Halebeedu – Karnataka

After visiting the beautiful temple at Belur, one has to visit the Hoysaleshwara Temple in Halebeedu. Both Belur and Halebeedu are part of the Hassan district and are the few remaining architectural marvels of the Hoysala Dynasty. Halebeedu was the ancient capital of the Hoysalas, the city never recovered post the attacks and has been in ruins for centuries now.

The temple is very clean and has a lot of beautiful stories associated with it. The parking is right around the corner, it would cost you 50 INR. You have some small eateries for you to get some snacks and fresh coconut water. There is no entry fee to the temple and one should spend on hiring a guide as they would explain everything about the temple and share some amazing stories.

The temple has stories about the Ramayana, Mahabharatha, and Bhagavad Gita. The guide would be more than happy to take you around and explain each of these stories in detail. It takes you a good hour or two to explore the temple. It is one of the biggest Shiva temples built during that era although now a lot has changed over the years and everything is not the same.

Please do visit the temple and enjoy the tour, for more information you can check it here. Here is a video of our visit.

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