Halebidu Temple, Halebid
Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Admire the awe-inspiring Halebidu Temple, which dates back to the 12th century and demonstrates some of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. The ornate temple was once the capital of the Hoysala empire, until it fell into disrepair when the invading armies of Malik Kafur attacked in the 14th century. Spend your time exploring the complex, which houses two Hindu temples, Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara. Within the Hoysaleswara temple you’ll discover a wealth of intricate carvings depicting Hindu mythology, animals, birds, and dancing figures. No matter how hard you look, you won’t find any two identical carvings. Unfortunately, the Kedareswara temple now lies in ruins, but still offers some fascinating architecture. When you've finished exploring, head to the archeological museum within the complex. To visit Halebidu Temple on your holiday in Halebid, and find out what else Halebid has to offer, use our Halebid vacation generator.
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Continues to be the #1 attraction in Belur-Halebid-Belavadi. Soap stone and 900+ years of history and thankful upkeep. Very beautiful all around. Sad to see people having carved irresponsibly on the b... read more »
I went to this place as I heard a lot about it from my friends. This temple architecture is marvelous. Each carving has a different story behind this belonging to Hindu religion. Some of the carvings ... read more »
The Halebidu temple is similar to the Belur Chennakesava temple in many ways, so I am not discussing it at length here since I have a separate review for Belur. It makes sense to club the two in a day... read more »
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