Attractions of Halebid
Halebid was initially known as Dwarasamudra, which
was the ancient capital of the Hoysala Empire during the 12th and 13th
centuries, and is strategically situated at an isolated place and can be visited on South India holiday. This city was
ruined because of the invasion by the armies of the Delhi Sultanate’s invasion
in 1311 and 1327. The Hoysaleshwara Temple was constructed by Ketamala and was
accredited to Vishnuvardhana. It preserves within it Hoysaleshwara and
Shantaleshwara, which are both named after the builder of these temples named
Vishnuvardhana Hoysala and his queen wife Shantala.
Halebid is an ideal place to visit and comprises of
a lot of tourists attractions, such as Hoysaleshwara and Shatleshwara temples,
Basadi Halli, Belur and Kedareshwara Temple. Halebid is an excellent place to
visit, especially because it represents the nation’s rich cultural glory of the
past. Many tourists visit Halebid to see these magnificent temples, and
students from art colleges also visit frequently in order to study the temple
details and even stay at this place for several days. You can also include a trip to Chikamaglur, which is merely 38 km from Halebid.
The Temples of Halebid are masterpieces in terms of
the carvings done on their exteriors. These carvings exhibit the stories of
Puranas, Upanishads, and other religious and mythological sources finely
executed. It also displays the stories from the Mahabharata and Ramayana. Every
detail holds a story within, and it takes almost 2 hours to explore the
interiors and exteriors of the temples. One can also see carvings of sensuous
dancers and fighting elephants on the walls of these temples that were inspired
by the queen Shantala. These temples are preserved with great care by the
Archeological Society of India. The best time to book halebid trip packages from Bangalore is in the months of October to February.
to Reach Halebid
The historical place of Halebid, Belur is accessible
by air, rail and road. Halebid can be reached best by road from Mysore,
Bangalore and Mangalore. Halebid is a popular place to holiday in Karnataka and it takes almost 2.5 hrs to reach Halebid from Mysore.
The closest airports and railway stations are at Mysore, Bangalore and
Mangalore. There is frequent and easy availability of taxis at the airports.
There is also one more railway station at Hassan, which is 28 km from Belur. From
Hassan you can hire a taxi to get to the temples.