Mysore-Hassan - sightseeing tour of Belur & Halebid
Having enjoyed delicious breakfast in Mysore hotel, depart to Hassan, a modern district of Karnataka. On arrival at Hassan, check in at the pre-booked hotel. Hassan is a nodal place which serves as a convenient base to explore several interesting tourist places around. The places around Hassan like Halebid and Belur were prominent centres of Hoyasala rulers and, hence, possess even to this date the remnants of more than 150 ornately carved temples of 11th century, built in Chalukyan style of architecture characterized by a star shaped pedestal and one centered around a pillared hall. The walls and niches are filled with genius and delicate work.
Hassan city though has least of heritage but Belur (40 kms) and Halebid (20 kms) are extremely rich in terms of ancient monuments. After relaxing a bit Hassan hotel, proceed for visiting Belur and Halebid. Visit ancient and glorious monuments. After visiting Belur and Halebid, later in the evening, return to Hassan hotel for overnight stay.