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Hotel Southern Star
[ Usha Lexus Hotels and Resorts ]
B M Road, Hassan 573 201, Karnataka, India

Hotel Southern Star, Hassan, Karnataka, India

Approx Distance from Hassan
Bangalore - 180 km
Mysore - 120 km
Belur - 38 km
Halebid - 27 km
Sravanabelagola - 51 km
Mangalore - 160 km

LOCATION & APPROACH : Situated in the city center, 0.5 km from city bus stand and railway station. The nearest airports are at Mangalore and Bangalore.

The 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.

Hotel Southern Star, Hassan, Karnataka, India

Accommodation and Facility

  • 46 rooms & Suits
  • Attach bath with Hot and cold water, Satellite TV, Direct Dial STD/ISD, Internet, Fax, E-mail, Net Browsing, Multi Gym, Inhouse Library, Herbal Massage
  • 24 Hrs Check in
  • Doctor on Call
  • Multicuisine Restaurant
  • Ideal Confrencing / Party Venu:"Mercara", "maland", "canvery"

Facilities

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.

OTHER SERVICES:

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 23.00 Hrs.

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

Hotel Southern Star, Hassan, Karnataka, India

Malnad Hall: 1600 Sq. Ft, City's largest Party hall, it can take up to 150 persons in formal and informal gatherings.

Mercara Hall: 1200 Sq. Ft. ideally located at the front, for exhibition, product launch and mini parties.

 

Hassan – Destination Information

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 Hassan

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 world’s 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.


Sharavanabelagola
Sharavanabelagola

The statue of Lord Bahubali was created during the reign of King Rachamalla in 981 AD and built by sculptor Assistanemi.

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 art".

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 Hoysala rulers.

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 in stone".

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 & tourist.

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 are marvelous.

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 stone pillars.


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 temple.
Horanadu: 156 km, Temple town famous for Annapurneshwari temple.
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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