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Hassan: the poor man’s Ooty!!!

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As per the history the name Hassan was derived from Simhasanapura, later it became Hassan. There is a temple in the heart of the city of Goddess Hasanamba, the temple will be opened for public once in a year. Hassan is popularly called as “poor man’s Ooty”. Hassan will be your base for visiting the famous temples of Belur and Halebid. Hassan is a picturesque town in the heart of Malnad with a pleasant climate. Hassan is adequately organized in terms of hotels, shops and transport. It is also well connected by road and rail to Bangalore, Mangalore and Mysore.

Places Around Hassan

Shravanabelagola | Belur | Halebid | Koramangala | Mosale | Gorur | Manzarabad Fort | Bisle Ghat

Shravanabelagola:
Bhagavan Bahubali in Shravanabelagola Wedged between two stark rocky hills, this legendary pilgrim center and shrine of the Jains since early times is 149 kms from Bangalore, 52 kms from Hassan and 80 kms from Mysore. The monolithic statute of Lord Gomateshwara, a Jain saint and an object of worship for centuries, standing atop one of the hills (Indragiri hill), is 17 mtrs high and it is said to be one of the tallest and most graceful monolithic statues in the world.

Chamundaraya, a general and minister of the Ganga, King Rachamatta, created the symmetry in stone around 983 A.D. The Mahamastakabhisheka festival, an elaborate ritual, held here once every 12 years, the last one in 1993, attracts devotees from all over the world.

Priests climb up to pour pots of coconut water, turmeric paste and vermilion powder over the statue’s head. Just opposite is the smaller Chandragiri hill, where some Jain temples and tomb of Chandragupta Maurya, famous patron of Jainism can be seen. Click here for More Information about Shravanabelagola.
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Belur:
222 kms from Bangalore, 39 kms from Hassan and 149 kms from Mysore is Belur famous for its exquisite temples. Belur is known as the Dakshina Varanasi or Southern Banaras. The serenity of Belur is attributed to the celebrated temple of Channakeshava, built by the Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana in 1117 A.D. to commemorate his conversion from Jainism to Vaishnavism.

The main structure of the temple, which is star-shaped, is a homogeneous architectural unit on a raised platform. Everything is carved in black stone, looking like metal. Facing the temple, at the entrance, stands the winged figure of Garuda, Lord Vishnu’s carrier. The 650 charging elephants on the frieze around the walls outside are all different from each other. The exotic bracket figures (Madanikas) on the walls of this temple are serene, playful and amorous, enhancing the overall effect of this pinnacle of architectural excellence.

Inside, even in the darkness, you can see the hand-lathed-turned shining pillars, each unique in its own splendor. On the smooth circular platform in front of the shrine, you can see the beautiful Shantala Devi, queen of King Vishnuvardhana. The spotlight is now on to the four famous bracket figures on the ornate ceiling. All these figures have been inspired by Shantala Devi’s voluptuous beauty. Sculpted limbs undulate in lyrical lines. One sculpted beauty communicates with a pet parrot whose tail is peacock like, another wrings water from her long hair and you can see the drops collected on hair-ends, the delicacy and attention to the finest details here are incredible.
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Halebid:
Halebid is about 15 kms away from Belur. This place was known as Dwara Samudra, the wealthy capital of the Hoysalas. Halebid has several strikingly beautiful Hoysala Temples and Jain shrines. The Hoysaleshwara temple, standing on platform like a casket, is a sculptural extravaganza, richly endowed with most finely detailed scrollwork in stone.

Outside the temple is a Nandi (Bull), the mount of Shiva, and a hillock where the palaces stood, connected to the temple by a passage. Inside its dark depths, the queen Shantala Devi beckons from an alcove. The figure of mortals and immortals are larger here as compared to Belur and are beautifully chiseled, in shining black stone. The walls of the temple are covered with variety of gods and goddesses, animals, birds and dancing girls.

There is a museum outside in the sprawling lawn with 12-13th century sculpture and the gold coins in use at the time.

Another famous temple is the Keddareshwara temple, where the sculptor’s virtuosity seems to have surpassed even the goldsmith’s skill in its sheer intricacy.

One kilometer from Halebid is Basti hill, where there are Jain Bastis with gleaming black stone pillars. Click here for information about Halebeedu (Halebid)
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Koramangala:
Koramangala is 10 kms from Hassan. There is a Shiva temple, which dates back to 1173 A. D. The temple is built in Hoysala style. This temple is worth watching.

Mosale:
Mosale is situated about 12 kms from Hassan in Hassan-Mysore road. You can have the “darshan” of the Lord Nageshwara and Channakeshava. The twin temple is a place to visit.
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Gorur:
Gorur is situated about 20 kms from Hassan in Hassan-Arkalgud road. The temple of Yoganarasimha Swamy situated on the banks of river Hemavathi is in Hoysala style. Trikuteshwara, Vasudeva and Kailaseshwara temples are situated here. The dam constructed across the river Hemavathi is a picnic spot.

Manzarabad Fort:
This is situated about 7 kms from Sakaleshpur. The fort is at a height of 3240 fts from sea level. Tipu Sultan constructed this fort in 1792 A.D.

Bisle Ghat:
Bisle Ghat is situated about 65 kms from Sakaleshpur on Sakaleshpur-Subramanya road. This place is full of panoramic sceneries and a favorite place for trekkers.
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Accommodation at Hassan: 

Hotel Hassan Ashok | Southern Star | Gee Dee Comforts | Hotel Suvarna Regency | Sri Krishna | Apoorva | Cauvery Comforts | D. R. Kari Gowda Residency | Amblee Palika | Rolex | Vaishnavi | Abhiruchi | Harsha Mahal | Sanman | Govt. Circuit House Inspection Bungalow | Youth Hostel | Resorts

Hotel Hassan Ashok:
B.M.Road.  Hassan
Ph: 08172 268731-36 (6 lines)
Fax: 267154 & 268324

Tariff:
Total number of rooms: 46
Single: Rs.1200 and 1600 for AC
Double: Rs.1500 and 2300 for AC
Suite: Rs.3000
Conference Hall Capacity: 50 Max

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Southern Star:
B.M.Road, Hassan
Ph: 08172 251816 & 251817
Fax: 268916

Tariff:
Rooms: 49
Single: Rs.850 and 1050 for AC
Double: Rs.1050 and 1250 for AC
Conference Hall Capacity: 125 Max
Conference Hall Charges: Rs.2500

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Gee Dee Comforts:
B.M.Road, Hassan
Ph: 08172 269525, 269526, 269528 and 261047


Tariff:
Rooms: 37
Single: Rs.400 and 600 for AC
Double: Rs. 500 and 750 for AC
Family: Rs.950
Suite: Rs.1000
You can book the rooms through telephone.
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Hotel Suvarna Regency:
B.M.Road, Hassan
Ph: 08172 266774, 264279 & 264006
Fax: 63822

Tariff:
Rooms: 68
Single: Rs.275
Double: Rs.400 and 550 for AC
Family: Rs.550-800
Suite: Rs.650
Conference Hall Charges: Rs.1500-2500-3500
You can book the rooms through telephone or fax.
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Hotel Sri Krishna:
B.M.Road, Hassan
Ph: 08172 263240, 263241, 263242 & 263243
Fax: 260915

Tariff:
Rooms: 44
Single: Rs.250
Double: Rs.375 & 600 for AC
Conference Hall Capacity: 75 Max
Conference Hall Charges: Rs.1500
You can book the rooms through telephone or fax.
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Hotel Apoorva: 
Park Road, Hassan
Ph: 08172 267153, 269710 and 269711

Tariff:
Rooms: 33
Single: Rs.209
Double: Rs.280
Family: Rs.330
Conference Hall Capacity: 100 Max
Conference Hall Charges: Rs.2500
You can book the rooms through telephone.
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Cauvery Comforts:
B.M.Road. Hassan
Ph: 08172 263117 & 260921

Tariff:
Rooms: 35
Single: Rs.175
Double: Rs.220
Family: Rs.400
Suite: Rs.400
You can book the rooms through telephone.
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Hotel D. R. Kari Gowda Residency:
B.M.Road, Hassan
Ph: 08172 264506 & 263222
Fax: 268222

Tariff:
Rooms: 30
Single: Rs.175
Double: Rs.225
Family: Rs.325
You can book the rooms through telephone or fax.
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Hotel Amblee Palika:
Race Course Road, Hassan
Ph: 08172 267145, 267146 & 267147

Tariff:
Rooms: 32
Single: Rs.148-200
Double: Rs.198-330
Conference Hall Capacity: 50 Max
Conference Hall Charges: Rs.400-800
You can book the rooms through telephone.
Booking and Info by E-mail
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Hotel Rolex:
Harsha Mahal Road, Near LIC Building. Hasan

Ph: 08172 251900

Tariff:
Rooms: 16
Single: Rs.125-150
Double: Rs. 225-250
You can book the rooms through telephone.
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Vaishnavi Lodging:
Harsha Mahal Road, Hassan
Ph: 08172 267143, 263885, 263886 & 263887

Tariff:
Rooms: 44
Single: Rs.110
Double: Rs.160
Family: Rs.200
You can book the rooms through telephone.
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Hotel Abhiruchi:
B.M.Road, Hassan
Ph: 08172 268885 & 267852

Tariff:
Single: Rs.80-145
Double: Rs.140-190
You can book the rooms through telephone.
Booking and Info by E-mail
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Hotel Harsha Mahal:
Harsha Mahal Road, Hassan
Ph: 08172 268533

Tariff:
Rooms: 43
Single: Rs.80
Double: Rs.120
You can book the rooms through telephone.
Booking and Info by E-mail
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Hotel Sanman:
Municipal Office Road, Hassan
Ph: 08172 268024

Tariff:
Rooms: 34
Single: Rs.80
Double: Rs.120
Family: Rs.175
You can book the rooms through telephone.
Booking and Info by E-mail
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Circuit House Inspection Bungalow: 
B.M.Road, Hassan
Ph: 08172 268220

Tariff:

Rooms: 16
Double: Rs.40-60
You can book the rooms through telephone.
Booking and Info by E-mail
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Youth Hostel:
Near Sports District Stadium.
Ph: 08172 266168 

Tariff:
Dormitories: 8
Rs.40 per head. You can book the rooms through telephone.
Booking and Info by E-mail
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Resorts

Hoysala Village Resorts:
Belur Road, Hassan
Ph: 08172 256065, 256792, 256793 & 256764
Fax: 56794

Tariff:
Rooms: 33
Single: Rs.1400
Double: Rs.1800
Suite: Rs.2400
You can book the rooms through telephone or fax.
Booking and Info by E-mail
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Note: The tariff is subject to changes without notice

Apart from the above-mentioned hotels there are some more hotels in Shravanabelagola, Belur, Halebid and Sakleshpur. We will shortly update the info very very soon.

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