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Halebidu Temple

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

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If you want to admire the architecture, this is one place you would love to visit. We did it during our trip to Chikmangaluru.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to admire the architecture, this is one place you would love to visit. We did it during our trip to Chikmangaluru.

Thank ud1981
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the oldest and rarest temples of Hoyasala dynasty to visit. Extremely unique and beautiful beyond mere words can describe.

Thank Pradnya K
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb place to visit once in a life time. Halebidu was the glorified royal capital of the Hoysala kingdom in 12th Century. Halebidu, which was previously called Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra, got the name 'Halebidu' literally meaning 'The Old City' because it was ruined two times during the invasion of Malik Kafur. The temple town comprises two Hindu temples, the Hoysaleswara,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we been to this temple on the way to water games of farmers son resort , temple vicinity kept clean and nice to witness the finest of artistic work of our ancient civilization , we had the guide who explained in our mother tongue and can speak all south Indian languages.

Thank Srini V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Same as Beluructemple, this temple is also beautiful and big. The architecture is mesmerizing. Its a must visit if you are in Hassan.

Thank Neeraj B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After Hampi I came here after reading about the place on Lonely Planet and it was worth the visit. I'd like to visit this place again with Friends!

Thank עמרי ב
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

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 18 February 2017 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

Thank Neeraja P
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

Thank sannayariswamy

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