Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Visit to Halebid to see another Architectural marvel

We left Belur by 3.30 p.m.for our next destination Halebid, which is just 16 kms away from there. The weather was cool, the landscape was beautiful and the roads were excellent. The small town was the earlier capital of Hoysalas, and then it was called as Dwarasamudra.

Hotel Athithi


Temple Garden




Hoysaleswara Temple
Shiva Parvathi
Another guide was there who took us around. He explained in detail about the history of Halebid Hoysaleswara temple and the amazing architecture of the temple. The images of Hindu Gods were carved beautifully in different moods and in different shapes on the walls. Even after 100 years of hard labour, the work was not complete.

With the wonderful memories of the architectural beauty of the temples, we boarded our tourist bus for our return. On the way, we stopped for dinner at Hotel Athithi. A nice and clean hotel. We reached back in Bangalore by 10.45 p.m, with the satisfaction of worth a trip.

2 comments:

Footloose said...

Hi Travelmuse!
The information and pictures about Belur, Halebid and Shravanabelgola
are very attractive.The history makes interesting reading. Hope it will attract many tourists to karnataka.
Muddyloafers.

travelmuse said...

Thank you footloose for your comment.