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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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  • Appreciate the effort of sculptors, true gem among the Hoysala era temples.Very detailed carving and finish.  more »
  • Halebidu means 'Old City/Town', before this name it was called Dwarasamudra and was a capital of Hoysala Empire. The statues and carvings are destroyed during the invasion of Muslim rulers. But still ...  more »
  • I had been to this place with my team which is 6hrs from Bangalore if you hire a traveller.It has ancient temples which are kind of star shaped with different sculptures engraved inside and outside th...  more »