Travel Blogs from Hassan, India

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Posh,Posh!, Hassan, India travel blog

Posh,Posh!

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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Day 23 ; This morning we left Mysore, 4 and a half hour bus northwest to Hassan, not a lot to report other than getting to Hassan after a hot and crowded bus ride!! Hassan is an industrial town by the looks of it, granite and stone factories everywhere ...

Giant penis, Hassan, India travel blog

Giant penis

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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... but unpredicted monsoon style rains made me give up on the idea of wandering around outside looking at a temple, so i returned to Hassan, meditating again (yay, still keeping it up, the meditating that is!) before bed. Departed the next day, deciding en ...

Man Do, Monkey Don't, Hassan, India travel blog

Man Do, Monkey Don't

A travel blog entry by babadon

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... along with the rulers (King and Queen?)  Sometimes it is confusing as I have little knowledge of the rich history of India and its many wars and invasions.  I was moved by two events: the sudden appearance of hundreds of young women dressed in ...

When and Elephant Breathes You Listen, Hassan, India travel blog

When and Elephant Breathes You Listen

A travel blog entry by babadon

... house in Sirigere of the same religious tradition that welcomed us to Bangalore, to their downtown temple, when I first arrived in India.  The house appears like some large front columned white house like in the southern U.S., in the heyday of the ...

A Glimpse at the Future of India, Hassan, India travel blog

A Glimpse at the Future of India

A travel blog entry by babadon

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Here you see the future of India.  These young women are from the rural villages around the town centre where the school is located (Hampi).  A more studious group you could not find.  All doing math and English in their homework books. ...

Mountain hill station - Ooty, Ooty, India travel blog

Mountain hill station - Ooty

A travel blog entry by amerikiwi

... our 20 minute chat, I learn one is writing for the Rough Guide travel series and both are doing NGO (non profit )work in India for months. Great conversation. I am in a riding group with 3 other guys, two from US and one from Dubai (well two from ...

Paan, Hassan, India travel blog

Paan

A travel blog entry by trainsnotplanes

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shravanabelagola **, shravanabelagola, India travel blog

shravanabelagola **

A travel blog entry by loelai

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Belur et Halebib, Hassan, India travel blog

Belur et Halebib

A travel blog entry by z00b

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Belur et Halebib sont deux temples situés au nord de la ville de Hassan, dans le Karnataka. Ces deux temples datent de la période Hoysala (~1120), une des plus riches de la culture Hindoue. Ok, j'avais dis que j'en avais ma claque des ...

Shravanabelagola Jain Temple, Shravanabelagola, India travel blog

Shravanabelagola Jain Temple

A travel blog entry by trainsnotplanes

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Collosal Wonder - 1,000 years old, Hassan, India travel blog

Collosal Wonder - 1,000 years old

A travel blog entry by babadon

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Today we visited a temple on the top of rock, located in a small rural town about 1 hour and a half from Hassan, SW India.  It was totally dedicated to an ancient one who reputedly had meditated so long in the forest that trees and plants had grown ...

Hassan Bus Stand, Hassan, India travel blog

Hassan Bus Stand

A travel blog entry by trainsnotplanes

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Double Temple for King and Queen, Hassan, India travel blog

Double Temple for King and Queen

A travel blog entry by babadon

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This was a fascinating temple, as signalled by the leader of our group who has been to India before.  She discovered that this is a rare example of a temple that incorporates the Queen's area as well  as the part dedicated to the King.  One ...

Missing Goa, Karnataka, India travel blog

Missing Goa

A travel blog entry by nickytom

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... night sleeper bus and headed for Mysore at 10pm. The sleeper bus ended up having the best bed we had had since we arrived in India.... however the journey was so bumpy neither of us got any sleep! We are now in Mysore and as much as its busy we ...

hassan, hassan, India travel blog

hassan

A travel blog entry by loelai

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An Elephant's Eye Height, Hassan, India travel blog

An Elephant's Eye Height

A travel blog entry by babadon

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... house in Sirigere of the same religious tradition that welcomed us to Bangalore, to their downtown temple, when I first arrived in India.  The house appears like some large front columned white house like in the southern U.S., in the heyday of the ...

Hospitality in Homes, Hassan, India travel blog

Hospitality in Homes

A travel blog entry by babadon

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 One night we went to visit some homes.  We split up in groups of 3 & 4 with a host and/or guide.  My group visited two homes: 1)an upstairs apartment of a young teacher and his wife who was expecting their first child.  And 2)the ...

Buried But Remembered, Hassan, India travel blog

Buried But Remembered

A travel blog entry by babadon

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... group at whose temple I first stayed in Bangalore.  They have a lot of followers in the rural area of Karnataka (a district of India - like a province - in the SW.  They have some 200 schools that they run.  They are private schools. ...

Jain Statue, Sravanabelagola, India travel blog

Jain Statue

A travel blog entry by benandcally

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A quick stop here to see the Gomateshvara Statue, there was a pilgramage going on at the time though so we didn't stay long. The Statue is an important site for followers of the Jain religion, the Statue is a naked man about eighteen metres high, as part ...

Belur, Belur, India travel blog

Belur

A travel blog entry by alexklarka

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... and simple making our way through 3 towns before getting to Hampi to chill out for a few days. However, we are in India and nothing is ever hat straight forward. First stop was Sravanabelagola (try pronouncing that one!) to see the largest Jain statue ...

Public buses..ahhhhh, Hassan, India travel blog

Public buses..ahhhhh

A travel blog entry by mattandnicole

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We traveled from Mysore to Shravanbelgola, then onto Hassan. And it was a rather long and slow trip by bus, but worth it. Our first stop was to go see a statue that would put "the david" to shame. It was a 17m high monolithic state of the naked Bhagwan ...

Hoysala Temples, Halebidu, India travel blog

Hoysala Temples

A travel blog entry by ed.herweynen

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In the morning we went off to visit Hoysala temples near Hassan. These temples are compact and are covered with carvings. Then it was off to ...

A date with a 17.5m tall naked man, Shravanabelagola and Belur/Halebid, India travel blog

A date with a 17.5m tall naked man

A travel blog entry by dynamite_dinah

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... I switched to another bus to Hassan. Arriving in Hassan, I was seriously hot, sweaty and exhausted with all the bus travel.  Hassan is a very chaotic, noisy town with nothing of interest for the traveller, so I didn't bother to get my bearings and ...

The tour goes on, Hassan, India travel blog

The tour goes on

A travel blog entry by ed.herweynen

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It is found that a part needs to be imported, so a couple of local buses are arranged to take us on while Dan the co-driver stays with the truck. When the issue is rectified he will catch us up.   The local buses are not as comfortable, but ...

Hassan and the Hoysala Temples, Hassan, India travel blog

Hassan and the Hoysala Temples

A travel blog entry by elainehayes

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... . The interiors of both these temples was also fabulous, each carved pillar being different, and with sculpted ceilings, but they were quite dark and hard to photograph. We spent the night in Hassan, then off to Mysore. ...

Hassan to Mysore, Hassan, India travel blog

Hassan to Mysore

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

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... Temple 7.  Inside Halebed Temple   8. sugar cane machine   9.  Detail @ Halebed Temple . . . . . . . . . . . Dec 6: Hassan.    We departed the hotel at about 9AM for our 45 minute drive to Halebed.  As we ...

12th century temples, Belur, India travel blog

12th century temples

A travel blog entry by rabina

The temple tour starts at 7:15 AM - so we were up at 6 AM. Krishna and Rathna made sure we were well stocked with food (just in case), and Hitendra (Rathna's driver) made sure we arrived on time and stayed to make sure we were sent on our way safely. ...

Shravanabelagola, Shravanabelagola, India travel blog

Shravanabelagola

A travel blog entry by hsdodril

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Another weekend getaway, Shravanabelagola, a Jain pilgrim center, which houses the tallest monolithic statue in the world towering 57 feet. Jainism - Known for prescribing non-violence against any living being as every living soul is considered ...

Belur, Belur, India travel blog

Belur

A travel blog entry by rmadhkj4

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... for the Hoysalas may have been from Chola country, a result of the expansion of the empire into Tamil-speaking regions of Southern India. The image of mohini on one of the pillars in the mantapa (closed hall) of the Chennakeshava temple is a fine example ...

Hassan, Hassan, India travel blog

Hassan

A travel blog entry by reisender

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