About the Southern Star, Hassan Hotel
The location of Hassan has been strategically chosen for the New Hotel Unit of Usha Lexus Hotels and Resorts, as Hassan is an important destination for domestic and inbound tourists alike. The location is also an important religious and pilgrim destination for `Jain pilgrims’ with its close proximity to Sravanabelagola.
Accomodation & Facilities
» Room : 48 well appointed rooms with attached baths, hot and cold water, direct dial telephone, IDD – STD facilities, satellite TV transmission, Internet Access, No Smoking rooms, purified drinking water, laundry & valet service.
» KARWAR (6.00 hour – 23.00 hour)
» CAUVERY HALL
» MALNAD HALL
» MERCARA HALL
» Location & Approach
Hassan – Destination Information
HASSAN is located in the southern part of Karnataka (India), which is situated at 180 km from Bangalore, 160 km from Mangalore and 120 km from Mysore.
Hassan is a major highlight on the tourist map of South India. It is a gateway to some of the most historic and awe-inspiring temple trails linked to Hoysala Dynasty. It is also known as “Triangular Eloquence in Stone.” Besides the ancient heritage, it is also famous for its sightseen.
Sharavanabelagola (51 km)
There is a monolithic statue of Lord Gomateshwara, a Jain saint standing atop of Indiragiri Hill. It is 17 meters high and one of the tallest monolith statues in the world created in the year 981 AD by Chamundaraya during King Rachamatta’s period.
Belur (38 km)
Belur, also known as Dakshina Varanasi, is famous as temple town for its exquisite temples. Its best attraction i.e. Channakeshava Temple was built by King Vishnuvardhana in 1117 AD to commemorate his conversion from Jainism to Vaishnavism. This temple is a star shaped homogeneous architectural unit raised on a platform of carved black stone with 650 charging elephants.
Halebid (33 km)
Known as Dwara Samudra, Halebid was the capital of the Hoysalas. The Hoysalashwara temple on the southern side and the Shantaleswara temple on the northern side stands on a platform like a casket in shining black soft stone. The temple took 190 years to build requiring skills of more than 20, 000 labourers. It has a museum on the lawns that have 12th century sculptures and gold coins. One km from Halebid is Basti hill with Jain basti with gleaming black stone pillars.
Pilgrimage Centers Near Hassan
Sringeri (146 km)
Situated on the bank of river Tunga on the west of Chickamagalore town, it is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage centers in Karnataka. Here, Adi Shankaracharya had established Sharda Peeta in 14th century.
Baba Budan Giri Hills (84 km)
It is situated north of Chickamagalore, 6355 feet above sea level. It is named after the Muslim saint Baba Budan who took up residence here in 1670 AD.
Horanadu (140 km)
Located south west of Chickamagalore town, Horanadu has an ancient temple of Annapoorneshwari and the pilgrimage to this temple can avail of the free boarding and lodging at the temple.
Dharmastala (120 km)
This town is famous for its Manjunatha Temple. Every person who comes here, irrespective of caste or creed, is welcomed and given a free meal.
Subramanya (120 km)
The most famous Subramanya Swamy Temple is a must visit pilgrimage center.
Ayyanakere (74 km)
The attraction here is an ancient water tank built during Hoysalas in 1156 AD. On the hillock is the shrine with Hoysala sculptures of Ganapathi, Surya, Krishna and Ambika.
Belavadi (10 km)
Belavadi has rich historical references for temples and shrines. The Veeranarayana temple is one of the best specimens of Hoysala architecture.
Other Enchanting Tourists Spots:
Hoysal Dynasty – A Great Destination & A Great Inspiration
» Hassan : Hassan an epicenter and a major highlight on the tourist map of south India, it is a gateway to some of the most historic and awe-inspiring temple trails linked to Hoysala Dynasty. It is also known as “Triangular eloquence in stone”, a lot more to sightseeing around Hassan than just that. Besides the ancient heritage it has, it is famous for Agricultural produce such as Paddy, Pulses, Cereals, Spices, Coffee and Potato. The new found crop of Vanilla Beans and Gherkin has caught up in the world market.
» Sharavanabelagola : Sharavanabelagola 51 km, a monolithic statue of Lord Gomateshwara, a Jain saint standing atop of Indiragiri hill is 17 meters high and it is one of the tallest monolith statues in the world created in the year 981 AD by Chamundaraya during King Rachamatta’s period.
» Belur : Belur 38 km, a temple town famous for its exquisite temples. It is also known as Dakshina Varanasi, Channakeshava temple built by King Vishnuvardhana in 1117 AD to commemorate his conversion from Jainism to Vaishnavism. A star shaped homogenous architectural unit on a raised platform carved in black stone with 650 charging elephants are all different from each other. Inside the temples dome, the four famous bracket figures of Shantala Devi’s voluptuous beauty, queen of king Vishnuvardhana.
» Halebid : Halebid 33 km, known as Dwara Samudra, the wealthy capital of the Hoysalas. The Hoysalashwara temple on the southern side and The Shantaleswara temple on the northern side stands on a platform like a casket in shining black soft stone – chlorite schist covered with variety of gods and goddesses, animals, birds & dancing girls. The temple took 190 years to build requiring skills of more than 20, 000 labourers. It has a Museum on the lawns with 12th century sculptures and gold coins in use at the time. One km from Halebid is Basti hill with Jain bastis with gleaming black stone pillars.
The other enchanting tourists spots with a quick stop-and-see around Hassan
» Koramangala : Koramangala 6 km, Bucheshwara temple built in 12th century.
» Arsikere : Arsikere 40 km, The Kottameswara temple is extremely intricate designed probably dates back to 1220 AD. The interior of the temple is very elaborate.
» Chandragiri & Indragiri : Chandragiri & Indragiri 54 km, at Shravanabelegola, some of the oldest inscriptions and a number of Jain bastis, the oldest of them belonging to the 8th century.
» Jinanathapura : Jinanathapura 14 km from Chandrayapatna, Shantimatha basti is a fine specimen of Hoysala architecture built in 8th century.
» Bisle Ghat : Bisle Ghat 100 km, a beautiful stretch of thick evergreen forestland. It is described as the most scenic spot in southern Hassan.
» Mosale : Mosale 13 km, the twin temple of Channakeshava and Nageshvara are been built in 12th century.
» Ramnathapura : Ramnathapura 50 km, the beautiful temples of Subramanyeshvara, Agasthyeshvara swamy, Prasanna Rameshvara and Lakshminarsimha built here on the banks of the Cauvery.
» Shantigrama : Shantigrama 13 km, there are four temples out of which the one dedicated to Keshava is the largest, built during 12th century.
» Manzarabad : Manzarabad 50 km, at Sakleshpur town, the Manzarabad Fort built by Tippu Sultan in 1792.
The pilgrimage centers worth visiting from HASSAN
» Sringeri : Sringeri On the bank of river Tunga, 146 km from Hassan, west of Chickamagalore town, is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage centers in Karnataka. Named after Rishyasshringa from Ramayana. Adi Shankaracharya established Sharda Peeta, Shankaracharya installed an image of Sharda Devi made of sandalwood which was replaced with a golden replica in 14th century.
» Baba Budan Giri Hills : Baba Budan Giri Hills 84 km, north of Chickamagalore, 6355 ft. above sea level, the peak named after the muslim saint Baba Budan who took up residence here in 1670 AD, during his pilgrimage to Yemen had brought seeds of coffee and planted around his shrine which soon spread to other regions of Karnataka during Tippu Sultan’s period in 18th century.
» Horanadu : Horanadu 140 km, south west of Chickamagalore town, the ancient temple of Annapoorneshwari, and the pilgrimage to this temple can avail of the free boarding and lodging at the temple.
» Dharmastala : Dharmastala 120 km towards Mangalore, this town is a unique example of community harmony, famous for its Manjunatha Temple. Every person who comes here, irrespective of caste or creed, is welcomed and given a free meal.
» Subramanya : Subramanya 120 km, the famous Subramanya Swamy Temple, it’s a must visiting for pilgrimage.
» Ayyanakere : Ayyanakere 74 km towards chickmagalore. It’s an ancient water tank built during Hoysalas in 1156 AD, it provides irrigation facilities to 1500 hectares of land. On the hillock is the shrine with Hoysala sculptures of Ganapathi, Surya, Krishna and Ambika.
» Belavadi : Belavadi 10 km from Hoysala capital Halebid, is with rich historical references of temples and shrines. The Veeranarayana temple is a fine specimen of Hoysala architecture.
For reservation & more information booking detail contact:
Hotel Southern Star, Hassan
B. M. Road, Hassan
Karnataka – 573201
Tel: +91-8172-251816 / 251817
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