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The west coast style of south India starts from here. The roofs of the buildings are steep since it rains heavily in the western Ghats. They are mostly wooden constructions as in Kerala. In Karnataka , stone structures are prominent. This temple also has a pathway around the shrine and has a simple sloped roof. The outside wall is made is made of stone lattice work. There are magnificent Vijayanagara style decorations at the entrance.


There are some jain temples in the old Bhatakal town. The Chandranatha temple is in the new town. The sloped roofs of the shrine continue lengthwise and in the front a Mana stambha has been designed. There is a two - floored turret facing the stamba, which is also different. The open pillared corridor only around the shrine are a rarity.


Bhatkal Nearest Attraction

Shimsha River
Shimsha is a river that flows in the state of Karnataka, India. It is one of the tributaries of the river Kaveri, which is one of the major rivers of South India. The river originates in the southern part of the Devarayanadurga hill in the Tumkur district of Karnataka and flows for about 221 km. before joining the river Kaveri....more
Kaggaladu Heronry Sanctuary
A nondescript village in Tumkur district wakes up each year to the raucous cries and colourful plumage of painted storks and grey herons as they nest on old tamarind trees amidst the houses. This is the only place in Karnataka where these species nest side by side.....more
Markonahalli Dam
A large minor irrigation project dam built in 1942 by the British.Markonahalli Dam is a dam built across the river Shimsha in the Kunigal Taluk of Tumkur district. It was built by Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the king of Mysore under the guidance of his Diwan, Sir M Visweswaraiah.Constructed across river Shimsha.....more