Shettihalli Church 1/33 by Tripoto
Prafull
Ruins are always fascinating for me, its like story teller. If you look these ruins, you will amaze how these beautiful structure ruined, what was the reason behind, how beautiful it was before ruined or how beautiful it would have been if not ruined. All these kind of ruins always have a mysterious charm.The walls of ruins might have seen many generation, knows many stories and wonder how much this world change.Rosary Church in Shettihalli is one such ruin. This Gothic looking church is now turned into eerie ruins. Church was built about 200 years ago on the banks of Hemavathi River near Shettihalli village, Hassan. In 1960 Govt decided to built a dam to channelize the river for irrigation and in process Govt had to relocate many villages including Shettihalli. While the villages relocated this church stands still and gets submerged as the waters in the reservoir rise during the rainy season every year during mansoon.
Abhinav Gupta
Another not so touristy place is the Shettihally church. This is on the other side of town. After taking a settle from the main highway, the drive of 15 km through the interior is itself worth it. The church is half submerged in water due to dam construction giving a panorama view of the river. This is a perfect sunset spot to end the day.
Chaitra Nayak