Nestled 934 m above sea level with fine weather similar to Bangalore, Hassan is a handy base for exploring Belur, Halebid and Sravanabelagola that depict a veritable treasure-house of Hoysala architecture and sculpture. While Belur and Halebid represent the finest of the Hoysala architecture, Shravanabelagola is home to the single largest monolith statue in the world. This is also a sacred destination for Jains from across the world.
Besides, Hassan also throws up surprises like the Shettyhalli Submerged Church, the Gorur Dam, more than a hundred-year-old Sri Ramadevara Dam across the Hemavathi river, the Yagachi Dam (with its water sports) etc.
There are also the lesser known attractions like: