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Halebidu Temple, Halebid

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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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  • 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. 
  • Its a must see place in Karnataka. The stone carvings are magnificent. Its one of the cultural heritages of India. It's very beautiful. We had a nice time over there.. 
  • Visit halabeidu first and go to Belur. Very similar stone carvings compared to Belur. Different deity.