HassanApprox. Time: 8 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

An excursion to the rural city of Hassan, situated approximately 100 kilometers from Mysore, offers the opportunity to explore two of India's most enchanting cities, Belur and Halebid. From Hassan, visitors may travel to Belur's exquisite Chennakeshava Temple, a true labor of love whose construction lasted over 100 years. The facade of the temple is covered with intricate sculptures and frescoes carved with incomparable craftsmanship. The nearby town of Halebid rivals the beauty of Belur's temple with its own Hasaleswara Temple, offering a wealth of sculptural detail and ornamentation. Despite 86 years of labor, the temple was never completed, though its unique artistry remains wholly intact and mesmerizingly beautiful.