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"Home to Temple Architecture in Karnataka"

Hassan Tourism

Known as the temple-architecture capital of Karnataka, Hassan is located 187 km from Bangalore. Hassan derives its name from the presiding deity Goddess Hassanamba which in Kanada language mean 'Smiling mother'. Hassan saw its development as a major seat of Hoysala Empire that ruled major parts of South India. An example of the ancient glory of Hassan is the Shettyhalli Church which was built in the 18th century. In Mosale, Nageshwara and Channakeshava reflect the Hoysala architecture of the 12th century. 

Hassan is mainly popular for its Jain Temples and the Hassanamba Temple. But apart from this, the city has a very well connected transport system. Hence making this the point to many other tourist hubs in Karnataka. Hassan is close to Belur and Halebid, Coorg and is just 100 km away from here too. 

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Restaurants and Local Food in Hassan

The local cuisine here is dominated by South Indian delicacies which mainly include coconut or rice. Foods like idli, Vada, Dosa, sambhar are a specialty and even in the most modest hotels you'll find some good tasting food.
Filter coffee is famous here.
Also, fresh fruits- if you have a knack of picking out well, these fruits can be quite refreshing.
One can also have tender coconut which is available in plenty.
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Suggested Itinerary for Hassan

Day 1: Reach Hassan and check-in to your hotel. Go to Shettyhalli Church. It's an old church which was constructed in the 18th century. Then head towards Gorur dam. It is a giant dam which reflects the power of modern technology.

Day 2: Spend this day visiting the beautiful temples of Hassan. First, head towards Shri Ranganatha temple. Then go to Mosale village. Two temples, by the name of Nageshwara and Channakeshava, are built there.

Day 3: Go to a famous pilgrimage centre called Ramanathpur Temple. Shop at local market and bid farewell to Hassan.

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Hassan, Karnataka
Frontal of Nageshwara Temple, Mosale, Hassan
Garden Place at Hoysaleshwara Temple
Hemavathi Reservoir Near Sakleshpur, Hassan

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FAQs on Hassan

What is famous about Hassan?

One of the cleanest cities in India. Rich in culture and heritage of India. Easy to reach. An abode to beautiful temples. A green city with lots of beautiful views. Accommodations are easy to find.

What is not so good about Hassan?

No airport is available in the city. Can be hard to find the kind of food that suits your taste buds. Not an all-weather city.

Who should visit Hassan?

If you are interested in exploring the nooks and corners of South India, then Hassan is your city. Relatively unknown, Hassan is a gorgeous gem amidst the forests and greenery of Karnataka. If you are inclined towards religion and spirituality, then Hassan’s temples can give you the much-needed peace.

What is the best time to visit Hassan?

Hassan is a different sight to behold in each season. The best time to visit Hassan is winters. The temperature gets exponentially high during the summer season. Monsoon is also considered a good time to visit Hassan. Heavy showers bring the much-needed coolness in the atmosphere. However, it is also affected by the problem of humidity. Winters bring coldness in the ambience of Hassan, and it becomes pleasurable to enjoy the outdoors.
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What is the local food in Hassan?

The local cuisine here is dominated by South Indian delicacies which mainly include coconut or rice. Foods like idli, Vada, Dosa, sambhar are a specialty and even in the most modest hotels you'll find some good tasting food.
Filter coffee is famous here.
Also, fresh fruits- if you have a knack of picking out well, these fruits can be quite refreshing.
One can also have tender coconut which is available in plenty.
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What is the best way to reach Hassan?

Hassan doesn't have air connectivity, as it doesn't have an airport. Bengaluru International Airport and Mysore Airport are the closest airports to Hassan. Hassan Junction station is connected to other cities and makes the journey easy. Hassan has well-maintained roads and can be used for travelling. Taxis and buses are available to Hassan at reasonable rates.
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What are the things to do in Hassan?

The top things to do in Hassan are Hoysala Temples at Mosale, Shettihalli Church, Bhagwan Bahubali Statue, Gorur Dam, Kedareswara Temple, Lakshmi Narsimha Temple. You can see all the places to visit in Hassan here

What are the places near Hassan?

The top places near to Hassan are Coorg which is 75 km from Hassan, Halebid which is located 26 km from Hassan, Sakleshpur which is located 34 km from Hassan, Chikmagalur which is located 49 km from Hassan, Wayanad which is located 144 km from Hassan

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Santosh Gandhi 2 years ago
Hasanamba devstaan is the main attractions of Hassan district.
Devyani Chandra 2 years ago
- In case you're planning to stay in Hassan, book hotels in advance during the holiday season.
- Prefer using bottled water for drinking purposes.
- Since there is no meter for vehicles here, take help of a local to negotiate prices for rickshaws as well as cabs or private vehicles hired for an entire day.
Gourish Sharad Joshi 2 years ago
Very beautiful and scenic place. Easy to climb. Suitable for group picnics. Near places to visit is adibail Ranganatha swamy temple and shettihalli church.
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