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Halebidu Temple

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

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bengaluru, India
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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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 3 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!

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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.

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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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This 12th century temple was built by Hoysala king Vishnuvardhana. Halebid used to be the capital of Hoysala Empire, and was called Dwarasamudra. After the attack of Malik Kafur (Commander in Chief of Allaudin Khilji), the temples were partially destroyed and mutilated, the place came to be known as Hale Beedu (old city), and the name (unfortunately) still prevails. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is a UNESCO Heritage sight. Entrance is free. This temple is known for it's sculptures. A guide is recommended. A visit to the Belur temple is recommended.

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