Beautiful Hassan

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13th Aug 2016
Photo of Beautiful Hassan by Abhinav Gupta
Day 1

Hassan is a small sleepy town on the foothills of the ghats,  on the way to Sakleshpur from bangalore. The drive on the NH77 to hassan is one of the best around Bangalore.

We stayed in the Yogakshema Ayurveda Centre.

Yogakshema ayurveda centre

Photo of Hassan, Karnataka, India by Abhinav Gupta

Gardens and meditation centre

Photo of Hassan, Karnataka, India by Abhinav Gupta


The stay here offers one full ayurvedic body treatment. The spa is authentic,  clean and the treatment is good. Its basic but uplifting.

Photo of Beautiful Hassan by Abhinav Gupta

Massage room

Photo of Beautiful Hassan by Abhinav Gupta

The main attraction here is the old and majestic Halebidu temple.
This is a must visit for architecture and history enthusiasts. Well maintained, it has a long history.

Temple facade

Photo of Halebidu, Karnataka, India by Abhinav Gupta
Photo of Halebidu, Karnataka, India by Abhinav Gupta

Intricate stonework

Photo of Halebidu, Karnataka, India by 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.

View from the bridge. See the church on the left side.

Photo of Shettihalli Church, Settihalli, Karnataka, India by Abhinav Gupta

On way to shetti halli church

Photo of Shettihalli Church, Settihalli, Karnataka, India by Abhinav Gupta

The other side. A bleeding sky.

Photo of Shettihalli Church, Settihalli, Karnataka, India by Abhinav Gupta
Day 2

Sakleshpur is 60 kms from Hassan and has few unique attractions. One among them is the manjarabad fort. The fort is in ruins and covered with algae,  which is part of the charm. A decent view of the ghats from the top.

Photo of Manjarabad HD Tort Road, Kalagane, Karnataka, India by Abhinav Gupta
Photo of Manjarabad HD Tort Road, Kalagane, Karnataka, India by Abhinav Gupta
Photo of Manjarabad HD Tort Road, Kalagane, Karnataka, India by Abhinav Gupta
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