Hassan: District Head quarters. Set amidst picturesque surroundings. Hasan is called “Poor Man’s Ooty”. It houses the Master Control Facility of Indias Space programme.
Belur – Halebidu: 38 Kms from Hassan is Belur. 16 Kms from Belur is Halebid. The best example of Hoysala architecture built in the 12th Cebtury, it is sheer profusion of stone sculptures. Awe-inspiring craftsmanship has left no stone blank. Inside are hand-lathe-turned pillars.
Koramangala: Also called Koravangala in Dudda Hobli (Hobli is a sub division of a taluk) of Hassan taluk is about 8 Kms to the east of Hassan town. The village contains three temples in the Hoysala style of architecture. built in the 12th century A.D.
Shravanabelagola: A Chief Jaina centre. Has the world’s tallest monolithic statue, it is in dediction to prince Bahubali, a Jain ascetic. The head anointment (Mahamasthakabhisheka) ceremony is performed once in 12 years.
Kondajji: A village in Hassan taluk noted for the Varadarajaswamy temple.
Gorur: A dam and picnic spot.
Manzrabad Fort: Fort, picnic spot.
Ramanathpur: A pilgrim centre.