An open-air archaeological museum, Halebid is among the most popular museums in South India. Round the year, thousands of tourists visit this museum. The museum exhibits several antiques. Also, it houses a unique replica of Krishnadevaraya, the eminent ruler of the Vijayanagara dynasty. As it has four well-maintained galleries, the first gallery displays ancient sculptures of Kartikeya, Shakti, Ganesha, Goddess Durga, Bhairava, Virabhadra, and Mahishasura-mardani. Its central hall bears a resemblance to a temple where one can see sculptures of Shivalinga and Nandi with a Dwaram Tapa. The second gallery of the museum exhibits items like arms, metal objects like brass plates and copper plate grants. In the third gallery, there are copper and gold coins belonging to the Vijayanagara dynasty. The fourth museum displays treasures from the pre-historic and protohistoric period. The sculptures of mother and child and Brahma-Saraswati are some of the major displays in this gallery. The museum displays Sati stones, medieval hero stones, shards of porcelain and stucco figurines. Even the museum features a kiosk that provides all the information to its visitors. The finest articles from Halebid Museum were even displayed in many international exhibitions held in France, Japan and other countries.
Halebeedu, Karnataka 573121
Monsoon : Maximum: 28°C, Minimum: 23°C
Summer : Maximum: 38°C, Minimum: 24°C
Winter : Maximum: 32°C, Minimum: 21°C
Recommended Season to Visit : November to April
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