Travel Blogs from Hassan
... drove to Hassan. Here we stopped to visit an ancient temple, but firstly we stopped at a nearby stall to get some bananas and biscuits for our lunch. The stall owner insisted on giving me a flower chain and put it in my hair. The temple was really interesting. The entire site was carved from dark stone, so you can imagine how hot the surfaces were under your feet in the midday heat! Luckily there was a path of carpet ...
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 ...
... quite different experiences and represent some of south India’s amazing artistic and architectural wonders. No climbing required here, but only patience to look at and learn the stories behind the intricately carved and sculpted soapstone friezes of the temples. They are from period of the Hoysala Empire, a prominent South Indian power that ruled between the 10th-14th centuries.
The Channakeshava Temple took over a century to build ...
... 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 ...
Belur temple was in the capital of the Hoysalas. They established this capitol here after the sacking of Halebeedu (Haledid) by the Delhi Sultans. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vijayanaryana, one of the 24 incarnations of Vishnu and was started in 1116 by king Vishnuvardhana. Much more of the full temple complex exists here with surrounding walls, side temples, and marriage pavilion than at Halebeedu. Again ...
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