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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
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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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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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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