Hotel Southern Star

Bm Highway, Hassan, Karnataka, 573201, India | 3 star hotel
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Hassan and the Hoysala Temples

A travel blog entry by elainehayes


We then set off on an 8 day tour by car heading south.

First stop was a 57ft statue of Gommateshvara on a hill at Sravanabelagola. Every twelve years, thousands of devotees congregate to perform Mahamastakabhisheka, a ceremony where the statue is covered in milk, curds, ghee, saffron and gold coins, next to happen in 2018. …

More Temples

A travel blog entry by npacadia


... and me) frequently sat on the steps to rest. It was a quite steep climb, but surprisingly for me, easy on the feet. The effect of millions of footsteps climbing up to the deity over hundreds of years has resulted in a glass-like smooth granite tread surface.

While there many people visiting the area, it didn’t feel crowded to me. Crowded would be visiting during the once in every 12 year Mastakabhiskea ceremony, where millions of Jain followers come to ...

DAY 4: Hassan District, Temple Run!

A travel blog entry by altunmaral


... stop was a Jain temple on the top of a stone hill, Śravaṇa Beḷgoḷa. This place is particularly known for 57 feet long Gommateshvara, the largest monolithic (carved from a single piece of stone) statue in the world and one of the Times' seven wonders of India.

Climbing up the stairs take you at least around 8-10 minuted and before ...

Belur Temple

A travel blog entry by pilgrimtraveler


... the elephants, lions and horses on the first three rows. In general layout it is like Halebeedu but the whole complex as I said is more completed

There are three large side temples, a large gate complex, marriage pavilion and many other structures. One of these is something our guide pointed out and that was the gravity pillar. The pillar just sits on the base and is not attached by mortar and metal ...

11th Century Halebbeedu Temple

A travel blog entry by pilgrimtraveler


... dug out of the ground but once in the air it hardents and looked much like granite to me. This was a real high point for me as I have often seen this art in books and to actually see such beautiful depictions of it in person was thrilling and wonderful. I am so glad that we had the chance to take this 2 day weekend trip to Mysore. Some in the group had thought of doing a one day which would have skipped this and Belur temple and I am so glad ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Bm Highway, Hassan, is near Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas) and Bisile Ghat.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Southern Star Hassan

    Reviewed by elainehayes

    Perfect for a night stop

    Reviewed Jan 23, 2013
    by (38 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    We had an excellent stay here and would definitely recommend. Was able to prepay online and was good value, on arrival staff were friendly and helpful, room was spotless and pleasant, the meal in the restaurant very good, and was only spoilt by England losing the 4th ODI, but it was good watching it in the bar with everyone else!

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Southern Star Hassan

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good