Travel Blogs from Hassan
... we had looked at this stone carved temple we sprinted back to the car, only to find our driver wasn't there and the car was locked. We found a shaded spot by the car (which was still hot) and hopped around like idiots waiting for our driver to return. He eventually returned, and with the skin on our feet only just intact we drove to our final destination of Chikmaglur. ---> thankfully it was cooler here, it even ...
... the Western Ghats. I love the way a road climbs up around a mountain like a creeper around a tree. What can I say? I guess curves turn me on. Anyway, we reached Chikamagalur without incident and headed directly to SK Residency. Sayon had stayed there before and the hotel proved to be decent enough. The owner gave us a ...
... 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 ...
... br> Among other things to keep in mind; finding a mediocre hotel in India is harder then finding a high quality or a cheap quality hotel. Once you chance to pay a little more for luxury you end up in a place where you just let the concierge know your weekly programme and they manage everything for you from booking cars, even train and plane reservations.
... 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 ...
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