The picturesque town of Hassan is located
in the heart of Malnad. Having a very pleasant climate throughout
the year, Hassan 194 kms from Bangalore is the entry point for Belur,
Halebid and Sravanabelagola. Sravanabelagola is a famous Jain pilgrimage
with a 17 m high monolith of lord Bahubali standing tall. Belur
was once the capital of the Hoysala kings.
Chennakeshava temple took 103 years to complete and is filled with
intricate carvings and sculptures. No space is left blank in this
finest example of Hoysala architecture. In Belur Veeranarayana temple
is also worth visiting. Halebid, like Belur is also a mute testimony
to the rich cultural heritage of Karnataka.
34 kms from Hassan, 149 kms from Mysore and 222 kms from Bangalore
is Belur, which is famous for its exquisite temple. Belur is also
known as 'Dakshina Varanasi' or 'Southern Banaras'.
17 kms from Belur. This place is known as 'Dwara Samudra', the wealthy
capital of Hoysalas.
This legendary pilgrimage and shrine of the Jains since early times
is 52 kms from Hassan, 80 kms from Mysore and 150 kms from Bangalore.
The 'Mahamastakabhisheka', held once in 12 years, is one of the
main attractions of the place, which attracts a large number of
How to get there ?
- Air - Bangalore is the nearest airport.
- Rail - The nearest rail junction is at Hassan.
- Road - Mysore is 115kms and Bangalore is 185 kms from Hassan
General Information & Accomdation info on Hassan city of Karnataka