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Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebid

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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. Hoysaleswara Temple is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • Today I visited the temple at Halbeidu and had a very bad experience by the people who are managing the parking. I went to drop my family at the temple and they were demanding and behaving like goons....  more
    Today I visited the temple at Halbeidu and had a very bad experience by the people who are managing the parking. I went to drop my family at the temple and they were demanding and behaving like goons....  more »
  • The two Nandies, the time frozen sculpture. Need plans of the erstwhile capital of the Hoysalas at site, the museums need to be a little more organized. 
    The two Nandies, the time frozen sculpture. Need plans of the erstwhile capital of the Hoysalas at site, the museums need to be a little more organized.  more »
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  • A beautiful historical temple with finest of hand carvings, art works everywhere inside and out. Entry is free here. Local guides are available. A large lush garden area to sit and relax is surrounding the temple. Visiting here in summers is not recommended as the stones outside the temple gets very hot and visitor may not be able to stand barefoot. Car parking charge was 70 Rs.
  • Stone carvings are amazing to watch, the place is well maintained and you can have relaxing time here. The scenic beauty of this place is stunning. Kindly visit here if you are nearby. No entry fee but parking charge is collected.

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