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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This place is gr8 n some of the best architectures . Try to go in the morning or evening . If you like architecture and history and carvings don't miss the place . Try n get a guide .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Its a 11th or 12th century monument. One of the finest stone carvings I have seen. For people who have historic interest, you will require atleast half day (5 hours) to see the fine details and for photography. Like all ancient monuments it has got a magical feel to it.

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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Halebidu (literally "old city") is located in Hassan District, Karnataka, India. Halebidu (which was previously called Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra) was the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. It is home to some of the best examples of Hoysala architecture. Most notable are the ornate Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples. The city got the name "Halebidu" because it... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The temple has amazing architecture, statues and art. Loved clicking a lot of pictures from this temple. Ideal to have a guide explain about the temple to know more and precise about some sculptures and the nitty-gritty details of it. My captures: https://plus.google.com/photos/114615157959608584452/albums/6004704427537266001

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Thrissur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Most astounding ,marvelous and fascinating architecture I have seen .The sculptures here are so intricate in its detail with Indian classical figures ,and awe inspiring . The rocks that were used are unique and stands intact today which is a testimony to the civil engineering of those days .The best example of Vijaya nagara empire in its full glory .... More

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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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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