Halebid Travel Guide

  • Hoysaleswara temple
    Hoysaleswara temple
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  • Relief - Hoysaleswara temple
    Relief - Hoysaleswara temple
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  • Detail - Hoysaleswara temple
    Detail - Hoysaleswara temple
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Halebid Things to Do

  • Hoysaleswara Temple in Halebid

    An amazing temple of stone, with beautiful detailed carvings. All the main gods of Hinduism are represented somewhere on the temple.

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  • Fantastic friezes and bas relief

    Fantastic bas relief cover the entire exterior. The many friezes depict some 2000 elephants with riders and trappings, horses, mythical beasts and floral motifs, reminiscent of the grandeur of an ancient royal civilisation.

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  • Wow those doorkeepers

    There are Shiva-Parvati groups besides some figures of Ganesha. The doorkeepers are carved with an fantastic sense for detail.

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Halebid Transportation

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    road map to Halebid

    by cadzand Written Feb 21, 2005

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    Belur is 222 km from Bangalore, 149 km from Mysore and 34 km from Hassan (27 km from Halebid). Belur and Halebid are 17 km apart.

    By Road: Bangalore and Mysore are linked by road to Hassan, and regular buses ply from Hassan to Belur..
    By Train: The nearest railhead is Hassan, which is connected to other major junctions such as Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore.

    By Air: The nearest airports are Bangalore (222 km) and Mangalore (194 km).
    The best way to reach Belur and Halebid is to keep Hassan as your base, which offers a host of transport options (including taxis) to travel to the temple towns.

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    • Architecture
    • Road Trip

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Halebid Shopping

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    by cadzand Written Feb 22, 2005

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    Many vendors sell postcard sets (10 pcs) at the temple entrances of Hassan, Belur, Halebid, Smnathpur and Mysore. At first sight they don't look from best quality, afterwards they aren't that bad at all. They are quite cheap if you bargain a bit.

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Halebid Local Customs

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    As in almost every Temple in India, you have to leave your shoes outside. OK, you enter barefoot, please think about it, the ground can be very hot under the sunshine. It can be helpful putting on some pair of old socks

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Halebid What to Pack

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    by cadzand Written Feb 21, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Put two or three pairs of old socks into your luggage. As in almost every Temple in India, you have to leave your shoes outside. Its is OK if you enter barefoot ! Please think about it, the ground can be very hot under the sunshine or sometimes dirty . It can be helpful putting on some old socks. No need to tell you this doesn't help by rainfall. I saw some people with kind of protection socks out of an operating room....

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Halebid Off The Beaten Path

  • Briquettery

    Next to is a briquettery, where the red-brown bricks still are handmade by men and women and afterwards dried in the sun or in the brick-oven.

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  • Cane sugar production

    Up and away to Mysore. Driving through sugar cane and corn fields, coconut trees and betel nut trees, millet fieldsTime to visit a hand-crafted cane sugar fabrication, or should I say handmade sugar ? The sugar canes are This sugar is afterwards still treated in the refinery.

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