We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Halebidu Temple

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Halebid, India
Description:

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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 375 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 240
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Heavenly Architecture.. Mindblowing

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Bhaskar157
Add Photo Write a Review

375 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 354: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank Bhaskar157
Hyderabad, India
Level Contributor
161 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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

Helpful?
Thank Shailendrasood
Udupi, India
Level Contributor
198 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank GanIndia
Pune, India
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

Helpful?
Thank aniketkumthekar
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
129 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

Helpful?
Thank Sharath K
Coimbatore
Level Contributor
25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

Helpful?
Thank vairamuthu k
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank Ranjith K
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Helpful?
Thank kiran2345
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Helpful?
Thank bibha1234
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit place in India I would say, you will be amazed by the intricate details carved on a stone, you have to keep reminding yourselves that these are actually stones, I don't know whether even with modern machines these days it is possible to build such a temple. Temple surroundings are well maintained and are clean, there is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Harsha G

Travellers who viewed Halebidu Temple also viewed

 
Halebid, Karnataka
 

Been to Halebidu Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Halebidu Temple and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Halebidu Temple staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?