A forgotten capital of a forgotten kingdom. Its name today means ruined city, but at the height of the Hoysala rule in the 12th century, Halebidu enjoyed an important status and was called ‘Dwarsamudra’. Halebidu is home to some of the most iconic structures of Hoysala architecture, yet remains relatively unknown in modern-day India. Figures, as with the nearby city of Mysore and the rock-cut temples, Halebidu now lies silent. The Hoysala empire lies forgotten.