Travel Blogs from Hassan
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... north. That is why what we see today in this temple has been made in 87 years; but still has very impressive details with about 20,000 sculptures.
Both Chennakesava and Hoysaleswara temples made by Hoysala empire have many things in common. Both are in star shape and have six rows of carvings outside around the base of the temple: elephants, lions, horsemen, ...
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