Temple-architectural capital of Karnataka

Hassan is a picturesque town in the heart of malnad with a pleasant climate. It is about 180 KM from Bangalore - the capital city of Karnataka. The Hoysalas brought world wide acclaim to the district through their unique style of Temple Architecture. It is surrounded by 6 districts namely Chikmagalur, Mangalore, Kodagu, Mysore, Mandya & Tumkur. The town is home to the Master Control Facility of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It was founded in the 11th century, by Channa Krishnappa Naik, a Palegar (chieften). The place is called Hassan after the Goddess "Haasanamba", the goddess and presiding deity of the town.[citation needed] It can be called the temple-architectural capital of Karnataka.

Hassan is a picturesque town in the heart of malnad with a pleasant climate. It is about 180 KM from Bangalore - the capital city of Karnataka. The Hoysalas brought world wide acclaim to the district through their unique style of Temple Architecture. It is surrounded by 6 districts namely Chikmagalur, Mangalore, Kodagu, Mysore, Mandya & Tumkur. The town is home to the Master Control Facility of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It was founded in the 11th century, by Channa Krishnappa Naik, a Palegar (chieften). The place is called Hassan after the Goddess "Haasanamba", the goddess and presiding deity of the town.[citation needed] It can be called the temple-architectural capital of Karnataka.

Attractions in Hassan, around and from Hassan

  • Belur Belur, situated on the banks of river Yagachi, 38 km from Hassan, is a world famous tourist destination. Belur was the erstwhile capital of the Hoysalas and referred to as Velapur, Velur and Belahur a

  • Halebid Halebid temple is another great example of temple architecture the twin temples of Hoysaleshwara, Kedareshwara built by Vishnuvardhana and Ballala-II at Halabid.

  • Shravanabelagola The statue of Gomateshwara or Bahubali, at Shravanabelagola is one of the most important Jain pilgrimage destinations.