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Address: Belur, India
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Chenna Kesava Temple

You come to know and appreciate fully with a help of a guide. Temple authorities allow you to take photos. Awesome sculptures. How they could do that? It takes time, money snd... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Egambaram T
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You come to know and appreciate fully with a help of a guide. Temple authorities allow you to take photos. Awesome sculptures. How they could do that? It takes time, money snd needs peace with neighbouring kingdoms. Egambaram

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful ancient temple. Worth visiting and observing the ancient architecture and carving skills. Simply amazing. It may take some time to go through all the temple carvings and understand the history behind. Some guides available there for storytelling.

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Thank Smiley S
Mangalore, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Chennakesava Temple twice. I loved it the first time I saw it and went again after a few years. Mesmerising architecture. Important to hire a guide who will show you all the important things you need to see, tell you a little bit about the history. Then you can explore at your leisure. Feel proud to... More 

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Thank Mamta65
Bangalore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did a short evening trip to the Belur Channakeshava temple. High recommend to go for a guide who you can easily find in the entrance to the temple. They charge about 300Rs for a 30 mins trip of the temple. Got to know a lot about the history of the Hoysala kingdom as well as the architecture of the temple.... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice Place to visit. Roads are not so good but an average quality. Easy to get the darshan. No money minded People. It was nice stay but drink water facility is missing. Please carry your food or please arrange the food by yourself. Thank you!

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Thank KedarNaik
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank karthikeya r
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

- I've been to Doddagaddavalli, Belavadi, Halebeedu, Somnathapura, Hosahalu, and still have to visit a few more places, but among all of them, this is the best work of the Hoyasalas. - Needed three generations of Hoyasala kings (~100 years) to be completed. King Vishnuvardhana is the one who started the construction, and his grandson finished it. - Unlike other... More 

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Thank arjunvj
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is the breath taking masterpiece of Hoysala architecture, the carvings are minute in details like in paintings. Many statues are highly ornated and I strongly recommend any person to visit this temple. Below are top most temples built by Hoysala rulers(from my opinion) 1. Chennakesava temple - Belur 2. Kesava temple - somnathpura 3. Hoysaleswara temple - Halebidu 4.... More 

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Thank vignesh d
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Awesome architecture and make sure that you hire a guide there (it costs 300 for 4 people) so that you get all those minute details.

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Thank Ojas W
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Beautiful temples of the Hoysala era, you may need at least two hours if you love temple architect. You will get tired taking photos. Multiple temples in the campus are worth seeing. Everywhere you look, you can see carvings you just want to look at for hours. The main temple has a large number of figures, statues and idols inside... More 

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