Famous for Shravanabelagola, Belur,Halebid and the unique style of Hoysala architecture “Hassan” is blessed with an enormous amount of sightseeing options. Here's a list of some of the best places to visit in and around Hassan :
The world largest monolithicBahubali Statue at Shravanabelagola, Hassan with 57 feet in height carved out of a single block of granite rock isnot to be missed attraction in Hassan.
Built across Hemavathy River owing notable temples nearby named “Paravasudeva” and “Yoganarasimha” is a popular tourist spot. So stop at Gorur Dam to soak in the natural beauty of the surroundings and religious fervour at temple.
Beautiful Gothic style architecture,around 450 years ago Shettihalli -a church submerged in the reservoir water home to a different type of birds and peaceful surroundings is great site and no doubt worth your visit.
Around 800 years old, Hassanamba Temple,dedicated to Goddess Shakti or Amba is significant and unique in many ways, as it is open to the devotees only for a week every year (during the lunar month of Ashwayuja/ Diwali (October). The rest of the time the Goddess is left with a lit lamp, flowers, water and two bags of rice as offering until the next year. So try to flock here to seek the Goddess blessings during this week.
Bisle Ghat is not only site but it's the journey that will take you through the heart of Western Ghats and its splendid green, pristine waterfalls, bridges and streams, chirpy birds will leave you in love with nature.
From paintings, sculptures, inscriptions to weapons and coins, watch a great collection of antiquities at District Museum.
Some of the interesting places in or around Hassan that you can explore are Veeranarayana Temple,Siddeshvara Temple,Ramanathpura Temple, Kedareswara Temple, Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Yogakshema Ayurveda Centre, Chandragiri Hill, Hemavathy Reservoir, Koravangala Temple, Jain Math Monastery, Kappe Chennigaraya Temple, BhogaNarasimha Temple and Sahyadri Theatre.