The mere mention of Hassan resonates with the names of Belur-Halebeed and Sravanabelagola. The temples at Belur & Halebeed are the mute testimony to the highest peak of Sculpting skills, that man has ever achieved.
Shravanabelagola is situated about 150 km northwest of Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. The town has been a prominent centre for Jain art, architecture, religion and culture for over two millennia. About two thousand years ago, Bhagawan Bhadrabahu, the earliest among the great Jain Acharyas came to Shravanabelagola from Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, with his disciples.Read more
Hoysala king Vinayaditya had made Belur as the capital during his regime. This place was known as Velapuri for about five decades from 1045 to 1098 A.D. Later, Vishnuvardhana, the grandson of Vinayaditya, who ascended the throne, shifted the capital to Halebid. After defeating the Cholas in the Talakad war in 1117, Vishnuvardhana got an idol of Vijaya Narayana consecrated to commemorate the victory.Read more
A place which had attained the peak of glory and fame as the capital of Hoysalas, Halebid was earlier known as Dwarasamudra because the Yadavas of Dwaraka had come and settled here, according to Puranic sources. Later, Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala dynasty made this place as his capital.Read more
Hassan is a district with several splendid tourist destinations. Sakaleshpur, which is one of the most prominent taluk headquarters of Hassan district, is rich with many picnic spots and popular tourist places adorned with picturesque natural sceneries and structures of exquisite art and architecture.Read more
A dam has been constructed across Hemavati River, an important tributary of the Kaveri. The dam is located at Gorur, near Hassan in Karnataka. Built in 1979, the reservoir has been providing water for drinking and irrigation purposes for the people of Hassan district.
Rudrapatna is known for its rich musical heritage. According to renowned Carnatic Vocalist Sri R.K. Padmanaabha, Rudrapatna is a hub of Veda, Nada and Taranga. Rudramantapa has contributed several distinguished musicians in Carnatic style. Residents of this village originally migrated from Sengottai in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.Read more
Kattepura Hanging Bridge (The second largest hanging bridge in Karnataka), Konanur, Arakalgud Taluk, Hassan.The Hanging Bridge at Konanur is at about five km from Ramanathapur in Hassan district. It has been set up across Kaveri River to facilitate easy movement of people from Konanur to Kattepura village. Apart from this, many temples of historical importance are in the village.Read more
There is a sprawling 40-hectare reserved forest area at Bisle in Hettur hobli of Sakleshpur taluk of Hassan district. Identified as a very distinguished forest region in Asia, this forest spreads across Hassan, Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada districts. In this vast forest region, there are several hillocks called Pushpagiri, Kumara Betta, Yennikallu, Patla, Dodda Betta and Kannadi Kallu.Read more
The main tower at Sri Hasanamba has been newly constructed in Dravidian style. There are three major temples on the premises of this temple dedicated to Darbar Ganapati, Hasanamba and Siddeshwara. Another prominent attraction here is the shrine dedicated to Kallappa.Read more