Hassan in Karnatakais around 190 km from the capital city of Bangalore. Hassan is an ideal base to explore the historical places like Belur, Haleibid and Shravanbelagola. Not much is known about the history of the place, but only that it was under the rule of the great Hoysala Empire between the 11th and the 14th century. Although there is not much importance attached to Hassan, it was known to be an important center of Jainism and literature of Jain articles. It forms the best base camp for the important places of the historical important places.