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Hassan

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194 kms from Bangalore is the District Headquarters of Hassan. This quiet and peaceful town is a convenient base to visit Sharavanabelagola, Belur and Halebid. Hassan offers a wide variety of accommodation. It is well connected by road and rail to Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore.
The picturesque town of Hassan is located in the heart of Malnad. Having a very pleasant climate throughout the year, Hassan 194 kms from Bangalore is the entry point for Belur, Halebid and Sravanabelagola. Sravanabelagola is a famous Jain pilgrimage with a 17 m high monolith of lord Bahubali standing tall. Belur was once the capital of the Hoysala kings.
The Chennakeshava temple took 103 years to complete and is filled with intricate carvings and sculptures. No space is left blank in this finest example of Hoysala architecture. In Belur Veeranarayana temple is also worth visiting. Halebid, like Belur is also a mute testimony to the rich cultural heritage of Karnataka.

History: 

Not much is known of the history of Hassan. It was under the control of great Hoysala Empire during 11th to 13th century AD. This was the period when the great temples of Belur and Halebid were constructed. The region of Hassan was also greatly influenced by Jainism and later it became a well-known center of Jain literature. The present-day Hassan is the headquarters of the district by the same name and a convenient base for the tourists visiting Belur and Halebid.

Accessibility: 

Air: Hassan does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Bangalore, from where one can take flights to major destinations in India like Delhi, Calcutta, and Mumbai. One can also take connecting flights to destinations abroad from Bangalore.

Rail: Hassan is connected to Bangalore, Mysore, and Mangalore by regular trains. The railway station is around 2 km east of town.

Road: Hassan is linked with Belur, Halebid, Shravanbelgola, Bangalore and Mysore by road. We would provide you all India tourist permit vehicles for the local transportations and also for the intercity drives too. Mysore is 115kms and Bangalore is 185 kms from Hassan by road.

Shopping: 

There''s plenty to shop for here. The most sought after articles on sale in the markets here are silk, sandalwood and ivory. The collection of items that you will come across while shopping in Hassan are generally decorative and you can''t help but appreciate the craftsmanship and labour that has gone into producing these items.

Accommodation: 

Although there are quite a few hotels in Hassan, but apart from a comfortable stay they provide all the necessary amenities to guests. Hotels of Hassan offer a variety of accommodation options at reasonable rate. Some of the good hotels to stay in Hassan include Hoysala Village Resort, Southern Star, Hassan Ashok, Hotel Dwarka, Satyaprakash Hotel, Prashanth Tourist Home and Hotel Madhu Nivas.

Since Hassan is a rather small town, it does not have any of those super luxury hotels but has plenty of other comfortable places to stay. Some of the hotels are Hotel Hasan Ashoke, Hotel Southern Star, Hoysala Village Resort and a few others.

Hassan Ashok, ITDC B.M. Road, Hassan.
Hotel Apoorva, Park Road, Hassan.
Hotel Amblee Palika, Race Course Road, Hassan.
Hotel Sanman, Municipal Office Road, Hassan.
Vaisanavi Lodge, Church Road, Hassan.
Hotel Harsha Mahal, Church Road, Hassan.
Hotel Mahaveer, B.M Road, Hassan.

District: 
Hassan District
STD Code: 
08394
Best time to visit: 
October to March
Famous For: 
Entry point to Belur, Halebid and Sravanabelagola