Hassan: Spiritual mysticism! This quiet picturesque town is an ideal base to visit Shravanabelagola, Belur and Halebid. Hassan is known for its unique architectural style. Tourists stay here to visit the nearby destinations of Belur and Halebid, famous for their temples like the Chennakesava Temple in Belur.
Vist to Belur and Halebid
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Visit Belur and Halebid, famous for their beautifully carved, ancient temples dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries.
City Highlights of Shravanabelagola
An interesting excursion takes you to Shravanabelagola, a Temple City and important Jain pilgrim center lying between Indragiri and Chandragiri hills. ‘Bel’, meaning white and ‘kola’, pond, are an allusion to the beautiful pond in the towns midst. Marvel at Indragiri’s 1000 year old statue of Bhagavan Gomateshwara Bahubali. Standing at 57ft, it is considered the world’s largest monolithic stone statue. Shravanabelagola has over 500 inscriptions and sculptures that highlight history back to the Indus Valley Civilization.
City Highlights of Hassan
Visit the nearby towns of Belur and Halebid, famous for their beautifully carved, ancient temples dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries.