Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

The Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the chief attractions among wildlife enthusiasts. The wildlife reserve is spread over an area of 102 sq km, situated in the Western Ghats. Dense cover of evergreen forests, semi-evergreen forests and Shola grassland of the sanctuary provide shelter to innumerable wildlife species. The altitude of Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary…

Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum is among the chief sightseeing attractions featuring several articles of historical importance. The repository maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India was established during the 1970s. Several sculptures, architectural members and inscriptions of historical significance retrieved from the region are on display. A bronze 18th Tirthankara image, excavated from the ruined tank…

Yagachi Dam

Yagachi Dam is one of the popular tourist attractions lying at a distance of about 10 km from the centre of Belur. The reservoir is built across River Yagachi, a tributary of River Kaveri. Yagachi Dam was constructed in 2004 with the view to harness water resource for meeting irrigation and drinking water requirements of…

Jain Temples

The Jain Temples or a group of Jain monasteries at Basadi Halli are among the popular sightseeing attractions of the region. These Jain Temples are renowned for their decorated pillars, which are highly polished almost resembling mirrors. Located close to the Hoysaleswara Temple, the group encompasses three shrines. Among these three shrines, Parswanathaswamy Temple is…

Shettihalli Church visit

Located at a distance of approximately 15 km from Hassan, the Shettihalli Church was built in the 1860s by the French and stands as a perfect testament to Gothic architecture. After the construction of the Hemavathi dam in 1960s, the church was submerged in water and abandoned. Today, it has become a famous tourist destination…

Chennakeshava Temple Visit

Located in the small village of Mosale, the twin temples of Nageshvara and Chennakeshava date back to the 12th or 13th century AD and are protected monuments of national importance by the Archaeological Survey of India. Just 15 km away from Hassan, these magnificent structures are a remarkable example of Hoysala architecture. Dedicated to their…