Places to visit in Halebid

Basadi HalliThe Jain temples here are famous for the highly polished pillars that resemble mirrors.

BelurBelur is at a distance of only 16kms from Halebid, and two are usually visited together.

Hoysaleswara TempleDedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple exhibits some fine engraved sculptures and carvings. The temple is star shaped with a Nandi bull and the chariot of Shiva connected to it.

Kedareswara TempleThis temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, depicted in the form of a Shivlinga of Krishnashila, a black stone.

Shantaleswara TempleA major attraction in the area, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shantaleswara, with an idol made of soft soapstone i.e. potstone. A shivalinga is also present in the sanctum.

Yagachi DamAbout half an hour away from Belur, is the Yagachi Dam. Visit the dam not so much for the structure itself but the water sports that it hosts. One can enjoy Jet Ski, Speed Boat, Bumper Ride, Cruise Boat, Banana Boat Ride and Kayaking here, filling the town of temples and ruins with a dash of enjoyment and adventure.

What to Eat in Halebid : Local Food and CuisineSouth-Indian and North Indian platters are the most common is this area and the food is generally vegetarian. Though, not as widespread, one may come across Continental and Mughlai and Tandoori cuisines here too. Though you can find the typical items of the state’s cuisine here, some specialties of the town are Kesuvina Gantu, Kaayi kadabu, Halasinakai Chutney.


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