Travel Blogs from Hassan
... 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 ...
... hit from the back so the car plate has dropped on the floor, I guess these are small causalities in India.
Both in Chennakesava and Hoysaleswara, I would recommend you get a local guide. For foreigners the cost for around 30-45 minute tour is ₹350, and it really worth it. As you arrive, the guides will come to ...
... base. It is held in place by gravity and being in perfect balance.
That is one thing to note we had guides at both complexes they were inexpensive something like $10 for the group of six of us. The guides were approved by the Indian Archeology department but if I understood correctly only made their money by guiding no salaries. They spoke good English and gave us details we would never had known ...
This was a wonderful site where we were able to walk around this 800+ year old temple to Shiva. It is wonderful momunment and active temple to the god. As with all sites we have vistied so far we had to leave our shoes at a check-in location before walking around or in the temple. It is a beautiful temple and the stone carvings over the whole face of the building are magnificient. They are done in soapstone which I gather is soft to carve ...
... Chennakeshava temple at Belur which was completed in 1116 by Hoysala Vishnuvardhana. The temple is 37 meters tall and is standing on a platform which has fabulous art work on its outer walls and bracket figures of dancing girls in various poses in perfect proportion.
Other places to stay in Hassan
Bm Highway, Hassan | 3 star hotelfrom $34
Arali Marada Koppalu, Hassan | Hotelfrom $22
B.M. Road, Post Box No. 97, Hassan | Hotelfrom $14
No 121, Opposite DC Office, Hassan | Hotelfrom $88
Hemavathi Farm, Hassan | Hotelfrom $28