Hassan district, Karnataka

Hassan is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the headquarters of the Hassan district. The city is located on the banks of the Cauvery River, about 180 kilometers from Bangalore. Hassan is a popular tourist destination, known for its temples, historical sites, and natural beauty.

Nearby Districts

The three districts that are located near Hassan are:

  • Chikkamagaluru
  • Mandya
  • Mysore


The weather in Hassan is generally hot and humid. The average temperature ranges from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit Hassan is during the winter months, from November to February.

Pin Code

The pin code of Hassan is 573201.

Vehicle Registration

The vehicle registration number for Hassan is KA-57.

Telephone Code

The telephone code for Hassan is 08172.

Taluk List

The taluks in the Hassan district are:

  • Arasikere
  • Belur
  • Channarayapatna
  • Hassan
  • Holenarsipur
  • Sakleshpur
  • Shivamogga
  • Tiptur


Some of the popular foods in Hassan include:

  • Bisi bele bath
  • Ragi mudde
  • Holige
  • Neer dosa
  • Ragi toffee

Tourist Places

Some of the popular tourist places in the Hassan district include:

  • Belur Chennakeshava Temple
  • Halebidu Hoysaleswara Temple
  • Shravanabelagola
  • Somnathpur Lakshminarayana Temple
  • Arasikere Fort
  • Sakleshpur Caves
  • Hiremagalur Falls
  • Tippur Fort

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the Hassan district is during the winter months, from November to February. The weather is pleasant during this time, and there are fewer crowds.

Things to Do

Some of the things to do in the Hassan district include:

  • Visit the Belur Chennakeshava Temple and marvel at its intricate carvings.
  • Explore the Halebidu Hoysaleswara Temple and learn about its history.
  • Hike to the Shravanabelagola and witness the giant monolithic statue of Bahubali.
  • Visit the Somnathpur Lakshminarayana Temple and admire its beautiful architecture.
  • Take a tour of the Arasikere Fort and learn about its history.
  • Explore the Sakleshpur Caves and marvel at their natural beauty.
  • Go for a swim in the Hiremagalur Falls and enjoy the cool waters.
  • Visit the Tippur Fort and learn about its history.