Halebidu was the 12th century capital of the Hoysalas. The Hoysaleswara temple was built during this time by Ketamala and attributed to Vishnuvardhana, the Hoysala ruler. It enshrines Hoysaleswara and Shantaleswara, named after the temple builder Vishnuvardhana, and his wife, Queen Shantala.
Then it was sacked by the armies of Malik Kafur in the early 14th century, after which it fell into a state of disrepair and neglect.
Currently Halebidu is facing serious problems of decaying infrastructure, including a lack of basic amenities like toilets and drinking water. The temples are said to be in a dilapidated state.
Distance : From Bangalore 250kms, Mysore 130Kms Nearest Town : Sullia Nearest Railway Station : Subramanya Nearest Airport : Mangalore.
- Sub Urban Bus Stand:150Km
- Railway Station :148km
- Airport :159km