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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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the glorious twin!

Any trip to either Belur or Halebid is incomplete without the other. So it is only natural that we came here after doing Belur. Halebid as well is best understood with a services... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Bengaluru, India
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Any trip to either Belur or Halebid is incomplete without the other. So it is only natural that we came here after doing Belur. Halebid as well is best understood with a services of a guide but this temple has seen better days. This is as well an awesome showcase of Hoysala architecture and the intricacies are even more than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The drive from Bangalore to halebidu via Bangalore kunigal highway is a dream for lovers of long drives. The roads are wide and with dividers for most places and traffic is sparse even on weekends. The halebidu temple complex is just a place to marvel exquisite Indian art. The sculptures big or small are simply exquisite. It should be a... More 

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Thank Samik S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reserve one day to visit Belur and Halebidu. Awesome architecture, very lovely carvings. You can read stories from these carvings.

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Thank Neeraja P
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In comparison this beautiful temple is neglected by most of the tourist.Its approx 15 kms from belluru or you may take deviation mid way in agara.Maintained clean and no entry fee to this place

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This 12th century temple was built by Hoysala king Vishnuvardhana. Halebid used to be the capital of Hoysala Empire, and was called Dwarasamudra. After the attack of Malik Kafur (Commander in Chief of Allaudin Khilji), the temples were partially destroyed and mutilated, the place came to be known as Hale Beedu (old city), and the name (unfortunately) still prevails. The... More 

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Thank kmudan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a UNESCO Heritage sight. Entrance is free. This temple is known for it's sculptures. A guide is recommended. A visit to the Belur temple is recommended.

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Thank Anand P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a must see place in Karnataka. The stone carvings are magnificent. Its one of the cultural heritages of India. It's very beautiful. We had a nice time over there..

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Kota, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit halabeidu first and go to Belur. Very similar stone carvings compared to Belur. Different deity.

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Thank cagauravpatodi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Chennakesava temple then also visit this place well connected with govt bus from Belur

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Great temple with amazing carvings. Very damaged and unfinished compared to Belur. Don't miss the other temples down the road or the small museum on site.

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