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Halebidu Temple

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

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Beautiful Sculpture

Enjoyed walking around and seeing the sculptures. Everything was so precisely carved in those olden days.

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karthikeya r
Bengaluru, India
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed walking around and seeing the sculptures. Everything was so precisely carved in those olden days.

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

- The temple complex comprises two Hindu temples, the Hoysaleshwara and Shantaleshwara temples, and two Nandi's. Possibly the only prominent shaivite temple of Hoyasala time. This temple was not constructed by the Kings of Hoyasalas, but by rich merchants of the kingdom. - Halebeedu also has couple of Jain Basadi behind the Hoysaleshwara temple premises. Further down the same road... More 

Thank arjunvj
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This temple is also known as Hoysaleshwara Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is under supervision of Archology survey of India- ASI. The temple is a master piece of architectural structure. The temple is about 800 years old. Do visit if you are a history lover.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This for sure is one of the oldest known temple near the Hassan area. It is located nearly 40-50kms from Hassan which is 4hrs from Bangalore. The place is known for its famous temple and the architecture surrounding the temple. There are wonderful statues, elephants, kings, queens & other people that have been carved out of the stone. There are... More 

Thank Nameesh R
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even for an untrained eye, it will very enchanting. There are a 1000 stories carved in stones. A real testimony to what Indians of that era achieved.

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Appreciate the effort of sculptors, true gem among the Hoysala era temples.Very detailed carving and finish.

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Halebidu means 'Old City/Town', before this name it was called Dwarasamudra and was a capital of Hoysala Empire. The statues and carvings are destroyed during the invasion of Muslim rulers. But still the it's beautiful as one can see how detailed carvings are there on the outside walls and inside roof. Nice place to visit but not on a hot... More 

Thank JatinJn
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had been to this place with my team which is 6hrs from Bangalore if you hire a traveller.It has ancient temples which are kind of star shaped with different sculptures engraved inside and outside the temple It was nice trip as we came to know lot of history behind it through the guides who are available there and explained... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Marvelous hoysala architecture... very well and detailed carving... must say that the basavanna here is huge and very beautiful

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple has lovely carvings so is well worth a visit. To appreciate it fully you need to take time to study all the detail.

Thank Helen B

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