Hassan Tourism
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Hassan Tourism

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Hassan Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 3031 m
  • District: Hassan
  • Language: Kannada
  • Weather: Summer 20 to 29°C, Winter 17 to 29°C

History of Hassan

Hassan is a city located in the Indian state of Karnataka which also houses the Indian Space Research Organisation's master control facility. Spread over an area of 6,814 square km, the origin of the city goes back to the 11th century. Channa Krishnappa Naik is credited with founding the city. Hassan derives its name from Goddess Hasanamba, who is the main deity of the region. A temple is dedicated to the goddess by the name of Hasanamba Temple. The city was founded during the Hoysala Dynasty, which ruled the region from the 11th to the 14th century. During the peak in their reign, the Hoysalas ruled most of Southern India. Most of the kings in the early part of the Hoysala rule were of Jain faith, but historical findings suggest that they later shifted their faith to Shiva.

Things To Do in Hassan

Belur, which is an important tourist place in Hassan, was one of the first capitals of the Hoysala Kingdom. Belur in Hassan houses the Chennakesava Temple Complex, which consists of the Chennakesava Temple and the Kappe Chennigaraya Temple which attracts a lot of pilgrims every year. Another important pilgrim centre in Hassan is Shravanabelagola. It is an important pilgrimage centre for Jains. The ceremony of Mahamastakabhisheka takes place here every 12 years which sees a conglomeration of a large number of devotees. Tourists can also try various attractive packages options to tour the city of Hassan.

People and Culture of Hassan

Hassan has a moderate climate like much of Southern India, which makes it suitable for the growing of crops like coffee, black pepper, sugarcane, paddy and potato. It is also one of the few regions of India which enjoys a literacy rate of more than 75%. Hassan has moderate weather throughout the year, however best time to visit Hassan is between the months September and April. Monsoons are usually accompanied with heavy rains.

Travelling to Hassan

Hassan does not have an airport, although it has an extensive network of broad gauge railway. Most of its railway network is used for transporting goods, while only a small part is used for running express trains and passenger train services. The closest airport to reach Hassan lies in the cities of Mysore and Bangalore, approximately 115 km and 117 km away respectively. However, the city seems to make up for the lack of an airport or adequate railway connections by a well-connected road transport system. There are private bus operators as well as the Karnataka State Bus Transport Service operating buses between Hassan and most of the major cities of the region.

Accommodation options in Hassan

Hotels in Hassan range from budget hotels and homestays to backwater resorts. Most of these hotels also offer transfers for sightseeing and pick-up from railway and bus stations.

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Jayesh pethe

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  • Jayesh pethe
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  172 readers

"It's good"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 1, 2016
Good stop for lodging before visiting halebeedu and belur. Good Clean city with Good climate. Good experience with hotel Mayura International. You can stay here happily. Rooms are well arranged neat and clean. Good facilities of WI FI and entertainment.
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Satya narayana

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  • Satya narayana
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  420 readers

"Best for all"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 26, 2016
Hassan has a very decent weather. City is close to lot of tourist spots, best for a nice stay, we get all kinds of food, now its development has made easy for shopping, we go from Bangalore, make stay enjoy shopping, have nice food & relax also, travelling time from Bangalore is only two hours by car!
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Harish

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  • Harish
  • Lives in Kundapur
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  608 readers

"Hassan clean city"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 12, 2015
Hassan is best city and nice places also there, and we can enjoy if we stay there. It's a clean city & available with all the facility. Place also is cool and decent areas, I stayed many time for some business purpose, can say one of best city and visitable places.
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Karthik Iyengar

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  • Karthik Iyengar
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"Awesome place to enjoy with family"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 14, 2015
I have never seen such a place in my life, such a beautiful place. It is a cool city and there are many things to see in Hassan. It is a city which is to be enjoyed with family. Great place and enjoyment is for sure. Don't forget to visit. Go again and again to Hassan with family.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 232 Reviews
  •  505 helpful votes
  •  569175 readers

"Beautiful place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 12, 2015
Hassan is home abode of the Former Prime Minister of India H D Devegowda. Hemavathy reservoir, Shiradi ghat, Sakleshpur, Belur, Halebid and Shravanabelagola are must-visit attractions. Bangalore and Hassan are connected these days by a 4-lane highway and it ideally takes 3 and half hours to traverse the distance between the garden city and cultural city.
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Uday G

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  • Uday G
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2600 readers

"Beautiful statues and pilgrim places"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 26, 2014
Recently, I had been to Hassan district to visit some of the places there. Due to time constraint, I could visit only Shravanabelagola. I had travelled by train. There are lot of pilgrim places to visit in Hassan district. The statue of Gommateshvara was awesome.
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Sudeep Das

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  • Sudeep Das
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  8097 readers

"Great place to visit"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted May 4, 2014
Hasan itself may not be the best of place to visit, but there are a large number of nearby tourist destinations. Shravanabelagola, Belur halebid, Sakleshpur etc. If you are a nature lover, this is the place to be. I went with family and had a great time!
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  • 5 votes

Karle Hassan

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  • Karle Hassan
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2793 readers

"Nature at its serene best"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 16, 2014
Stayed here 2 for days. It was really excellent. Lots of activities to choose from. The trekking trails into the mountains was very good indeed. Lots of water related activities to choose from, as well, as a stream flows right across the resort. The site manager was very good. He made sure that we felt at home. The ambiance was very nice. The food served was very good and accommodation were decent. Highly ideal for team building activities as there are plenty of activities to choose from.
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  • 3 votes

Saranya Devanathan

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  • Saranya Devanathan
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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 281 Reviews
  •  2815 helpful votes
  •  300038 readers

"Beautiful and Refreshing!"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Sep 29, 2013
A visit to Gorur dam was the most satisfying experience of Hassan. All the floodgates were open. The water was gushing to a height of 30 feet in all sorts of colors, blue, yellow, brown and sparking white. The spalsh was very refreshing. Plenty of children were taking bath in the splash. It was felt even 1 km at the entrance of the dam.
I did not feel like coming back from the dam. Such a rare sight of a dam which i could get in my first trip itself.
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Dinesh Thekkele

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  • Dinesh Thekkele
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  3328 readers

"Hassan Trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 16, 2013
Good climatic condition and having some sight seeing sports in and around Hassan- shopping is not advisable because having only selected out lets

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: All kind of foods are available

Activities & things to do: Just to spend time with out any rush

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: On vehicle is good to move
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