head quarters. Set amidst picturesque surroundings.
Hassan is called "Poor Man's Ooty". Ooty is a
popular Holiday hill station in India. It hosts the
Master Control Facility of India's space programme.
Belur- Halebid :
38 kms from Hassan in Belur. 17 km east of Belur is
Halebid. The best example of Hoysala architecture
built in the 12th century, it is sheer profusion of
stone sculptures. Awe inspiring craftsmanship has left
no stone blank. Inside are hand lathe turned pillars.
Also called Koravangala in Dudda Hubli of Hassan taluk
is about 8 kms to the East of Hassan town. The village
contains three temples in the Hoysala style of
architecture built in the 12th century A.D.
Said to be the world's tallest monolithic statue, it
is in dedication to Prince Bahubali, a Jain Saint. The
anointment ceremony is performed once in 12 years.
A village in Hassan taluk noted for the Chennakeshava
A dam and picnic spot.
Fort, picnic spot.
A piligrim centre.