Shettihalli Church Hassan Tourist Place

Consider a Shettihalli church Hassan built by French Missionaries in the 1860s. Consider a reservoir built by government in the 1860s. Awesome Historical place to visit. And this is covered by Hemavathi rivers, it’s reaching to Gorur Dam & about 20 km far from my native place Sakaleshpur.

Shettihalli Church Hassan


Shettihalli Rosary Church Side View

Shettihalli Church, was built by French Missioners in 1860 and represents the Gothic Architecture. The water has depleted its structure but not the peace and serenity of the place. During Monsoons, the church gets submerged, post monsoon as the water level descends, the church emerges out. Even when the church is half under the water, you can go near it on a coracle.


Shettihalli Church Inside View

During my graduation in 2010, all my native friends were saying that there was an old church in center of the river, then decided to visit this place without fail during my college holidays and after sometimes I went along with my friends by bikes, we were around 10 people with 5 bikes via Rarakoppalu, Magge and then Channapura crossed, have to take right direction from Channpura it’s about 10 KMs.

When we entered to Bridge, which is the largest bridge I saw in Hassan district, very nice with clean, completely different than compared to all other existed bridges. Whatever, I would like to say Thanks for this bridge constructor. Firstly we had spent some time near a bridge and there was hot with wonderful breezing. I never felt this happy before in any of places I have visited. From there I saw the Rosary old church but was looking like a small broken building.


Shettihalli Rosary Church Right side View

After sometimes we all went by bike near to the church, there is a small path for bike and small 4 wheeler also can drive. I felt very sad after seeing that ruining church, then I asked someone farmer was working out there about the church and he told me that this happened because of the flood around 30 years back. Already there were few visitors was taking photos and looking at the walls, I went inside and did the same. Since it was my first visit to Shettihalli Church, I was very much excited to see completely and to know what has happened to this church. From then whenever I will take my friends and family to this place and spend some time. It feels relaxed. I am sure; you will visit again and again if you visit the place.


Shettihalli Rosary Church Evening View

Advice for Shettihalli Church Visitors:

  • Don’t go for swimming in the river it’s very dangerous. Many people have died because of fishing nets
  • Don’t stay after 6 pm, because there will be full of dark and no lights. It’s dangerous to stay after sunset
  • Please maintain the cleanness, don’t throw wastage’s. Keeping this place clean is essential to the visitors and they will continue maintaining.

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7 Responses

  1. Anuj says:

    This is very useful information shared here. I am really thankful for this.

  2. Husain says:

    very nice and good info,, Thanks a lot..

  3. Arvind says:

    Hi I am planning to visit this weekend on 21-07-2018(Saturday). Will it be filled with water or how is it now. Will the view be nice or could i go near the Church, please let me know. Thanks in Advance

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