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Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebid

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4.8/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
Admire exquisite stonemasonry at Hoysaleswara Temple, an ancient Shiva temple complex with ornate carvings and impressive pillars built in soapstone. Walk through a maze of pillars amidst countless carved and bas-relief images of deities. Built in the 12th century, the complex features two major shrines and two auxiliary ones erected on a lofty terraced platform. A dancing image of Lord Ganesha and Garuda pillar with ancient Kannada language inscriptions are among the highlights. Check out the base of the temple walls with a train of elephants, lions, horses, scrolls and mythical creatures. Get a guide for explanation of all the details. To visit Hoysaleswara Temple and get the most from your holiday in Halebid, create itinerary details personal to you using our Halebid holiday planner.
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  • Visited this place as a part of Shravanabelagola-Belur-Halebid trip. A temple dedicated to Lord Siva built by Hoysala kings. It is said that it took nearly 110 years for construction. Each and every c...  read more »
  • Another beautiful temple of hoysala empire, though smaller then the Belur temple. 2 beautiful shiva linga inside and 2 big nandi bulls outside . The park is big as well and many families were seated u...  read more »
  • You can travel by car.This place is well persevered stone temple. In-case you love stone carving art, this is best place you can spend time. 
  • Built by king vishuwardhana maharaja,hoysala kingdom
  • Great place! Excellent example of the skills of Indian craftsmen. The place is clean and well maintained. No entry fee, but you have to pay a small amount for your footwear to be stored during the time you're inside the temple. There is an archaeological museum as well beside the temple.
  • The carvings and sculptures on the Gopurams are just too good if u go do go in the morning hours it is very serene
  • Nice place to visit. If you are on the way please do visit to look is magnificent art works.....
  • The architecture of this Temple is one of the best I saw in my life. The whole Temple is build upon stone. There some squirrels in the Temple. It's a master piece of architecture.
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