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Hassan Tourist Attractions

Hassan Tourist Attractions

Belur

Location: Hassan, Karnataka

Famous for: Hoysala architecture

Ticket or opening hrs: 7:30AM to 5:30PM (the inner sanctum is closed from 10AM to 11AM, 1PM to 3PM & 5PM to 5.30 PM)

How To Reach: Frequent buses and trains ply between Bangalore and Mysore to Hassan which is just 40 km from Belur. You can even hire a taxi.

Belur, a small village situated on the banks of Yagachi River, is said to be first capital of Hoysala Empire and is 29 km from Hassan. Though Belur is home to many temples, the Chennakeshava temple is the prominent among them and is thronged by tourists from all over the country. It is the only Hoysala temple still in use and is believed to have taken almost a century for completion. The construction of the temple is believed to have started in 1116. The temple was built to commemorate the victory of Hoysalas over Cholas and its breathtaking view of the Narasimha pillar and the detailed carvings are worth exploring.

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Halebidu

Location: Hassan, Karnataka

Famous for: Hoysala architecture 

Ticket Or Opening Hrs: Halebidu temple is open from 10 AM to 5 PM except on Fridays.

How To Reach: Halebidu is well connected by road and rail to Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore through Hassan. Either you can take a taxi from Hassan or take a bus which ply regularly.

Halebidu is a small village which is 15 km from Belur and 32 km from Hassan. It was earlier known as ‘Dwara Samudra’ and was once the capital of the Hoysalas. Home to awe-inspiring shrines and temples, Halebidu is also a proud witness to the great Hoysala architecture. The Hoysaleswara temple in Halebidu is situated on a platform and boasts of sculptural extravaganza. The temple walls are covered with the images of gods, goddesses, animals, birds and dancing girls. You will also see the statue of Nandi (bull) outside the temple. Furthermore, in the lawn, a museum awaits the visitors with its displays of 12th and 13th century sculptures and gold coins. Another attraction is the Keddareshwara temple where beautiful and intricate carvings await you.

 

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Shravanabelagola

Location: Hassan, Karnataka

Famous For: 57 feet tall statue of Lord Bahubali

Ticket Or Opening Hrs: Anytime

How To Reach: Shravanabelagola is well connected to other parts of the state and country through Hassan and Bangalore. Frequent buses ply between Shravanabelagola and Hassan (48 km) and Bangalore (150 km)

Shravanabelagola, a prominent Jain pilgrimage center, is 47 kilometres away from Hassan. Shravanabelagola is famous for the Bahubali statue of Jain lord Gomateshwara which is the world’s tallest monolith statue. Located on the hills of Vindyagiri, this 57 feet tall statue of Gomateshwara is the specimen of architectural brilliance of Ganga dynasty of Talakad. The statue has many inscriptions on its outer surface, praising the king of the Ganga dynasty who ruled the land and his general, Chamundarya. Since 981, every twelve years, ‘Mahamastakabhisheka’ is celebrated here on a grand basis which is attended by devotees from all over the world. The bahubali statue is bathed with huge quantities of milk products, saffron paste, sandal, honey and ghee. The last ‘Mahamastakabhisheka’ was in February 2006 and the next would be in 2018. Visitors visiting Shravanabelagola have other several attractions in and around it such as Bhandari Basti, Chandragupta Basti and Chandragiri Hills. The 57 feet wonder, the monolithic statue of the Gomateshwara, is situated at the scenic land on the Vindyagiri.

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https://www.templeadvisor.com/temples-in-india/jain-temples/karnataka-bahubali-temple

Sakleshpur

Location: Hassan, Karnataka

Famous For: Trekking

Ticket Or Opening Hrs: Any time

How To Reach: There are frequent buses and trains plying between Hassan and Sakleshpur which just takes one hour. The distance between these two places is 50 kilometres.

Among the most beautiful and prominent hill stations in Karnataka, Sakleshpur tops the list. It is located in the Hassan district, towards Malnad and Balayuseeme border. Located about 949 meters above the sea level, it forms a favourite trekking point for tourists. The region also has a wide variety of unique plants and animal species, thanks to the heavy rainfall and subtropical climate which it receives. However, trekking is what Sakleshpur is famous for as trekkers have the option of trekking to Bisle Forest Reserve which is located in Sakleshpur Taluk. Those who thrive for a breakaway can visit Sakleshpur for amusements and adventures.

http://www.homestayinsakleshpur.com/about-sakleshpur-in-karnataka/

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Hassan has plenty to explore on its tourism map. Hope this article helps you familiarise with the various tourist attractions in Hassan district.