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Halebidu Temple, Halebid
(4.9/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The temple is historic and beautiful and well maintained as well. The beautifully sculpted walls are quite an amazing sight. Along with Belur, this is a must visit place for any history buff. 
  • We had visited this temple during Diwali Holidays. We were really amazed to see the detailed sculpture and architecture of this Temple. The main deity here is Lord Shiva. It is really maintained well ...  more »
  • A very good tourist spot to enjoy and learn about ancient archaeology and great stone carvings. Well kept surroundings and museum and park, thanks to Archaeological Survey of India.