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Halmidi

There is a tiny village called Halmidi near Belur in Hassan district. An inscription in Kannada language existing in this village has earned global popularity.

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RUDRAPATNA – A Village of Music and Culture

Several maestros of music and knowledge have brought accolades to this tiny village called Rudrapatna on the banks of Kaveri River in Arakalgud taluk of Hassan district in Karnataka. Vidwan Shankar Bhat treads down the memory lane.

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Sri Malekal Tirupati

Temples dedicated to Sri Venkataramana and Sri Govindarajaswamy are located atop a hillock called Malekal, which is near Hirekal at a distance of about three km from Arsikere. Since the hill range resembles a garland, the hillock is called as Malekal

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Water Tunnel, Nuggehalli (Bagur)

Bagur Navile Tunnel is the longest water tunnel in india, constructed between 1979 and 1990 is located between bagur and navile village of Chennarayapatna taluk of Hassan district, Karnataka.Length of the tunnel is 9.7 km, 75 to 200feet Deep under the ground.

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Sri Lakshminarasihma Temple, Nuggehalli

Nuggehalli is a very large village in Channarayapattana taluk. As it has a historical significance, the village is also a popular tourist destination. During the Hoysala regime, residents of this village were very daring and they used to plunge into any war without any hesitation.

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Sri Hasanamba and Sri Siddeshwara Swamy Temples

The main tower at Sri Hasanamba has been newly constructed in Dravidian style. There are three major temples on the premises of this temple dedicated to Darbar Ganapati, Hasanamba and Siddeshwara.

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Kaginari

On one of the hills in Kaginari, Tipu Sultan has constructed a fort. The hill range consists of several horse tracks. It is said that from Kaginari, there is a secret route to Majirabad fort. About 500-1,000 people come to visit this fort every week. Kaginari is about 70 km from Hassan.

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Rosary Church at Shetti Halli

The monumental Rosary Church at Shetti Halli, a village in Hassan district, is one of the most popular picnic spots in Karnataka. Rosary Church is just about two km away from Shetti Halli. It is learnt that Rosary Church was built in 1860 by French Missionaries.

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Sri Yoga Narasihma Temple

Sri Yoga Narasihma temple is at Gorur in Hassan district. This place has a history of about four centuries and was earlier known as Gokarnapuri or Gokarnapuri Kshetra. It is said that when sage Gokarna was doing penance on the banks of Hemavati River facing the east,

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Belur

Hoysala king Vinayaditya had made Belur as the capital during his regime. This place was known as Velapuri for about five decades from 1045 to 1098 A.D. Later, Vishnuvardhana, the grandson of Vinayaditya, who ascended the throne, shifted the capital to Halebid.

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Halebid

A place which had attained the peak of glory and fame as the capital of Hoysalas, Halebid was earlier known as Dwarasamudra because the Yadavas of Dwaraka had come and settled here, according to Puranic sources. Later, Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala dynasty made this place as his capital.

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Gorur Dam

A dam has been constructed across Hemavati River, an important tributary of the Kaveri. The dam is located at Gorur, near Hassan in Karnataka. Built in 1979, the reservoir has been providing water for drinking and irrigation purposes for the people of Hassan district.

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The Manjirabad Fort

Hassan is a district with several splendid tourist destinations. Sakaleshpur, which is one of the most prominent taluk headquarters of Hassan district, is rich with many picnic spots and popular tourist places adorned with picturesque natural sceneries and structures of exquisite art and architecture.

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Konanuru

Kattepura Hanging Bridge (The second largest hanging bridge in Karnataka), Konanur, Arakalgud Taluk, Hassan. The Hanging Bridge at Konanur is at about five km from Ramanathapur in Hassan district. It has been set up across Kaveri River

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