Halebid in Karnataka is famous for its exquisite and glorious architecture of the Hoysalas. Once the capital of the Hoysala Empire, Halebid has carefully treasured the remnants of the bygone era. From intricate artwork to the unique architecture, Halebid attracts tourists from all over.
Also called Dwarasamudra in the earlier days, Halebid was their gateway to the sea. Earlier it is believed Halebid was close to a river or sea that helped the Hoysalas in their trade affairs as well. The capital of Hoysala Empire, Halebid has the finest Hoysala Temples.
Attractions of Halebid. Amongst the different tourist places, one is the Hoysaleswara Temple. This is a 12th century temple built by the Hoysalas. Besides this there are two temples Hoysaleswara and Kedareshwara temples.
During your tour to Halebid plan a trip to this temple which was built in 1121A.D. One of the interesting features of this temple is that it is decorated with numerous sculptures. The temple doorways are adorned with decorations and sculptures that relate the story of Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagvad Gita.
Halebid is an important historical city of Karnataka. A tour to Halebid will surely be an enriching experience for the tourists. A tour to Halebid will reveal more about Dravidian architecture and help you understand the history of the Hoysala period. There are some interesting places close to Halebid as well. On your to Halebid you can visit Belur and Hassan which are the near by tourist places. These places also has some valuable remnants of the Hoysala period.