Hassan is one of the heritage treasures of South India. Located in Karnataka, the town has special place in history. Served as the centre of the Hoysala Empire, one of the most successful dynasties of South India, Hassan is home to some of the finest masterpieces form the olden days of glory. Renowned worldwide for the treasure of intricately carved statues and monuments, Hassan has an important place on the tourism map of Karnataka owing to its combination of history along with scenic beauty.
The rich culture and traditions of the Hoysala Empire along with the beauteous details of intricate carved workmanship of the temples are the highlights of Hassan. The tag of the ‘temple-architectural capital’ of Karnataka is granted to the town. The temples are testimony to the grandeur of the olden days. While many awe visitors with the fine details of intricately carved depicting mythological tales there are some that have a matchless style. A visit to the historic temples of Hassan leaves an indelible impact on the minds & soul.
Tourists visiting Hassan, make it a base point to travel to other towns and cities in the region, many of which have equally significant treasures depicting the Hoysala style of architecture. Belur, Halebid, Shravanabelagola, etc. are some of the popular tourist destinations in Karnataka. The inspirational architecture is the reason many of them are listed among the proposed UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.
Hassan serves base to the unlimited opportunities of tourism in Karnataka. Owning to the presence of visitors from far ends of the globe, accommodation is never a problem here. Hotels range from 3-star to 5-star options catering to the complete comfort of guests. For better experience along with understanding about the history and culture behind the state of Karnataka, then Hassan is the place where you should be headed.