Belur, Halebeedu & Somanathapura are probably the most famous hoysala temples in Karnataka. Fame brings bus loads of tourists and doesn’t not really give one the time and mind space required to appreciate the beauty and grandeur of these symphonies in stone. While these represent the best of what the Hoysala kings built, this is not all that has survived the ravages of time.
Over the last few months, I have been visiting various smaller but equally beautiful hoysala temples. Some these can easily be covered as part of the Belur & Halebeedu circuit while some of these can be done as stand alone road trips from Bangalore. One post with all the information might just be too much to digest and hence I plan to break this into multiple posts to do justice to these beautiful marvels of human spirit.