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Ideal duration: 1 day

Best time: Throughout the year (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Mangalore (Check Flights)


Hassan Tourism

Hassan is located 187kms from Bangalore lying in the Malnad and Maidan districts of Karnataka. The city derives its name from its presiding diety Goddess Hassanamba which in kanana language mean 'Smiling mother'.

Owing to it's ancient structures and monuments, this city is often called as the temple -architecture capital of Karnataka.

Hotels in Hassan

Top Hotels in Hassan

  • Palguni Residency

    INR 1,300 /night onwards

  • Mallige Residency

    INR 2,300 /night onwards

  • Hotel Southern Star Hassan

    INR 3,200 /night onwards

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Besides being a beautiful place, Hassan is rich with history and stories related to the bygone era. Many pieces of evidence of the past are present at Hassan in all their glory. One example of its ancient glory is the Shettyhalli Church which was built in the 18th century which is located on the banks of Hemavathi river. In Mosale, Nageshwara and Channakeshava reflect the Hoysala architecture of 12th century. Many such buildings are present in Hassan which reflect the beauty of Hassan's past.

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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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 Reviews

8 months ago by Santosh Gandhi

Hasanamba devstaan is the main attractions of Hassan district.

9 months ago by Devyani Chandra

- 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.

5 months ago by Gourish Sharad Joshi

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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9 months ago by Bhaskher Sujay

Good place to watch rameshwara tmple near kavery river and walkable distance subramanya temple.

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9 months ago by Manjunath Kanaka

Very nice and cool place watching in family and friends

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Holidify's Opinion

  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 o... (Read More)

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