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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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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a huge temple complex with a temple, museum, Jain temple.Its a reflection 10th century Hoysalya Dynasty and other mythological characters. Hiring a guide would be beneficial in understanding the temple and its work better.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

its a beautiful place.not only for archaeologist but for all in general. must visit in Karnataka.it takes around 3 hours to see this place.

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Hamilton, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Combine with a visit to Belur and you will have seen two gems. 30-45 minutes is plenty of time, but you could sit much longer to admire the superb workmanship. Over 100 exquisite columns inside and thousands of carved figures on the exterior. Two massive Nandi bull sculptures. One part of the temple is still active, adding some atmosphere to... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

3 hour drive from Bengaluru . Not a big one but you will learn lot if you get good guide. This was a capital of Hoysala's.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly intricate carvings , Lord is serene , visit Sri veera Narayana perumal temple at belavade which is 12 kms from halebedu , also visit Sri kodandarama swami temple at hiremagalur which is 28 kms from belavade .

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Belur and Halebidu have similar architecture and being closeby can be managed in 1 day. Also have an archaeological muesuem within the compound. Walking around bare foot on a hot day could be tricky.

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mumbai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place is near belur and is a shiv temple whereas the other one is a vishnu temple. the carvings are exquisite and one of a kind at both the places.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hoysala kings' love towards art is exhibited in these buildings. Breathtaking sculptures, well maintained by the government. Visit these places to relive the lessons from textbooks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another temple that highlights the architecture of the hoysalas. It just make you wonder the amount of effort that had one into building the temple. It would have been a sight to behold in the 12th century and it is even in the 21st!!

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