Halebidu and Belur though taken in the same breath are actually 17 kms apart. You cannot however come to either one of the temples and not see the other. The Chennakeshava temple in Belur is not very spectacularly different from the Hoysaleshwara temple in Halebidu. Considering the fact that the two temples were built in the same century (or there abouts) it’s no surprise, they resemble almost the same. In fact, you will find at least four or five duplicate sculptures between Halebidu and Belur temples.
Must-Do: Engage a guide to take you through the interpretations of the epics depicted in stone.
Must-Don’t: Engage in vandalism or speed-up the destruction of such great works of art.
My Rating: 9/10