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Halebidu Temple

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Address: Halebid, India
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This was the 12th-century capital of the Hoysalas.

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Combine with a visit to Belur and you will have seen two gems. 30-45 minutes is plenty of time, but you could sit much longer to admire the superb workmanship. Over 100... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Combine with a visit to Belur and you will have seen two gems. 30-45 minutes is plenty of time, but you could sit much longer to admire the superb workmanship. Over 100 exquisite columns inside and thousands of carved figures on the exterior. Two massive Nandi bull sculptures. One part of the temple is still active, adding some atmosphere to... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

3 hour drive from Bengaluru . Not a big one but you will learn lot if you get good guide. This was a capital of Hoysala's.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly intricate carvings , Lord is serene , visit Sri veera Narayana perumal temple at belavade which is 12 kms from halebedu , also visit Sri kodandarama swami temple at hiremagalur which is 28 kms from belavade .

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Belur and Halebidu have similar architecture and being closeby can be managed in 1 day. Also have an archaeological muesuem within the compound. Walking around bare foot on a hot day could be tricky.

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mumbai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is near belur and is a shiv temple whereas the other one is a vishnu temple. the carvings are exquisite and one of a kind at both the places.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hoysala kings' love towards art is exhibited in these buildings. Breathtaking sculptures, well maintained by the government. Visit these places to relive the lessons from textbooks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another temple that highlights the architecture of the hoysalas. It just make you wonder the amount of effort that had one into building the temple. It would have been a sight to behold in the 12th century and it is even in the 21st!!

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The large shiva linga in the middle of the temple looks divine and is beautifully decorated. The architecture in and around the temple makes you spell bound. A guide is definitely necessary to understand the details of the architecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super architecture wonder. This shows how presice was the architects of that time. Beatiful stone sculptures woth minute details. Must watch and should go with a good guide who can explain numerous stories behind each sculptures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a great place to visit to understand the marvelous architecture of the Hoysala Kingdom. Well maintained and clean. Pick a guide to understand further about the historical aspects. Try to visit early in the morning or evening.

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