South India is an enchanting tourist destination of India which is well known for its rich cultural heritage. There are several destinations in incredible South India which are purely visited for their cultural heritage. Hassan is one such destination which deserves special mention. It is a wondrous architectural site where you will find amazing architectural marvels. This city is ideally located on the banks of the river Yagach.
Hassan is a beautiful city located in the Hassan district of Karnataka. It is dotted with several ancient monuments. Some of the monuments are in ruins but they still hold their old world charm. They truly reflect the height of human imagination and creativity. The city got its name from goddess Hasanamba who is the presiding deity of the city. This destination offers a great travel experience to tourists who come here from all over the world. This city is also the gateway to three other famous cities of Karnataka. The three famous cities are Halebid, Belur and Sravanabelagola.
Kannad, Hindi and English are the languages spoken here. The history of this ancient city goes back to the 11th century. This city flourished under the rule of the Hoysala rulers who built several enchanting architectural wonders. The city boasts of more than forty five ancient monuments.
Some of the most famous attractions of Hassan Tour are
This temple is known for its breathtaking sculptures and carvings. It was built in the 12th century to commemorate the Hoysala's victory over the Cholas at Talakad. The construction of this temple took around 103 years. A distance of 34 km from Hassan brings you face to face with this temple. All the walls of this temple are beautiful carved and sculpted.
The staggeringly beautiful carvings on the walls of this temple will surely leave you spell bound. It is an architectural marvel located in Halebid near Hassan. The scenes from the great Hindu epics come alive in stone at this temple.
Jain Pilgrimage Centre
It is an important pilgrimage site of Jains at Shravanabelagola. It is ideally sandwiched between Indragiri hill and Chandragiri hill. It houses a huge statute of Lord Gomateshwara which is one of the tallest monolithic statues in the world.
Museum of Hassan
The district museum of Hassan houses a rare collection of paintings, sculptures, inscriptions, weapons and coins.
Shopping in Hassan
This city is famous for coffee, rice, cardamom and coconut.
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