Here are the top 9 tourist attractions to see in Halebidu:

1. Belur

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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5. Archaeological Museum

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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. Kedareswara Temple

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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

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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

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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

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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. While being among the architectural splendour of the temples, and watching divine classical performances, is something which you should not miss out on given a chance. The Hoysala Mahotsava embraces the new season with its mesmerising traditional dance forms, and other forms of art. The festival harbours old and young talent alike and welcomes a sense of awe in every onlooker's heart. The festival takes place in the temples of Belur Halebid in Karnataka and is holy and auspicious for Hindus. 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 hamlets surrounding the temple come alive during the festival with lights, decorations, and the festive spirit. After the traditional dances, a huge feast follows in the temple.

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