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Travel Blogs from Hassan
... should never drink a water from a bottle without a securely wrapped mouth. The same applies to glass bottles with metal lids.
Suncream is an essential, particularly when you are visiting open temples.
Slippers, hat, sun scream, and carry a light jacket in the car as you may get cold like me to go from sweaty to air condition straight away.
... temple is on a star shaped platform and is covered in beautiful carvings. I actually thought the ones at Halebeedu were a little more striking but that is probably because I saw Halebeedu first.
This is also a temple carved fully around the temple. There are some fairly small areas of new stone where there was damage but it is in good shape. It has the now familiar bands of carvings around the lower ...
... a statue of the sacred bull Nandi, looking at the statue or the lingam of Shiva."
Source Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandapa
I have many more pictures than shown here but hope this gives a small example of the beautiful temple that this is. When the Delhi empire invaded the kingdom here in the 14th century many of the smaller carvings in bands around the temple were vandalized so you will see this damage in some of the ...
... protecting the temples and a big lake.
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.
... br> evening.(A/C rooms are little better in condition). We freshened up and
started to Kudremukh, our first destination..
We had decided to make Chikmagalur as Base and visit Kudremukh one day,
Kemmangundi one day and Chikmagalur on final day.. As chikmagalur has
best climate to stay...Meaning of Chikmagalur in kannada is ...