Road to Nuggehalli from Channarayapattna
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Soapstone sculptures
Soapstone sculptures

The beauty of the Hoysala templs , particularly its intricate carvings owes a lot to one material - Soapstone. Unlike granite, sandstone and marble used in the construction of most of India's ancient monuments, soapstone is softer with some peculiar properties that set it apar from the former materials. To give you an idea , the softer version of the soapstone can be carved even with your finger nail.

Bucheswara temple at Koravangala
Bucheswara temple at Koravangala

Distance to
Distance to

Hoysala Maps
Hoysala Maps

Popular Hoysala Temples
Popular Hoysala Temples

Doddagaddavalli
Doddagaddavalli

Chennakeshava Temple at Haranahalli
Chennakeshava Temple at Haranahalli

Lakkundi
Lakkundi

Karnataka
Karnataka

Thanks to its many hundreds of years of history & heritage the state's tourist map includes old capitals, forts, palaces, monuments and more. Also Karnataka is home to many wildlife sanctuaries, waterfalls and mountains.

Halebidu
Halebidu

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