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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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Beautiful & well maintained carvings

We covered the temple on our way from Chikmaglur to Bangalore as it lies on the way. It is not a very large complex, but the stone carvings are very beautiful. Also, unlike Hampi... read more

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We covered the temple on our way from Chikmaglur to Bangalore as it lies on the way. It is not a very large complex, but the stone carvings are very beautiful. Also, unlike Hampi, it has been maintained very well & you can see the intricate work from close.

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Camps Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once again like Chennakesava Temple, excellent stone carvings both inside and outside of the temple.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you appreciate rock carvings Belur and Halebidu temples are must see. One will keep wondering how more than 1000 years back people couple could manage to build some awesome structures. Not much rush and one can peacefully visit and appreciate every part of the temple

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The architecture is lovely and you will love spending time in the temple, simple admiring it. Its peaceful and serene. The architecture is similar to the belur temple but this place was less crowded and was more peaceful. A must visit!

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There isn't much more to say. This temple is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. It is worth the 400Rs to get the tour. The craftsmanship and detail, all the exquisite layers of creatures holding up the Gods, it is simply a must see if you are in southern India. Unfortunately it is no longer a... More 

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Udupi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I lack words to describe this place.It would be an injustice even if i select the best possible words. Hoysalas were known to support or promote art and architecture and its not difficult to understand that.On the other hand there were people who destroy such architectural wonders all over the world is a reason for anger.I stay in Manipal and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this temple on a day trip from Bangalore. It is about 4 hours to reach by car. On the same day we visited Belur, which is not far from here. The temple complex is beautiful with lots of detailed carvings. In the mid of day the black stones get very hot. Since you have to visit the temple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the temple is no doubt an architectural wonder. excellent carvings, great sculptures. lot of Europeans visit here just because of this

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you hag visited Belur temple ,this resembles that in many ways . But the deity is Shiva instead of Vishnu . However Halebidu has a nice Lawn surrounding unlike Belur. Sadly many sculptures are destroyed . There's a small museum inside the complex.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The "Shantaleshwara & Hoysaleshwara" temples of Halebid are probably one of the most beautiful examples of the amazing architectural prowess of the artisans of those days ! These two temples joined by a common covered corridor and hence seems like one single structure ! This temple is compared to the Parthenon in Athens for the monumental labour that must have... More 

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