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“Sculptures ...sculptures....amazing sculptures!!”

Hoysaleswara Temple
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Private Day Trip from Bangalore to Belur, Halebid and Shravanabelagola
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Private Tour: Ancient Temples of Belur, Halebid, Shravanabelagola from Bangalore
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Bengaluru, India
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Sculptures ...sculptures....amazing sculptures!!”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Beautiful temple....amazing sculptures. It is my appeal to all travelers to visit this place(along with Belur temple) if you are sightseeing in south India. No words can describe how marvelously these sculptures have been made. A must visit place for people with architectural intrests. The place has been well maintained and very easy to get to from Hassan/Bangalore.

Visited June 2013
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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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“Wonderful and creative Carvings”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is the old capital of Hoysala Empire....and this temple is a fine example of the immense talent of the sculptors of the Hoysala empire. The temple's statues and carvings are more detailed than of the Belur Temple and this is a much older temple. Don't forget to hire a guide to enrich your experience and there is a museum inside the temple complex which is a must visit.

Visited May 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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“Awesome sculptures”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

The temple has some awesome sculptures all around the outside walls. The architectural works on the roof inside the temple are worth watching. Beside it also has an architectural museum inside the same area. Should visit that.

Visited April 2013
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Bangalore, India
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“Awesome sclupture”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Astounding for its wealth of sculptural details. The walls of the temple are covered with an endless variety of depictions from Hindu mythology, animals, birds and Shilabalikas or dancing figures.

Visited November 2012
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“Hoysala's gift”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

This temple is famous for the sculptures on the walls. Best way to see such places is to hire a guide which you can negotiate the price. Its when you relalise the details of the sculptures and the hindu mythology. Its a kind of paradise for a photographer or an artist. you can also visit jain temple which is close by.

Visited May 2012
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