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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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  • Same as Beluructemple, this temple is also beautiful and big. The architecture is mesmerizing. Its a must visit if you are in Hassan.  more »
  • 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!  more »
  • 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 t...  more »