A Complete Guide to Hoysaḷa Temples
In Southern Karnataka, 4 Small Villages Are World-Famous For Tourism: Belur, Halebid, Somanathapur And Shravan Belgola. The First Three Of Them Show Hoysala Temples, Richly Carved Hindu Temples Dating From The 12Th And 13Th Centuries. This Tourist Book Is The First That Aims To Present The Complete Group Of Hoysala Temples To A Large Audience. Not Only The Three Famous Temples Are Discussed And Illustrated, But Also More Than 10 Others That Are Extremely Worth Visiting For Tourists And That Were, Until Now, Only Known To Archaeologists.
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