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Accommodations close to the temples are limited and hardly the stuff of kings. You'll find a number of government-run hotels in both Belur and Halebid; these have restaurants of questionable quality and extremely basic rooms. In Halebid, the tourism department's Hotel Mayura Shanthala (Temple Rd.; tel. 08177/27-3224; doubles Rs 260) is within striking distance of a number of temples, but you get what you pay for (very little). Equally so at Belur's Hotel Mayura Velapuri (tel. 08177/222-209; doubles Rs 432), located just outside the temple entrance. Better to opt for Hotel Southern Star Hassan (tel. 08172/22-51816 or -51817; www.ushalexushotels.com; doubles from Rs 3,000), which offers pleasant service (including sightseeing advice) and safe dining. It's certainly not luxury level, but guest rooms are comfortable and clean. Views from odd-numbered rooms are of a less built-up part of the town.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.