Gorur is located around 22 km from Hassan and the place has a dam that is built across Hemavathy River. This bridge forms a reservoir which is named Hemavathi Reservoir and makes a great place for picnic. The place also has the temples of Paravasudeva and Yoganarasimha.
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Gorur dam is located at a distance of about 25 Kms from Hassan. Since we were driving from Bangalore we went directly to the dam. The road from Hassan to Gorur is really bad. When we visited there was no water flowing since the water level in Hemavathi river across which the dam is constructed was very low. On the way back just across the dam is Gorur Narasimha Swami temple on the banks of river Hemavathi. This is a small temple which is very old but lot devotees visit this place. The scenery around the temple on the river bank is a photographers dream.
Gorur Dam is one of the big dam. It's a very beautiful dam only when in rainy season and when the water is let out. Rest of the season it's just dry. waste of time visiting here.It's too crowded in rainy season.
The dam is 1 kilometer from the road. But walking that distance is very pleasant because the water is flowing in front of you. As you go nearer, the splash is felt. On the way I bought gauvas. I also saw a big black crab crossing the road in front on me.
Hassan is a very good place for holidays. Transportation is good, several malls nearby hotel...Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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