Rosary Church, Shettihalli Church, Submerged Church, Hasssan Church

Rosary Church in Shetihalli is an abandoned church on the banks of river Hemvathy. This church was built in 1860 by French Missionaries. In 1960, after the Hemavati Dam was built, during monsoon season, the Shetihalli church gets submerged in water. When the water levels rises very high, all except the spire gets submerged in water.

Shettihalli Rosary Church View from the Hemavathi Reservoir, near Hassan
Shettihalli Rosary Church View from the Hemavathi Reservoir, near Hassan.

The Shetihalli Rosary church was constructed with bricks and mortar in Gothic style of Architecture. The magnificent church ruins are very popular with tourists, who flock to the area during Monsoon season. The beautiful French Arches, with the dam reservoir waters around, will make you spellbound. The church is one among the beautiful churches in India.

How Do I Go To Rosary Church near Shetihalli?

Rosary Church is situated at a distance of 22 kilometers from Shetihalli near Hassan in Karantaka state. Bangalore is at around 200 kilometers from Shetihalli. Shetihalli town is well connected by roads. There are buses which drop you near Shetihalli Rosary church area.

When to Visit the Rosary Church?

Rosary Church gets submerged in waters during July to October. You can go that time to get the view of the submerged church. The Rosary church at Shettihalli emerges in all its glory during December to May, when the water level recedes. Its best to visit the church twice; once during each season.

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