Hassan Tour Packages

Experience the glorious history of South India in the city of Hassan – the heritage town of Karnataka.

Named after Goddess Hassanamba – the presiding deity of the town, Hassan is one of those towns in Karnataka that proudly portrays the cultural heritage and history surrounding it. Lying in the South-West region of Karnataka, a trip to Hassan will offer you some breath-taking destinations to see. Right from the basking magnificence of spiritual temples to the intricately crafted medieval structures, the town is a combination of beauty and glory. Quite interestingly, Hassan is the headquarters of the Hassan District – which comprises of seven different talukas. The history of Hassan dates back to the time when it was the seat of the Hoysala Empire. 

With a total area of 6826.15 sq km, the geographical feature of the town is a mixture of the mountainous region known as malnad, Bisle Ghat, and plain regions. The area is surrounded by Chikmagalur district to its north-west, Chitradurga district to the north, Tumkur district to the east, Mandya to its south-east, Mysore to its south, Kodagu in the south-west, and Dakshin Kannada in the west. Hassan is elevated at an average height of 3,084 feet i.e. 940 m above the sea level. There are a lot of sightseeing places in Hassan that have been very well preserved by the Hassan tourism department.


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The history of Hassan goes back to the time when the town was under the Mauryan rule. From the time of 350 AD to 999 AD, the town of Hassan was ruled by the Ganga dynasty. It was after this that the Hoysala Empire took over the town. It is said that it was during the rule of the Hoysala kingdom that Hassan, along with its neighbouring regions, received accolades in the fields of architecture, administration, art, and culture. Visiting this town has become easier now because of the cost-effectively priced tour packages for Hassan that are available online as they offer you everything. Adding to its glory, during the reign of the Hoysala Dynasty, Hassan witnessed the structuring of over 50 beautifully majestic temples – some of which are still basking in its beauty. During the 14th century, when the Sultanate of Delhi tried taking over the town, the Vijaynagar Empire which had by then defeated the Hoysalas, bravely fought off the Delhi Sultanate’s expansion to South India. 

Experience Hassan

One of the most amazing things that you will come across during your Hassan tour is the culture the town offers. Hassan has been a guiding force to the growth of Kannada literature, art, and culture since its beginning. The town proudly boasts of its folk culture, which you will witness during your visit. Adding to this, the cuisine of Hassan is a mix of that from the districts of Kodagu, Dakshin Kannada, and Mysore as they are in proximity to the town. One of the must-try dishes of Hassan is kadabu, which are basically rice balls. Another dish that you cannot miss out during your travel to Hassan is avalakki, which is most commonly known as poha in the rest of India. 

Things to Do in Hassan

If you are selecting from the price-friendly Hassan packages that are available online, make sure that these places are on the list:

1. Shettihalli Church 

Located at a distance of 22 km from the main Hassan town, Shettihalli Church is one of the ancient catholic churches that were built by the French missionaries in the 1860s. The structure boasts of its gothic architecture and is one of the most famous tourist places in Hassan. 

2. Gorur Dam 

Yet another place for sightseeing in Hassan, Gorur Dam is a striking picnic spot that welcomes tourists from all over the country. Also known as Hemavathi Dam, it offers a majestic view to its visitors. 

3. Bhagwan Bahubali Statue

If you are selecting cost-effective tour packages to Hassan for a vacation, make sure this place is included. Built in the 983 AD, this statue of Bhagwan Bahubali (also known as Gommateshwara) is a 17-meter tall statue which is located in the Vindhyagiri Hills. The place has been very well-maintained by the Hassan tourism department. 

4. Bisle Ghat and Forest Reserve

One of the most famous sanctuaries in the Western Ghats, Bisle Ghat and Forest Reserve is yet another of the tourist places in Hassan that you must definitely visit during your trip to Hassan. With a plethora of flora and fauna, this place gives a panoramic view to its visitors. 

Best Time to Visit Hassan

Though the temperature in the town goes up to 35 degree Celsius during summers, the ambiance around will be still a little pleasant because of the greenery that surrounds the tourist spots. With cost-effective packages for Hassan that are available online, you can easily plan a trip there. However, if you want to travel to Hassan, the best time is considered to be from October to February. The town offers a cool climate during this time that offers a rejuvenating time to the visitors.

The Hassan tourism department has done its best in preserving the medieval architecture and natural beauty of the town. Veena World offers travel packages to Hassan at competitive prices that you can select online for an amazing vacation.

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