Places To Visit In Halebid

Must Visit Places in Halebidu

Top Things to do in Halebidu

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1. Belur

Belur
Must visit 4.2 /5

15 km
from city center
1 out of 9
places to visit in Halebidu

Belur and Halibeedu or Halebid are two tiny towns of Karnataka considered as the 'jewels in the Indian cultural heritage'. Known for their ancient temple and exquisite craftsmanship, the place is absolutely worth a visit.

2. Hoysaleswara Temple

Hoysaleswara Temple
Must visit 4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 9
places to visit in Halebidu

Hoysaleswara temple, also spelt Hoysaleshwara, is a temple dedicated to Hindu god Shiva. It was built in Halebidu Karnataka, during the rule of King Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. The construction was started around 1120 CE and completed in 1150 CE. During the early 14th century, Karnataka was sacked and looted by Muslim invaders from northern India and the temple fell into a state of ruin and neglect. Previously known as Dorasamudra, Halebidu is 16 km from Belur, 31 km from Hassan and 149 km from Mysore, in the state of Karnataka, India.

3. Yagachi Dam

Yagachi Dam
3.2 /5

15 km
from city center
3 out of 9
places to visit in Halebidu

About half an hour away from Belur, is the Yagachi Dam. Visit the dam not so much for the structure itself but the water sports that it hosts. One can enjoy Jet Ski, Speed Boat, Bumper Ride, Cruise Boat, Banana Boat Ride and Kayaking here, filling the town of temples and ruins with a dash of enjoyment and adventure.

4. Basadi Halli

Basadi Halli
3.3 /5

104 km
from city center
4 out of 9
places to visit in Halebidu

The Jain temples here are famous for the highly polished pillars that resemble mirrors.

5. Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum
3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 9
places to visit in Halebidu

An open air museum in Halebid, this one houses countless sculptures, exhibits, inscriptions and more and has its displays represent Indian Art at various foreign exhibitions.

6. Kedareshwara Temple

Kedareshwara Temple
3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 9
places to visit in Halebidu

This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, depicted in the form of a Shivlinga of Krishnashila, a black stone.

7. City Shopping

City Shopping
3.0 /5

1 km
from city center
7 out of 9
places to visit in Halebidu

While in Halebid, one can shop for terracotta items, statues and religious items. One might find a number of souvenir shops in the area selling these.

8. Shantaleswara Temple

Shantaleswara Temple
3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 9
places to visit in Halebidu

A major attraction in the area, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shantaleswara, with an idol made of soft soapstone i.e. potstone. A shivalinga is also present in the sanctum.

9. Hoysala Mahotsava

Hoysala Mahotsava

9 out of 9
places to visit in Halebidu

A magnificent celebration of Indian culture and heritage, artists from all over the country, come to participate in Hoysala Mahotsava. The Hoysala Mahotsava is a brilliant festival that commemorates King Hoysala in his great military victory as well as the Hoysala Dynasty of India through the assorted forms of dance, music and art. The honorary art forms are performed in honour of the King Hoysala, whose military genius and bravery are commemorated in the wall carvings of the temple. The festival takes place in the temples of Belur Halebid in Karnataka and is holy and auspicious for Hindus.

FAQs on Halebidu

Can you suggest an itinerary for Halebid?

Day 1: Reach Halebid. You can start by visiting the Hoyaleswara Temple. It is a combination of two temples-Hoyaleswara and Shantaleshwara. In the evening you can go and see the Kedareshwara Temple and the Jain Basadi's of Parasvanth, Shantinath, and Adinath. Enjoy the sunset there. 

Day 2: You can go and see the enormous statue of Lord Bahubali. Later on, drive to Belur, which is just 30 km away from Halebid. Here you can see the famous Chennakeshava Temple, the Kappe Chennigarya, which has a 6.5ft tall statue of Chennakeshava.

How can I commute within Halebid?

Taxis and autorickshaws are the best way to travel within the city.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Halebid?

The top sightseeing places in Halebid are Belur, Hoysaleswara Temple, Yagachi Dam, Basadi Halli, Archaeological Museum, Kedareswara Temple.
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