even though quite far from Mysore and takes about 3 hours. However roads are very good and comfortable journey. Preferable to carry your own food as there are no decent eating joints around.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Its a must place to explore the sculptures of Hoysala dynasty.Dont forget to take guide. There are lot of things which you should you know.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The temple is about 1000 years old. Beautiful carvings and sculptures on the inside as well as the outside of the temple. This is a Shiva temple built by the Hoysala kings who ruled this area 1000 years back. The temple took about 150 years to construct. I was informed by my guide that a few of the best sculptures... More

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Hyderabad, India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I visited this place on my way from Mangalore to Bangalore.This is centuries old temple and the carvings are so beautiful and worth a visit.You can feel the Hoysala Kingdom once you enter the premises. Definitely must visit.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Belur and Halebid temples are worth visiting - about a 1000 years old, they are marvelous, preserved examples of South Indian temple architecture from a golden era. Unfortunately, there are few sign boards describing the site, and the guides are not well informed.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This Hoysala style temple is an example of how good the artisans were in the past. The sculptures are a sight to behold and we were totally awestruck by the temple compound.

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Bangalore, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

It's an amazing Hoysala period temple. All the temple walls are decorated with beautiful sculptures with very detail work. We went there in early morning, so did not have to jostle through crowd and could take our own time to appreciate.

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Jamshedpur, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

this place is near hassan and not in mysore. it is very beautiful and the stone work is very detailed. must visit place. it forms a part of the belur halebid circuit. So i would suggest one visits both as it is not far away. hire a guide to know more about the place.

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