Halebidu (Halebeedu) – The Capital of Hoysala Dynasty, Hassan, Karnataka
Halebidu is one of the oldest regions located in Hassan district in Karnataka, India and it is a historical and ancient town in Karnataka. Halebid was the capital of Hoysala Dynasty, they ruled the region during 12th and 13th century and constructed numerous monuments and temples, it is one of the best examples of Hoysala architecture, and the Delhi Sultan between the year 1311 and 1327 shattered this region.
Halebidu is located at the distance of 30 kms from Hassan city and Belur is located 15 Kms away from Halebid and it is 211 kms away from Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka state. Chikmagalur, Hassan, Tiptur, Channarayapattana, Arsikere, Mudigere, Sakleshpur and Belur surround Halebid. Pin code of Halebid is 518395 and coordinates are 13.2157° N, 75.9914° E.
Tourism in Halebid:
Halebidu is ancient and historical town in Hassan district, Karnataka. Halebidu has numerous beautiful Jain and Hindus Temples and attracts thousands of tourists throughout the year, these sculptural are carved on delicate soft stones, Halebidu is located close to Belur, and Halebidu and Belur are called as the twin town and famed as the temple towns of Karnataka state. Apart from temples, tourist can also enjoy the picnic spot in Yagachi Dam, with family and friends and archaeological society of India has museum, which has a wide collections of sculptures, artifacts, and various other historical evidences.
Places to Visit near Halebid:
Jain Temples: these temples are one of the renowned temples in Halebid and attract numerous tourists. These temples are famous for their decorated pillars, and are highly polished, next to the temples there are various mathas on Chandragiri Hill.
Hoysaleswara Temple: this is one of the major and most attracted temples in Halebid, Hassan and temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and well known for its intricately carved statues and carvings.
Channakeshava Temple: this temple was constructed during the Hoysala era devoted to Lord Vishnu, tourists can come across the finest carvings on the pillars, and these pillars are constructed by using soft soapstone and visited by the tourists around the world.
Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary: this is one of the major attractions among the nature lovers and this sanctuary covers an area around 102 sq Kms, located on the Western Ghats. The dense woods, shola grasslands, landscapes, and home for distinct wild animals bind this forest.
Shravanabelagola Temple: this is one of the renowned temples for the Jain followers and it is located in Shravanabelagola, this temple is situated in the middle of two mountains and renowned for 18 meters high monolithic statue of Lord Gomateshwara.
Other interesting places to Visit near Halebid:
- Kedareshwara Temple
- Archaeological Museum
- Yagachi Dam
- Shantaleswara Temple
- Basdi Halli
Best Time to Visit Halebid:
Halebid is historical city in Hassan district in Karnataka, tourist’s visit this region throughout the year, and best time to visit Halebid is between the months of October to March, as climate will be pleasant during this season.
How to Reach Halebid?
By Air: Mangalore Airport is located at the distance of 185 Kms from Halebid and connects to various cities and towns in India, taxis are available from airport to Halebid town, and Bangalore International Airport is located at the distance of 235 Kms from Halebid.
By Train: Hassan Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Halebid, located at the distance of 32 Kms and connects to distinct cities and towns in India.
By Road: Halebid is located on the National Highway 234 and it connects to various towns and cities in Karnataka and government of Karnataka ply public and tourist buses to Halebid frequently from the corners of the state.
Hotels in or around Halebid:
Halebid is renowned for the historical monuments and temples and it is a small village but provides good accommodation facilities. Hotels in Halebid are classified into Budget, Deluxe and Luxury, Budget hotels cost from Rs. 300 to 1,000 and Deluxe Hotels cost from Rs 1,200 to 2,000 and luxury hotels cost from Rs 2,000 and above and provides all the facilities. Some of the prominent hotels in Halebid are listed below:
- KSTDC Mayura Shantala
- The Green Pastures
- Sumukha Residency
- Vishnu Krupa Lodge
- Vishnu Regency
- Shanthi Bhavan
- Sumuk Hotel
- Gayathri Bhavan
- The Green Pastures
- Hoysala Village Resort
- Suvarna Regency
- Stay Simple Riverdale
- Southern Star Hotel
- Sri Krishna Hotel
- Mayura Velapuri Hotel
- Mallige Residency
- Ashrita Hotel
- Gopis Farm