I have been to major parts of South India, travelling all temples and ruins of History and tell you, this Architecture was unique and spellbinding. You are awestruck with the engineering, architect and the patience with which they have made this amazing amazing temple. Guide said me it took them 109 years to build the temple.
Halebidu: Halebidu (literally "old city") is located in Hassan District, Karnataka, India Just 16 KM away from Belur. Halebidu (which used to be called Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra) was the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. The city got the name "Halebidu" because it was ransacked two times during the invasion of Malik Kafur, later the capital was moved to Belur. However, you cant deny the fact that, it homes some of the best examples of Hoysala architecture.