#1 of 7 Places to Visit in Halebidu

At a distance of 0.5 km from Halebidu Bus Station, Hoysaleswara Temple is an ancient Hindu temple situated at Halebidu. It is one of the prime places to visit in Halebidu, and among the popular places of heritage in Karnataka.

Built-in Hoysala style of architecture, this temple is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other Hoysala temples at Belur & Somnathpur. Built-in 1121 AD, the temple has two shrines, one dedicated to Hoysaleswara and another for Shantaleswara named after Shantala Devi, the queen of King Vishnuvardhana.

Standing on a star-shaped platform, the temple is made out of soapstone. Both the shrines are located next to each other with a common portico. The shrine comprises Shiva Linga which is still worshipped. The halls comprise huge images of Nandi, the attendant of Lord .....

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#2 of 7 Places to Visit in Halebidu

At a distance of 12 km from Halebidu, 27 km from Belur, 64 km from Chikmagalur, and 82 km from Kemmangundi, Belavadi is a village situated in the Chikmagalur district. It is one of the popular places to visit in Halebidu.

Belavadi is famous for Sri Veera Narayana Temple built in Hoysala architectural style. The place is described as Ekachakranagara of Mahabharata and is said to be the place where Pandava prince Bheema killed the demon Bakasura and protected the village and its people. Belavadi Temple can be visited along with Chikmagalur Tour Packages.

The Veera Narayana temple was built in the 13th century by the Hoysala King Veera Bhallala II. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in three different forms. While Belur and Halebid are famous for their intricate sculpture, this temple is one .....

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#3 of 7 Places to Visit in Halebidu

At a distance of about 1 KM from Hoysaleshwara Temple in Halebid, Kedareshwara Temple is a Hoysala temple built by King Ballala II and his younger Queen Abhinava Ketala Devi in 1319 AD.

Kedareswara Temple is a fine example of Hoysala style of temple architecture. The carved ceilings of the temple are supported by finely polished pillars. The magnificent idol of Nandi Vahana in its lying posture adds extra elegance to the temple. Unfortunately portions of the temple collapsed and they are never restored again.

The main shrine is raised over a beautiful star-shaped platform of smooth stone. The walls, the tower, the doorway and the ceiling are magnificently carved. As seen in Hoysaleswara temple, this temple has classic friezes and scenes from the epics.

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#4 of 7 Places to Visit in Halebidu

At a distance of about 1 KM from Hoysaleshwara Temple in Halebid, Basadi Halli (or Jain Mandir) is situated between Hoysaleshwara Temple and Kedareshwara Temple.

There are three Jain temples at Basadi Halli - Parshwanatha Swamy Temple, Adinatha Swamy Temple and Shantinatha Swamy Temple. Parshwanatha Swamy Temple is an important structure with wonderful carvings. The 12 pillars that hold the doom have been cut in a fine and attractive manner. The pillars have been carved well that the images differ from one another.

The Parshwanatha Swamy figure is made out of black stone and it is 14 feet in height. A seven-headed serpent carved at the head of this figure appears to be guarding the deity.

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#5 of 7 Places to Visit in Halebidu

At a distance of about 0.5 Kms from Hoysaleshwara Temple in Halebid, Archaeological Museum is situated in front of the Hoysaleswara Temple. Established in early 1970s, this museum has more than 1500 sculptures & inscriptions of historical significance recovered in and around Halebidu.

The collection is displayed in a closed sculpture gallery as well as in an open air museum with a large reserve collection. It also display 18 feet Tirthankara image from the ruined tank of one of the Jaina basadis. The open air museum has in its display many sculptures of importance like Govardhanagiridhari Krishna, Dancing Shiva, Nataraja and Veena Saraswati, dancing Ganesha, etc.

Most of the artifacts exhibited in the museum are from 12th - 13th century.

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM, Closed on Fridays

Entry: Rs. 5 for Person

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#6 of 7 Places to Visit in Halebidu

At a distance of 25 km from Chikmagalur, 40 km from Hassan, 154 km from Mysore, 165 km from Mangalore, and 217 km from Bangalore, Belur is a historical temple town situated in the Hassan district of Karnataka. It is one of the best heritage sites in Karnataka, and among the most famous places to visit near Mangalore.

Belur is one of the well-known Karnataka tourist places as it is home to the renowned Hoysala Temple dedicated to Lord Chennakesava. It is the best of three Hoysala temples nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Sites (the other two being the temples at Halebid & Somnathpur). The Hoysala temples are known for minute & intricate carvings and sculptures with metal-like polishing. Sri Chennakesava Temple is one of the must-visit places as part of Belur tour packages.

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Distance (From Halebidu): 17 Kms
Trip Duration (From Halebidu - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day

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#7 of 7 Places to Visit in Halebidu

At a distance of 50 km from Hassan, 83 km from Mysore, and 140 km from Bangalore, Shravanabelagola is one of the most popular Jain pilgrimage centers in South India. This is one of the popular 2 day trip from Bangalore and a major heritage / historical site not to miss in a Karnataka tour packages.

This place is named after the pond in the middle of the town (Bela-Kola means White Pond). Shravanabelagola is famous for the Bahubali Statue, among the must include places in Shravanabelagola tour packages. With a height of 58 feet carved out of a single block of granite, the statue is supposed to be the tallest monolithic stone statue in the world. The statue was carved during the period of Chamundaraya, a minister of the Ganga King Rajamalla between 982 and 983 CE. The nude statue of Bahubali is carved carefully .....

Distance (From Halebidu): 81 Kms
Trip Duration (From Halebidu - Including Travel): 1-2 Days

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Most Asked Questions on Halebidu

  • What is the best time to visit Halebidu?

    Halebidu can be visited throughout the year. However, Winter season between October to March is the best time to visit Halebidu. Hoysala Mahotsava, a dance festival held in the temples of Belur - Halebid is celebrated in the month of March. It is one of the important festivals in Belur and Halebid.

  • How many days are required to visit Halebidu?

    Halebidu usually takes Complete 2-3 hours to visit the most important tourist attractions. Halebidu can be mixed with near by wonderful destination like Belur, Shravanabelagola, Kemmanagundi & Chikmagalur by adding few additional days to your trip.

  • What is the budget required to visit Halebidu?

    Budget of Halebidu trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Halebidu tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 5750 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 8400 per person for 3D/2N vacation.

  • What are some must visit places & things to do while visiting Halebidu?

    Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Halebidu like Hoysaleswara Temple, Belavadi, Kedareshwara Temple, Basadi Halli, Archaeological Museum, etc. Belur which is around 17 km from Halebidu and can be visited along with Halebidu.

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