By Airways: The nearest domestic airport would be Mysore, but it is easier to reach Hassan from Bangalore, which has a well functioning and well connected airport.
By Railways: Hassan has a railway station of its own and will soon have connectivity to important places like Mangalore, Aurangabad, and Mysore etc.
By Roadways: Hassan is adequately organized in terms of hotels, shops and transport. It is also well connected by road and rail to Bangalore, Mangalore and Mysore.
A pleasant 5 hours drive via NH4 and then NH48 takes you to Hassan. Hassan is located about 225 Kms from Bangalore, and is located on the foot hills of the Western Ghats.
As per the history the name Hassan was derived from Simhasanapura, later it became Hassan. There is a temple in the heart of the city of Goddess Hasanamba, the temple will be opened for public once in a year. Hassan will be your base for visiting the famous temples of Belur and Halebid. Hassan is a picturesque town in the heart of Malnad with a pleasant climate. Hassan is adequately organized in terms of hotels, shops and transport. It is also well connected by road and rail to Bangalore, Mangalore and Mysore.
halebid - hoysaleswara temple sprawling gardens are a great picnic spot