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Halebidu Temple

Mysore, India
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Ranked #4 of 49 attractions in Mysore
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The carvings are amazing and you see these designs in Sarees and Gold jewelry even today. Halebidu is just 10km away from Belur. You can also visit halebidu first if you are traveling from Bangalore and then proceed towards Belur. No good place to eat.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This has the WOW effect. Enter the temple compund and you will feel that this is an work of art. Take time and see the stone figures... Amazing

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bangalore
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A mere 30 kms from Hassan on SH21 but felt like a long commute. The road condition is deplorable, however upon entry to the temple all your mutterings and frustrations will melt away so quickly. The incredible detailing of the sculptures especially at the corners, one wonders how did the master craftsmen actually managed to do it. The Hoysaleshwara temple... More

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Bangalore, India
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

About 15 minutes from Belur (16 km from Belur and approx 265km from Bangalore) another ancient temple from Hoysala Empire. The minute work on the pillars are amazing. This is a ancient Shiva temple and also has to Nandi statues as a gatekeeper. There is a lake very next to the temple, which provides amazing breeze and the place is... More

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Bangalore, India
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37 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is what sculpting was created for - to make stones emote, smile, dance and even sing. The artisans of Halebidu complete what began in Pattadakal couple of centuries before their period.

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Palo Alto, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

About 15 minutes from nearby Belur (16 km, 10 mi.) lies another beautiful gift to posterity from the Hoysala Empire, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Built at the edge of lake Dwara Samudhra, the complex actually includes two Hindu temples and two Jain “basadi” (shrines similar to the northern Jain temples, known as Mandir or Derasar). Perhaps because... More

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Moncton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Beautiful temple with intricate carvings depicting the deities. A fair distance outside of Mysore, but worth the trip if you couple it with other temples in the region. The only reason I rated this temple lower is because I found the hawkers to be significantly more aggressive here, to the point of abusive and obtrusive. Be careful if you are... More

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India
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This was even better than Belur, if that is possible. The sculptures were like filigree. The various poses of the women, the stories that they tell, mind boggling! The huge Nandi was beautiful. The lawns were well maintained and so is the garden. There are lots of guides waiting to pounce on unsuspecting tourists. The guide books that they sell... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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277 reviews 277 reviews
43 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This monument is similar to Belur but more intricate and larger. An absolute delight for anyone interested in history, architecture or stone carvings. Suggest you go early to avoid the crowds. Entry is free and you are required to take of your footwear only if you want to enter the inner temple. Mesmerizing sight and that’s for sure. Must do... More

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

Do take your camera. Its a photographers delight. Recommend a morning or evening visit. Roads from Belur to Halebeedu was poor.

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