In the 12th century, Halebidu (also called Halebid) succeeded Belur as the capital of the Hoysala Empire. And the kings, who were great admirers of temple-architecture, continued their building activities here. They built several Hindu and Jain temples. Of all the Hindu temples, Hoysaleshwara temple has the most impressive carvings. It was commissioned by Vishnuvardhana around 1121 AD but the work never got accomplished. Halebidu continued to be the capital of Hoysalas until some time in the 14th century when Malik Kafur’s forced defeated them and plundered the city. Belur, the previous capital of Hoysalas, is just about 22 km from here. It has a magnificent temple called ‘Chennakeshava Temple’.
Note: At the end of the post there is a video of Halebidu.
Kedareshwara Temple of Halebidu
Shantinatha Basdi (Temple)
Parshvanatha Basadi (Temple)
Adinatha Basadi (Temple)
Here is a 3-min video on Halebidu’s monuments: