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Hassan

Hassan

Weather

Hassan experiences temperate climatic conditions all through the year. In the summer season, the climate is comparatively warm with the maximum temperature being 35°C and the minimum being 20°C. The temperature rises to a maximum in the month of April. The enjoyable winter season has temperature ranging between 24°C and 31°C. The monsoons usher in copious rainfall, the average being 700 mm. The best time for holidaying in Hassan is the period within October and March, when the weather conditions are ideal for tourist activity.     

How To Reach

By Road:

Hassan has regular buses plying to Mangalore and Bangalore. There are well networked roads including NH 48 linking Hassan to close by places like Shravanabelagola, Halebid and Belur.    


By Air:

The Bangalore International Airport, 187 kilometers away, in the closest airport to Hassan. From this airport, flights are avilable to different parts of India and abroad. State buses and taxis link Hassan to the Bangalore airport. 



By Rail:

The train station of Hassan has several trains running to prime junctions in Karnataka like Mangalore, Mysore and Bangalore. Express trains running from Bangalore to Mangalore also halt at Hassan.  


Overview

The city of Hassan in Karnataka was established during the 11th century when the Hoysalas reigned in South India. The mark of the Hoysala supremacy is well evident in the monolithic statuettes, figurines and distinctive structural design which speak of the medieval grandeur. The city has gained its name from Goddess Haasanamba, the chief deity of the area. Because of its scenic beauty, Hassan is also known as "Poor Man's Ooty". The city is home to Indian Space Program’s principal control facility. Close to Hassan, there are major pilgrim spots like Shravanabelagola, Halebid and Belur.

 

Hassan experiences a modest climate suitable for cultivating crops such as potato, paddy, sugarcane, black pepper and coffee. In fact, coffee and tourism constitute the principal means of livelihood for the inhabitants of Hassan.  

 

Hassan has a number of good hotels ranging from backwater taverns to general inns. Almost all the hotels offer the facilities for sightseeing as well as pick-up from bus terminuses and railway stations. A number of restaurants offering delicious North and South Indian food to the tourists are available throughout Hassan. Especially popular in the region is the raggi ball or raagi mudde which is a much preferred local dish.

 

A tour to Hassan is incomplete without shopping. The city offers some unique items which are unanimously favored by every tourist irrespective of their age or native country. These include ivory, sandalwood and pure silk, amongst others.