Hassan Travel Guide

  • A view of the town
    A view of the town
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  • Gomateshwara , the First Jain Tirthankar
    Gomateshwara , the First Jain Tirthankar
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  • Hassan Ashok Hotel
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Hassan Things to Do

  • Water Sports at Sri Ramadevara Dam

    (a) Nice backwaters of the Sri Ramadevara Dam(b) Water sports, coracle rides, etc.(c) Pristine greenery around, paddy fields, coconut grooves, etc.(d) Relax(e) Picnic on the bank of the lake

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  • Sravanbelagola

    Sravanbelagola is 51 km southeast of Hassan and 160 km from Bangalore. This is the most important Jain pilgrimage center. The name of the place translated as naked ascetic (Sravana) and white pond (belgola), is known for the greatest monument of Jain art. The colossal statue of Gomateshwara (17 meter high) situated on the summit of Indragiri hill...

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  • Local market 2

    Rice of course, millet, eggplant, radish, cucumbers, salad, carrots, leak, and last but not least, sweets and sweets and sweets. This was a very busy one. There was a constantly come and go from men carrying heavy sacks from and to the market stalls

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  • In need of a blessing ?

    Shravanabelgola has been patronized ever since it was founded, and continues in importance today. Next to this beautiful Hoysala sculpture, attendant of god, a priest is waiting to give you a blessing in exchange of a small offering.

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  • Godesses statues

    Nice sculptures of "The Five Sarasvatis" goddesses (only two of them are on the picture) decorating the walls of the patio, are surrounding the Lord Gomateswara,

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  • You like more comfort ?

    For the non sportsmen or those who like comfort and spending money, porters can take you up in a kind of a sedan chair. Take care though, they maybe halt half-way to ask you more money and no elevator is available :-))

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  • Local market 3

    I love strolling on local markets, for the unposed contact with the locals and trying to find out more about their living and cooking habits.From here the road leads us to Belur and its Chennakeskava temple in Hoysala style

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  • The local market

    En route for Belur we picked a local market for the atmosphere, the colours and the “couleur locale”. Loads of vegetables as oignons, tomatoes, chilli peppers, beans, potatoes,

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  • Still waiting to see the Lord

    Isn't she beautiful ? What a pity though, she stands there and can't even see the Lord. Life can be hard, even to goddesses.

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Hassan Transportation

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    road map to Hassan

    by cadzand Updated Feb 21, 2005

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    By Road: Bangalore and Mysore are linked by road to Hassan, and regular buses ply from Hassan to Belur..
    By Train: The nearest railhead is Hassan, which is connected to other major junctions such as Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore.

    By Air: The nearest airports are Bangalore (222 km) and Mangalore (194 km).
    The best way to reach Belur and Halebid is to keep Hassan as your base, which offers a host of transport options (including taxis) to travel to the temple towns.

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Hassan Local Customs

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    Indian trucks nice but noisy

    by cadzand Updated Feb 19, 2005

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    What I didn’t know about Indian traffic is that all vehicles big or small blow their horn all the time, all day and all night long…. When driving behind a truck, you’ll always see at its back “blow your horn”. Every Indian trucker buckles down. During my whole trip I never got used to this…..

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Hassan What to Pack

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    by cadzand Written Feb 21, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Put two or three pairs of old socks into your luggage. As in almost every Temple in India, you have to leave your shoes outside. Its is OK if you enter barefoot ! Please think about it, the ground can be very hot under the sunshine or sometimes dirty . It can be helpful putting on some old socks. No need to tell you this doesn't help by rainfall. I saw some people with kind of protection socks out of an operating room....

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