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Introduction

Located in the South Indian state of Karnataka at around 187 km from the state capital Bangalore. Being the nearest railhead to Belur, Halebid, and Shravanbelagola, Hassan is an ideal base to explore these historical sites.The region of Hassan had been under the control the Hoysalas from 11th to 13th century AD. It was during this period that the great temples of Belur and Halebid were constructed. Hassan was also greatly influenced by Jainism. It became a well-known center of Jain literature. This busy little town has a pleasant climate throughout the year. The summers are warm with the temperature soaring up to 35°C. The average annual rainfall in the district is around 700 mm. You can visit the place any time of the year but it is advisable to avoid the rainy seasons.

Area 26.6 sq km
Altitude __ metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-21.0 C-36.0 C Winter-12.0 C-32.0C
Language English, Kannada
STD Code 08172
Rainfall 700 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit Round the year.

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How to get there

  1. Air :- Hassan does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Bangalore, from where one can take flights to major destinations in India like Delhi, Calcutta, and Mumbai. One can also take connecting flights to destinations abroad from Bangalore.
  2. Rail:-Hassan is connected to Bangalore, Mysore, and Mangalore by regular trains. The railway station is around 2 km east of town..
  3. Road:-170 kms from Bangalore.

Places to Visit

Belur Halebid

Excursion

Chikmagloor Shravanbelagola

Shopping

Stone idols,sculptures and terra cotta items available here make good mementos.

Accommodation

Southern Star Hassan Hotel Hassan Ashok The Rappa Hoysala Village Resort
Hotel Amblee Palika Hotel Suvarna Arcade