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Hassan

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Hassan Tourism

Known as the temple-architecture capital of Karnataka, Hassan is located 187 km from Bangalore lying in the Malnad and Maidan districts of Karnataka. The district headquarters of Hassan district in Karnataka, it derives its name from the presiding deity Goddess Hassanamba which in Kanada language mean 'Smiling mother'.

The town of ancient structures and monuments, 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

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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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One Day Itinerary

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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What's Great?

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's Not So Great?

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.

For Whom?

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.

How 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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Santosh Gandhi 1 year ago
Hasanamba devstaan is the main attractions of Hassan district.
Devyani Chandra 1 year 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 10 months 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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