In local dialect the name Halebidu or Halebidu literally means 'The Old City'. The origin of this name is often attributed to the moving of Hoysala capital from this city to the Belur.
During the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century Halebidu was known as Dorasamudra.

Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebidu is located on the banks of a large tank connected to the Yagachi River. This  is the prime attraction in Halebid.

Other important sites include Adinatha Basadi, Parsvanatha Basadi, and the Kedareshwara Temple.

The major town for Halebidu is Hassan (road distance about 55km). Belur to Halebid is about 30min drive . You can also take a direct road to Halebid from Hassan via Salagame ( about 40km) . Halebid is also a well connected with other nearby attractions like Belavadi (12km From Halebidu)  and Javagal (12km From Halebidu)

Hoysaleswara temple Halebidu
Hoysaleswara temple Halebidu
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Jog Falls

Lakshmidevi Temple at Doddagadavalli
Lakshmidevi Temple at Doddagadavalli

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Distance to

Varadamoola
Varadamoola

Chennakeshava and Someshwara temple at Mosale.
Chennakeshava and Someshwara temple at Mosale.

Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebidu

Hoysala Maps
Hoysala Maps

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Hoysala Temples

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Hoysala

Like in the history of many ancient kingdoms, to origin of the Hoysalas too are often narrated with a blend of myth and speculations.

Tipu Sultan's Palace
Tipu Sultan's Palace

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