Travel Blogs from Hassan
... around the temple. We spent a while admiring all the stunning carvings and then went back to our car to begin another drive to Belur. We left our driver and our flip flops in the car and ran on the hot pathway to Hoisan temple. By this point the ground was far to hot to walk on. Matt ran across it to view different parts of the temple, but I stuck to the carpet laid path. Today had got to be one of the hottest so ...
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 ...
... Vindhyargiri Hill. The Jain deity, Gomateshvara, is 17.5 meters high and was carved from one piece of granite in AD 981. Jainism is an Indian religion that prescribes a path of non-violence towards all living things and according to Wikipedia is one of the oldest regions in the world. It was at one time a dominant religion in India kingdoms, but is now a considered a minority in the country.
Getting to the statue required us to climb 641 steps (so says Lonely ...
... most impressive part of the temple, of course if the giant statue. A Jain monk does the blessings for you and gives you dry fruits which you are allowed to eat once you are out the temple.
Our second stop was Chennakesava temple in Belur. Dedicated to god Vishnu, the temple has been built by Hoysala dynasty in 103 years. The temple has intensely (and ...
... 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 ...
Other places to stay in Hassan
Bm Highway, 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