Hemavati Reservoir was constructed in 1981 across the river Hemavati
. The reservoir is situated at 12°4'N and 76°3'E at an elevation of 840 m above mean sea level. Hemavati originates from the Western Ghats
at Bellalarayanadurga in Chikmagalur District
. This place is a lovely picnic spot.
Gorur is around 20 km from Hassan. Nearby attractions are Halebid, Sharavanabelagola and Belur.