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Halebidu Temple

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Address: Halebid, India

This was the 12th-century capital of the Hoysalas.

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If you are in to stone carvings then this one of the best place to see. the stone carving are very detailed. Most of the bigger carvings are at 10 ft height so not disturbed much... read more

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are in to stone carvings then this one of the best place to see. the stone carving are very detailed. Most of the bigger carvings are at 10 ft height so not disturbed much by public.

Thank MeherKn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Halebidu Temple is an Architectural beauty. Boasts typical Hoyasala architecutral style of sculpting. The temple is a Dvikuta (meaning temple with two Vimana/Gopura) dedicated to Hoysaleshwara and Shantaleshwara. One need to take time to appreciate the mythological pictures carved out in minute detail in and around the temple walls.. One need a minimum of 1-2 hours to walk along the... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Halebidu temple, dedicated to Hindu god Shiva, is one of finest examples of Hoysala architecture apart from Belur temple. The temple is made of soapstone and is an architectural wonder due to detailed ornamentation and beautiful sculptures. Words are not enough to express this place

Thank Shailendrasood
Udupi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

11th century temple built by the king of Hoysala empire. This temple is dedicated to the lord Shiva. It's having amazing carving inside and outside of the temple and another must visit sight in Karnataka after belur. More than temple there is Parshvanatha Basadi, Shantinatha Basadi, archaeological museum & a very big garden inside the temple complex itself! There is... More 

Thank GanIndia
Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you take the help of a trained guide as you explore the architectural wonders or else you will be just admiring the carved stones :) Temple wears its history on its walls in the form of stories of Ramayana, Mahabharata and brave Hoysala soldiers inscribed on them. The magnificent Nandi statues in the complex are said to be... More 

Thank aniketkumthekar
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The temple is historic and beautiful and well maintained as well. The beautifully sculpted walls are quite an amazing sight. Along with Belur, this is a must visit place for any history buff.

Thank Sharath K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had visited this temple during Diwali Holidays. We were really amazed to see the detailed sculpture and architecture of this Temple. The main deity here is Lord Shiva. It is really maintained well by ASI. The photographic enthusiasts can have a real feast. This town is 35kms from Hassan, the district HQ. You can plan a day visit of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

A very good tourist spot to enjoy and learn about ancient archaeology and great stone carvings. Well kept surroundings and museum and park, thanks to Archaeological Survey of India.

Thank Ranjith K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

It is rated as most visited place in Karnataka the carvings on the walls speechless and the sculpture museum is awesome its not worth giving money and going to see the museum apart from tht plz do eat blueberry and jack fruit

Thank kiran2345
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

It is must visit place if you like to visit historical places with archiological importance. Outside walls of the temple is having many carvings based on the mythological stories with minute details. Guides are available from archiological department who explains the things with details.

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