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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 ...
... 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, ...
... to happen in 2018. We had to climb the 614 steps without shoes but could wear socks and there was a great view from the top.
We then went to ...
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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