[ Usha Lexus Hotels and Resorts ]
B M Road, Hassan 573 201, Karnataka, India
|Approx Distance from Hassan
LOCATION & APPROACH :
Situated in the city center, 0.5 km from city bus stand
and railway station. The nearest airports are at Mangalore
location of Hassan has been strategically chosen for the
New Hotel Unit of Usha Lexus Hotels and Resorts, as this
forms an important destination for domestic and Inbound
tourists alike. The location is also an important religious
and pilgrim destination for `Jain pilgrims with
its close proximity to Sravanabelagola.
Accommodation and Facility
rooms & Suits
bath with Hot and cold water, Satellite TV, Direct
Dial STD/ISD, Internet, Fax, E-mail, Net Browsing,
Multi Gym, Inhouse Library, Herbal Massage
Hrs Check in
Confrencing / Party Venu:"Mercara", "maland",
Room: 48 well appointed rooms with attached baths,
hot and cold water, direct dial telephone, IDD - STD facilities,
satellite TV transmission, Internet Access, No Smoking
rooms, purified drinking water, laundry & valet service.
24 hours check in, accept all credit cards,
doctor on call, fax, e-mail & Internet, curio shops,
travel counter, car parking, Tourist Guide on hire, Ayurvedic
Herbal Massage, Mini Gym, In-house Library.
In House Dining: 6.00 Hrs - 24.00 Hrs-Room Service
with an exciting menu. KARWAR: 6.00 Hrs - 23.00 Hrs, A
fine dining multi - cuisine restaurant with 75 people
seating, serves North Indian, South Indian, Chinese and
Continental delicacies. Attached BAR from 11.00 Hrs to
Cauvery Hall: 1400 Sq. Ft, air-conditioned conference
hall can take up to 125 people in theatre style seating,
ideal for formal and informal gatherings, residential
and non - residential conferences, equipped with audio
- video presentations
Malnad Hall: 1600 Sq. Ft, City's largest Party
hall, it can take up to 150 persons in formal and informal
Mercara Hall: 1200 Sq. Ft. ideally located at the
front, for exhibition, product launch and mini parties.
The city has a population of approximately 1,20000
& is the most convenient base for the temples
Belur, Halebid and Sravanabelagola.
Getting to Hassan :
Hassan is conveniently connected by Road to important
tourist locations in Karnataka like Bangalore, Mysore
and Mangalore. Regular Bus, Taxi & Trams Service
are available from locations to Hassan.
Places of interest in and around
Sravanabelagola A small
pilgrimage town with a population of approximately
3,500 this is the most important Jain pilgrimage centres
in India and the site of a huge 17 Meter high statue
of Lord Bahubali and is said to be the worlds
tallest Monolithic statue.
The statue is perched on top of the rocky hill known
as Indragiri and is visible from quite a distance.
The town has a long historical pedigree going back
to the 3rd century BC when Chandragupta Maurya came
here after renouncing his Kingdom. Jainism in South
India was established by Bhagwan Bhadrabahu Swami
reaching the zenith of its influence between 4th &
10th Century AD.
The statue of Lord Bahubali was created during the
reign of King Rachamalla in 981 AD and built by sculptor
To reach the Statue of Lord Bahubali atop the Indragiri
Hill, one has to climb 614 rock-cut steps, which is
not much of an effort considering the magnanimity
and the religious significance of the place.
Belur and Halebid - Channekeshvar
Temple at Belur and Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebid
are one of the exuberating examples of the most artistic
periods of Hindu Cultural Development in South India.
Quoting the Lonely Planet : "The sculptural decorations
on these superb temples even reveals the temples of
Khajuraho and Konark or the best of European Gothic
The temples with their sculptural details are the
most outstanding examples of Hoysala Art. Every inch
of the outside walls of the temples and much of the
interiors are coverd with a variety of Hindu Deities,
sages and friezes depicting the life and times of
Places of intrest
Karnataka emerged in the 6th and 7th century AD
as Pattadikal [Karnataka]. Situated in the southern part
of India. Karnataka is famous for the ancient heritage
of Dravidian era, occupied by small kingdoms of local
rulers, some of them being exceptionally high in cultural
levels. During 10th and 11th century a new era took its
shape in pot stone temple building, which became the immediate
forerunners of the Hoysala temples.
Hoysalas established their small kingdom to the
east by the first great Hoysala king Bittiga [Bittideva],
who assume the name Vishnuvardhana from the God of prosperity
- Vishnu. In 1116 AD after defeating the Chola of Talkad
and to celebrate the enormous success, the large Vishnava
temple in Belur was built and consecrated in 1117 AD.
Later in a festive mood a second large Shiva temple in
Halebid was built and this became the undisputed center
of Hoysala Dynasty.
Hassan is the epicenter and a major highlight on
the tourist map of south India. It is a gateway to some
of the most historic and awe-inspiring temple traits linked
to the Hoysala Dynasty known as 'The triangular eloquence
Sharavanabelgola 52 km from Hassan, a monolithic
statue of Lord Gomatehwara, a jain saint standing atop
of Indiragiri hill is 17 meters high and is to be one
of the tallest monolithic statues in the world, it was
created in the year 983 AD by Chamundaraya during King
Ramamatta's period. During 10th to 19th February 2006,
a grand celebration of 86th "Mahamastakabhishikha"
was held at Sharawanabelgola, this is celebrated once
in 12 years, and it will have a gathering of 50 lakh devotees
Belur 38 km from Hassan, a temple town famous for
its exquisite temples. It is also known as Dakshina Varanasi.
King Vishnuvardhana built the Channakeshwara temple in
1117 AD to commemorate his conversion from Jainism to
Vaishnavism. The star shaped homogenous architectural
beauty raised on a platform carved in black stone with
650 charging elephants that are different from each other
and in the temple dome inside four famous figures of Shantala
Devi's voluptuous beauty, queen of King Vishnuvardhana
Halebid 30 km from Hassan. It is also known as
Dwara Samudra, the wealthy capital of Hoysalas. The Hoysaleshwara
temple stands on a platform like a casket in shining black
stone carved with variety of gods and goddesses, animals,
birds and dancing girls. There is a museum on the lawns
with 12th century sculptures and gold coins in use at
that time. One km from Halebid is Jain Basti hill built
in the 8th century surrounded by gleaming carved black
The other enchanting tourist spots & pilgrimage
centers in and around Hassan
Manzarabad: 50 km, in Sakeleshpur town, Manzarabad
fort built by Tippu Sultan.
Sringeri: 146 km, Sharadhamba temple, established
in 14th century A.D.
Dharmastala: 155 km, Manjunatha swami temple, Museum
& Art Gallery.
Subramanya: 156 km, the famous Subramanya swami
Horanadu: 156 km, Temple town famous for Annapurneshwari
Bhadra: 88 km, Wild Life Sanctuary, It's a treat
for wildlife enthusiastic.
Ayyanakere: 85 km, a lovely lake & water tank
surrounded by seven hills.
Kemman Gundi: 116 km, hill station has spectacular
view of sunset
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