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Hoysaleshwara Temple @ Halebidu, Karnataka


होयशलेश्वर मंदिर , हैलेबिडु, ( कर्नाटक ) 

Hoysaleshwara Temple @ Halebidu, Karnataka  :

Hoysaleshwara Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva. It is a twin-temple known as Hoysaleswara and Santaleswara but no worship inside the temple as shivaling was destroyed by Mughals and left abandoned for many years.  

It is situated in a small city called Halebidu which was originally called Dorasamudra. It is in Hasan district, Karnataka, India. Earlier days it was the capital city of Hoysala Empire. 

This temple was commissioned by King Vishnuvardhana in 12th century which took around 100 years to complete. Temple is made with black stone and carving on the stone is super. It can not be explained in words but you have to see to realize the wonder created by our ancestors. I have attached few photos which will give you and idea.

You require minimum a day time so please visit the place to feel it. 

VisitingTiming: 07:00 AM to 06:30 PM Everyday

Best time to visit: All-time. 

Entry Fees:  No.
Hoysaleshwara Temple
Halebeedu, Karnataka 573121. (India)

Places to visit nearby:
  • Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
  • Doddagaddavalli.
  • Yagachi Dam.
  • Halebidu.
  • Belavadi.
  • Archaeological Museum.
  • Ermai Waterfall.
Parking Places: There is huge parking place next to the temple. You have to pay for the parking Rs. 50 for 24 Hrs. 
How to reach : 

Indian Rail: The nearest railway station is in Chikmagalur (35 km) or Hasan (32 km). Railway stations are well connected with other Indian cities. You can catch an either bus or hire taxis to reach the temple.
Buses: The nearest main bus station is in Halebidu which is less than 1 km from the temple. It is well connected with other Indian cities. You can auto rickshaw or you can even walk.
Airport: The nearest airport is Mangalore (169 km), or Mysore (143 km). Airports are well connected with other Indian cities. You can catch an either bus or hire taxis to reach the temple.
Private Taxis: As it is very famous tourist destination, you will find many private taxis. If you hire for a day you can cover few more place. 

Distance from nearby Cities

Hasan : 32 km
Bangalore:  210 km
Mysore: 143 km
Chikmagalur: 35 km
Mangalore: 169 km
Shimoga: 122 km

Halebidu is a very famous tourist destination and you will find few hotels and lodges there. You will find many accommodation in Belur which is just 16 km from Halebidu. 

Food & Restaurant:
It is in the middle of a small city and you will find few restaurant with reasonable price. Many roadside eateries are also available.

Few Photos:

Visit Date: 13 Nov 2022