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Hassan

A visual treat for the lover of history, monuments and temples, Hassan gets its name from the Hindu Goddess Hassanamba. 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. Hoysala Empire ruled this city for a long time and their influence can be seen in the art and inscriptions on the different monuments. Home to various temples and monuments, Hassan is extremely popular among tourists, pilgrims, and history lovers.

Let’s sneak a peek at some of the touristic destinations of Hassan.

Hoysaleshwara Temple in Halebeed exudes a great example of temple architecture and is among the must visit places in Hassan. The walls of the Hoysalaeswara Temple are covered with variety of gods and goddesses, animals, birds and dancing girls. The temple faces a large tank which was built in the middle of the 11th century and received water through channels from an ancient anecut (dam) built over the Yagachi River.

Hassan is an old city but rich in varied forms of sculpture. The place is all crowded with the variety of temples. Each temple has its own story to tell. Historians have a great deal of interest in this place as mostly all the attractions here are like eight to nine centuries back. Apart from the splendorous tourist spots inside Hassan, there are much more around it too. There are many dams across the city. The weather conditions are mostly calming and relaxing.

One of the most beautiful places in the state of Karnataka is the region that surrounds the Mavinakere Sri Lakshmi Venkataramanaswamy temple in the Hassan district. Situated atop a small hill, the temple overlooks the surrounding countryside and lush greenery so that the visitors to the temple also get a breathtaking view from the top of the hill. This place will release all your tensions and worries and will take you away from all your worries.

If a luxurious escape is what you are looking for, then the Hoysala Village Resort is your best option. Located in the Malanad region of Karnataka, this resort offers a rejuvenating getaway from the hectic city life. The resort draws its name from the Hoysala Dynasty that flourished in the Malanad Region. The architecture of this ancient civilization forms a major part of the sightseeing options in the villages. Hoysala Village Resort offers a fine blend of luxury and heritage and it’s a good option for a quiet and relaxing holiday.

The weather in Hassan is pleasant throughout the year. The summers are warm while winters are cool. April is the hottest month with the mean daily maximum temperature at around 35°C and a mean daily minimum of 20°C. One can visit the place any time of the year but it is advisable to avoid the rainy seasons.


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