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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 temple is an architectural marvel. This Siva temple is a must see for anyone interested in architecture of Indian temples. Each piece of stone tells a story of its own. I don't have enough words ...  more »
  • From Belur, we went to Halebeedu which is just half hour drive. It is believed that Hoysalas built over 150 exquisite temples in Karnataka out of which the temples at Halebeedu, Belur and Somanathpur ...  more »
  • You will be amazed by seeing this huge temple. Very well maintained and very near to Hasan and Chikmangaluru.. Must visit