Renowned for its temple architecture, Hassan has located about 185 km from Bangalore City and 130 km from Mysore. Hassan gets its name from the Hindu goddess Hassanamba which in the local language means 'smiling mother'.
It was founded by the chieftain Channa Krishnappa Naik in the 11th century CE. Hoysala Empire ruled Hassan city for a long time and their influence can be seen in the art and inscriptions on the different monuments. The Hoysala architecture of the 12th century is reflected in the Nageshwara and Channakeshava Temples of Mosale.
Belur, Halebidu, Shravanabelagola, and Gorur Dam are some of the popular tourist destinations close to Hassan.
Explore & Experience in Hassan, Karnataka–
- Nageshwara and Channakeshava Temples (Mosale)
- Shettyhalli Church
- Gorur Dam
- Kadareswara Temple Halebidu
- Bucesvara Temple