Places To Visit In Hassan

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Here are the top 22 tourist attractions to see in Hassan:

1. Hoysala Temples at Mosale

3.4 /5

34 km
from city center
1 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Nageshwara and Channakeshava, the twin temples built at edge of the Mosale village depicts the Hoysala style of architecture. These structures are famous for it's intricately designed architecture and scriptures.

2. Shettihalli Church

3.1 /5

18 km
from city center
2 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Shettyhalli submerged church as it is called was built on the banks of the River Hemavathi in the 18th century. The church is submerged in water for most parts of the year and is a site to watch.

3. Bhagwan Bahubali Statue

224 km
from city center
3 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Built in 983 AD, Bhagwan Bahubali Statue or Gommateshwara is a 17 metre tall free standing monoliths statue of the Jain deity, Bahubali. It is located on Vindhyagiri Hills. The location is also a perfect place to get a panoramic view of the surroundings. The statue was awarded the title of one of the seven wonders of India in 2005.

4. Gorur Dam

3.4 /5

21 km
from city center
4 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Gorur dam forms the Hemavathi reservoir built in the 1900s across the Hemavathi river. The dam is named after a famous Kanada literature personality called Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar.

5. Kedareshwara Temple

224 km
from city center
5 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Kadareswara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built by Veer Ballala II, a Hoysala King and Ketaladevi, his Queen around 1220 A. D. The stunning structure has traditional Hoysala style architecture in soapstone and has enchantingly intricate carvings, relief work and sculptures depicting the legends of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.

6. Lakshmi Narasimha Temple

3 km
from city center
6 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple is a stunning 13th-century shrine temple built by Bommanna Dandanayaka who served as a commander in the Hoysala Dynasty. The bas-relief and sculpture work on the temple increase its architectural beauty and are a treat to the tourists. The temple is a built with soapstone and is another good example of the rich culture of the dynasty.

7. Shri Ranganatha temple

3.1 /5

24 km
from city center
7 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Shri Ranganatha temple is built on the Mavinakerre hill along the way from Hassan. It consists of a Hanuman statue and as a contemporary architecture. The drive is pleasing surrounded by beautiful scenery.

8. Ishvara Temple, Arasikere

39 km
from city center
8 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Ishvara Temple, Arasikere is an 11th century Lord Shiva Temple built by the Hoysala Kings. It is famous for its rich cultural heritage and stunning architecture. The single shrine temple, its complex craftsmanship and the intricacies of the carvings are not found in other Hoysala structures, thus making it a famous attraction in the region.

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9. Ramanathpura Temples

3.1 /5

44 km
from city center
9 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Ramanathpur Temple, a pilgrim spot is situated 50km from Hassan on the banks of the river Cauvery. There are many other temples in the vicinity within walking distance of each other. Owing to this, the place is called as Dakshina Kailasa meaning the 'Kashi of the South'.

10. Maharaja Park

0 km
from city center
10 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Maharaja Park is a peaceful park in the town equipped with a children's play area, spacious walkways lined by tall trees and lush green lawns. It is a popular picnic spot in the town and is often visited by locals and tourists as well.

11. Koravangala Temple

10 km
from city center
11 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Koravangala Temple, also called the Bucesvara Temple, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was built by Buchiraja to celebrate the coronation of Veer Ballala II of the Hoysala Dynasty in the 12th century. This temple also was built according to the Hoysala architecture and adorns stunning carvings on the soapstone structure.

12. Kabbaligere Hill

36 km
from city center
12 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Kabbaligere Hill is a scenic location near Kabbaligere Village. Many prefer going on long drives or for photography, nature walks or trekking on the hill. It a perfect tranquil escape for the locals.

13. Bisle Ghat

55 km
from city center
13 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Bisle Ghat or Bisle Forest Reserve is a famous sanctuary in the Western Ghats housing a wide variety of flora and fauna. Bisle Betta is a viewpoint to get a panoramic view of the surrounding mountain ranges. Bisle Ghat at the other end forest reserve acts as a natural corridor that links the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.

14. Lakshmi Devi Temple

14 km
from city center
14 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Lakshmi Devi Temple is an ancient 12th century temple dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. It was built by the Hoysala Dynasty and has the traditional Hoysala architecture in soapstone. The grand temple adorns beautiful sculpture, inscriptions and bas-relief work but has a unique feature, the Chatuskuta, wherein one can find four shrines and a tower.

15. Hasanamba Temple

1 km
from city center
15 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Hasanamba Temple is dedicated to Goddess Shakti whose idol is actually an anthill. The temple opens for devotees only for two weeks during Diwali. The devotees often offer raw rice and light a lamp when the temple is closed. Many have claimed that the rice never gets rotten and the lamp always burns until it is opened in the succeeding year.

16. Hemavathi Reservoir

23 km
from city center
16 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Hemvathy Reservoir is the formed by Hemvathy Dam constructed on River Hemvathy. With a catchment area of 2,800 square kilometres, the reservoir is an important source of drinking water and water for irrigation purposes for the region. The beautiful surroundings also make the location a preferred picnic spot.

17. Bhoga Narasimha Temple

13 km
from city center
17 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Bhoga Narsimha Temple is a simple yet impressive temple located on the foothills of Devarayanadurga which is a famous trekking destination in the town. The temple is dedicated to Lord Narasimha. Devotees offer food items to the deity and donate food to other devotees.

18. Jain Matt

45 km
from city center
18 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Jain Matt is an important Jain pilgrimage located on a hill and needs climbing about 700 steps. The monastery has 19th century stone and metal idols. The Monastery head, Charukeerti Bhattarakha Swamy meets devotees almost every day. Followers throng in large numbers to seek blessings from the monastery head every day.

19. Parvathamma Betta

25 km
from city center
19 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Parvathamma Betta is famous amidst trekker. The uneven and rough terrain of the attraction is deemed apt by many adventure seekers. The attraction also has an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort, Goddess Parvati. The top of the attraction is frequently visited to get a fabulous view of the surroundings.

20. Kappe Chennigaraya Temple

31 km
from city center
20 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Kappe Chennigaraya Temple is a majestic 12th century temple built by Queen Shantala Devi. It is a part of the Chanakeshava Temple complex and is located next to a pond. The stone architecture has splendid carvings and bas-relief work which adds to the aesthetic appeal of the temple complex.

21. Allalanatha Temple

13 km
from city center
21 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Allalanatha Temple is a dedicated to Lord Channajesava. The temple has an 18 foot tall idol of the presiding deity made of black stone. Several religious poojas and Abhishekas are also performed at the temple.

22. Hulikere Pond

23 km
from city center
22 out of 22
places to visit in Hassan

Hulikere Pond is a stunning work of architecture built by the Hoysala Kings. The pond is surrounded by lush greenery and has descending steps made of the stone to reach the water. The beautiful structure is lined by several shrines which are believed to represent the constellations.

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Can you suggest an 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.

How can I commute within Hassan?

If travelling from Bangalore, you can avail all public transport facilities. There are regular local buses that go to Hassan from there you can take a rickshaw. You can also hire a private vehicle or a cab for an entire day. If travelling from Mysore or Udupi, there are plenty of intra-city buses and rickshaws to take you to your desired destination.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Hassan?

The top sightseeing places in Hassan are Hoysala Temples at Mosale, Shettihalli Church, Bhagwan Bahubali Statue, Gorur Dam, Kedareswara Temple, Lakshmi Narsimha Temple.
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