If you like the less trodden paths or fascinated about ancient temples, here is a scoop! On the way to Belur from Hassan, is a place called Doddagaddavalli known for its 12th century Lakshmi Devi temple. After about 12km from the junction on NH48 at Hassan where you take the deviation to Belur arrives a village called Kalkere. A tourism department's hoarding welcomes you to Doddagaddavalli. Take the village road on your left. It's about a 4km detour to the temple trough the village road through rocky outcropped terrain. This detour probably cost you about an hour plus in your itinerary.