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Hoysaleswara Temple

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Address: Halebid, India
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Monumental Architecture

Those details in the carvings can't simply explained through words. Highly admirable, hiring a guide will be much useful. Belur temple, Halibedu and sri veeranarayana temple... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Those details in the carvings can't simply explained through words. Highly admirable, hiring a guide will be much useful. Belur temple, Halibedu and sri veeranarayana temple belavadi will be visited in a same trip.(They are located nearby only)

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Awesome architecture and make sure that you hire a guide there (it costs 300 for 4 people) so that you get all those minute details.

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Mumbai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Unfortunately many people have scribbled their names on the monument. Wish the entry fee could have been atleast Rs100/head to restrict a decent crowd from visiting the place, so that these monuments are maintained well. Please hire a guide if you want to understand the history behind the place.

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Thank ud1981
Mumbai
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Almost 1000 years old Shiva temple right in the middle of the city. The fine, intricate, beautiful and well preserved temple will blow your mind, if you are a history and architecture lover. Spend at least 2 hours noticing each and every arch and statue, because they are unique.

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Halebidu was the 12th-13th century capital of the Hoysala empire. The Hoysaleshwara temple was built during this time by Ketamala (around 1121 AD) and attributed to King Vishnuvardhana, the Hoysala ruler. It is believed to have been completed around 1160 AD by Kedaroja, the chief architect of Vishnuvardhana's son and successor Narasimha I (1142 - 1173). It enshrines Hoysaleshwara and... More 

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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Hoysaleswara temple is a temple of God Shiva. It was built by King Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. The Hoysaleswara temple is a masterpiece, with finest carvings. Excellent example of the skills of Indian craftsmen.

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Intricate carvings, amazing sculptures, complex of temples. The carving of the bull is its signature symbol, but the entire complex, including the architectural museum/corner, is worth your time. This is the India that does not appear as often in the North India dominated tourist images. But these are really worth a visit.

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

After visiting Kedareshwara Temple we drive to Hoysaleswara temple. It is just 2 km away from here and outside town. This is not much familier or know between locals so we have to make much inquiry. The temple is protected as a monument of national importance by the Archaeological Survey of India.The main deity of temple is God Shiva. This... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Old well preserved temples always attract the fantasy of tourists, especially because of the mind boggling levels of details those architects of yesteryears managed to achieve with their rudimentary tools. On that note, the Hoysaleswar temple will definitely satiate your thirst. Erected during the Hoysala empire's full glory, this temple is dedicated to Mahadev, known as Hoysaleswar here. Like other... More 

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Larger than life stone structure of two Nandi monolith dated back 11th century main temple is full of Hindu mythical characters

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