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Day Trip of Hassan

DURATION : Same Day

DESTINATIONS : Bangalore - Hassan

Tour Highlights

Destination Places To Visit
Hassan Halebid, Belur, Shravanbelogala.

Short Description

Hassan is about 190 Km to the west of Bangalore. National Highway NH48 connects Hassan and Bangalore. This highway runs from Bangalore to Mangalore. Hassan district is famous for temples built during Hoysala period. The district was founded by a Chola officer called Bukkanna Nayaka during 11th Century and got established during 12th century. The Hasanamba temple of Goddess Hasanamma was constructed during Sanjeeva Krishnappa Nayaka period which is a structure of post Vijayanagar period. This temple is opened only once in a year for the period of one week.

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Bangalore - Hassan (182 Km - 04 Hrs)

05:00 HRS: Leave early from Bangalore towards Hassan by road.

09:30 HRS: Reach Hassan and drive straight towards Halebid. Halebid is one of the famous attractions near Hassan located at a distance of 27 km from Hassan.

10:30 Hrs: Guided tour of Halebid start
Visiting Halebi: Halebid or Halebidu was once the capital of Hoysala Empire, also known as Dwarasamudra located at a distance of just 15 km from Belur. It has two famous Hindu temples in one platform here claimed the best example of Hoysala architecture dating back to 12th century. Name of the temples are Hoysaleswara temple and Kedareswara temple, both dedicated to Lord Shiva. There is lake also in front of the temples called Dwarasamudra, town gets its name from the lake. Temple complex is guarded by two big statues of Nandi Bull. Architecture and sculptures depicted on walls of Hoysala temple in the form of animals, birds and dancing figures is astounding generally hoysala architecture not followed Square shape, they are using Star shape. It means you will find 64 corners in this temple & 108 pillars. Reason is they can accommodate more sculptures outside and inside the temple. We can see beautiful and bigger two nandi in this temple. If we go around the temple in three stages we can see the Durbar of Lord Shiva, the childhood plays of Bala Krishna, the fight between Karna and Arjuna the lifting of Govardhanagiri by Krishna Gajendramoksha on the western side and the shooting of Matsya Yantra. The story of Krishna and Arjuna can also be seen. The monkey army giving the ornaments to Sri Rama Chakra Vyuha Kote; Krishna and Arjuna getting down from the chariot and taking bath in the pond on hearing the death news of Abhimanyu. The demon King Ravana is lifting Kailasa Parvatha; these are all the important figures.

12:30 HRS: Lunch at any good restaurant.

13:30 HRS: Guided tour of Belur start

Visiting Belur: Belur is 16 km away from Halebid, was once the capital of Hoysala King. Together they are the main attractions of Hassan district. Belur is famous for Chennakesava Temple or Vishnuvardhana Temple, which is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. It is the only Hoysala temple still in active worship. First they build this temple prototype & it took 20 years to complete. The same prototype was made it in bigger size with all the sculptures & it took 103 years complete. This temple contains 48 pillars and the specialty is, every pillar having unique design. This temple was filled by sculptures like elephants, about war, dance, art, epics, etc. we will take several days to understand every sculptures. Its star shape temple & it contain 32 corners.

15:30 HRS: Guided tour of Sharavanbelogala start

Visiting Shravanbelogala: Shravanbelogala is 158 km away from Bangalore, 51 km from Hassan,90 km from Belur and 78 km from Halebid. The 17 meters tall statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali at Srava?a Be?go?a is one of the most significant pilgrimage center in Jainism.The monolith statue of Gomateshwara, 17 meters height, carved out of a single stone, Know as Bahubali. Its world tallest monolith statue. The town is located in the midst of two hills. There is a tank in the midst of this town called “Belagola” and the town is called by the same name.


18:00 HRS: Drive back to Bangalore.

22:30 HRS: Reach Bangalore. Upon arrival, transferred to hotel.

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:

  • Any Monument Entrance Fees.
  • Transportation in an Air-Conditioned Car with driver.
  • English Speaking Local Guide as per the Tour Program.
  • 01 Bottled Water Per Person, Per Day
  • All Fuel, parking, toll, state taxes & driver allowances of the Car
  • Govt. Service Tax 4.5%.
     

The Price Excludes:

  • Any meals except mentioned in the column prices includes.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips beverages, laundry, telephone calls, photography and video fees, etc.
  • Any new taxes / fees imposed by the Government.

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