Hassan Tourist Guide – Scared Temple City of Karnataka

Hassan Tourist Guide – Scared Temple City of Karnataka - Destination Overview
  • Location: Karnataka,India -573201
  • Altitude: 972 m
  • Longitude: 13.0753° N, 76.1784° E
  • Latitude: 13.0753° N, 76.1784° E
  • Nearest Airport: Bangalore airport
  • Nearest Train Station: Hassan railway station
  • How to reach: By Flight: Bangalore airport is the nearest airport which is about 187 Km far from the city. Flights from the airport are frequent which also connects with various cities and states. Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai are some of the cities which is connected with airport directly. Mysore airport is also connected with various cities to reach Hassan By Bus: Bus service is only available from Bangalore to reach Hassan. Take a car or taxi to reach Hassan from Bangalore. By Train: Hassan railway station is about 2 km far from the city. Trains are available from Mysore, Mangalore and many more. Trains are regular and they are also a very comfortable mode to reach your desired destination.
  • Season to Visit: Hassan is one of the oldest towns in Karnataka which is known for its rich history. The best time to visit the place is from March to October. The weather during these months is pleasant and ideal for exploring the place. Most of the tourist attracts to visit in Hassan.

Hassan Tourist Guide

Hassan Tourist Guide: Overview

Hassan is a city and the district headquarters of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The town is situated 934 m above sea level with weather similar to Bangalore. It is named after the Hasanamba temple.  It is one of the oldest towns in Karnataka and it has a rich history. This town has gained a lot of popularity and many tourists come here throughout the year. Shravanabelagola, Belur, and Halebid are the most famous attractions out of the many places in this state. People visit this town to view the unique style of architecture. Not only the temples but the natural beauty of the city attracts tourist to visit there.

What is unique in Hassan and why?

Hassan was named after the Goddess Hassanamba the most worshiped goddess of that time.  The devotees believe that the benevolent Goddess smiles down upon them and showers her blessings.

History of Hassan

Hassan is a district in Karnataka state, India. The district headquarters are Hassan. The name Hassan is derived from the name of presiding deity Goddess Haasanamba. the greatest dynasties that ruled Karnataka, Western Ganga Dynasty of Talkad (350 - 999 CE.) and the Hoysala Empire (1000 - 1334 CE). Hassan was the seat of power for the Hoysala Empire that ruled large parts of south India in the 11th to the 13th century.  In the 17th and 18th centuries, Hassan became a land of contention between the Keladi Nayakas of Shimoga and the Mysore Kingdom. It finally merged as an independent Mysore kingdom.


FAQ - What is where...?

What to buy and shop in "Hassan

Sandalwood sculptures, ivory items or Silk Saris and handlooms

Where to buy & shop for souvenirs tourist items in "Hassan"

Rabat Shopping

Where to buy & shop for clothes in "Hassan"

Sudha silk and sarees

Where to have best food in "Hassan"


Where to stay in "Hassan"

Hassan offers good and comfort stay facility, we suggested all three category of hotels which you like to stay

Standard Hotel: Hotel Raama: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence

Deluxe Hotel: Palguni Residency: TA Rank (5.0) - Certificate of Excellence

Luxury Hotel: Hotel SriKrishna Hassan: TA Rank (4.0) – Certificate of Excellence

Where to drink in "Hassan"

Le Dhow - Restaurant Bar Lounge

Best Bars in "Hassan"

Vinaya Bar & Restaurant

Where to eat Lunch & Dinner" Hassan"

Hotel Gokul Veg