One of the most famous historic places of India, Halebidu in the Hassan district of Karnataka is known worldwide. It is located on the Mangalore–Bangalore National highway 73 and is 212 Kms from Bangalore and just 32 Kms from Hassan, the district headquarters.
Halebidu travel guide is full of references to the spiritual gateways. In the 12th century, it was the imperial capital of the Empire of Hoysala. It is also home to the beautiful articles of Hoysala science and architecture in the heavily embellished Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples. It is considered that Queen Shantala Devi, Queen of Vishnuvardhana Hoysala was a symbol of beauty and fashion and a renowned Bharatnatyam dancer and musician.