Karigowda Residency Hotel
Travel Blogs from Hassan
... at a gate of the inner sanctum. A holy man came to the front and touched them one by one. Then, a small procession came out wafting incense. The drum and horn continued loudly ricocheting off the temple's rock interior . Blessings for everyone. We did not understand anything that was being said. And since we are not Hindu, we felt we were being too intrusive. We slinked away out the back door.
... the night with all our crazy stories.Next morning, we visited the coffee plantation and trekked a small part of the hill to go river rafting. But as the river was shallow, they cancelled it and took us on Bamboo rafting. Not so impressive as the weather was so hot and we were moving very slow. After that, we took the long ride back to Bengaluru and I directly went to the ...
Waking up to find a bed bug in our bed was lovely on this morning. Luckily we had no bites and we were heading on from Mysore anyway. We went down to the hotels restaurant for an Indian breakfast of dosa (a large thin pancake with a couple of different dipping curries). At this point I was looking forward to a plain cereal or bacon and eggs for breakfast. Our first stop of the day was a steep walk up a large rock to ...
On Sunday, we woke up quite late (as usual) and were debating whether we should go via Chikamagalur or take up the direct route via Sakleshpur and Hassan. We decided upon Chikamagalur and Sayon and Srishti joined us on a Pulsar. We left around 2 p.m. and reached Chikamagalur by 7 p.m.. The roads were brilliant, especially the ...
... to the Gomateshvara statue. We were told that at this festival, devotees bring and sprinkle the statue with milk, sugar cane juice, saffron paste, and powders of turmeric, saffron, and other spices. The next ceremony will take place in 2018.
By the way, check out this short video I took of how one gets to the top of the mountain if you have mobility issues; use the password "india" (without quotes). http://vimeo.com/81910976
The next two temples we ...
Other places to stay in Hassan
B M Road, Hassan | 3 star hotelfrom $45
Arali Marada Koppalu, Hassan | Hotelfrom $22
No 121, Opposite DC Office, Hassan | Hotelfrom $88
B.M. Road, Post Box No. 97, Hassan | Hotelfrom $15
Hemavathi Farm, Hassan | Hotelfrom $28