A friend had stumbled upon a blog post by a traveller – she had written of her visit to an old church in Shettihalli, or rather, remains of what was once a pretty massive structure. We immediately made plans to take a first-hand look at this piece of architecture that has a unique story behind it; soon, forgot about it.
I had to travel to the very same Shettihalli, which is a small town near Hassan, Karnataka, for a family event. The event was scheduled to take place at one Rosary Church. Although the name did sound familiar, I did not give it too much thought. While driving toward Hassan, I attempted to pull up the map and voila! An image of South India’s very own Atlantis, Rosary Church, Shettihalli pops up and I squeal! But there is no complete structure for any sort of event to take place, I wondered. Turns out, the family event was to be held at another church, also called Rosary Church, named after the original one of course. I could not miss the opportunity; we decided to drop by the old church after the event.