Lost temples of Karnataka: Rattihalli


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Overview: We set off from Davangere at around 6:30am on Saturday morning and the first place was Rattihalli which is around 62 kms from Davangere. As we entered the Hirekerur Taluk, we were welcomed by a board mentioning that it is the native place of the great Kannada poet Sarvajna. Driving through the beautiful countryside, we reached Rattihalli at around 08:00am. The Kadambeshwara temple in Rattihalli was built by the Kadambas but later taken over by the Chalukyas. It was a simple Shiva temple with not much carvings. It had an old and charming look like the typical Kadamba temples. This was built by the Kadambas of Banavasi and the Rashtrakutas named it Rashtrapalli. The river Kumdavati flows besides the temple completing the picture. This is a little known place and also was off the National Highway so it was calm and quite all around.

How to reach:  Bus: From Bangalore, there are direct buses to Davanagere and Shimoga.
Car/Bike: From Davangere, head on NH4 towards Harihar, after Challagere cross, look out for a byepass road, turn left at the flyover, ask for directions from the villagers, continue on that road to reach Rattihalli via Halageri.
Food/Accommodation: There are very limited options for food near this place.


  1. Beautiful place!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Nice temple , Thanks for sharing .

  3. Wow great places! Never heard of them.

  4. Fascinating architecture, sculpture,statues & stone edicts.The final pic of the serene Kumudvati river surrounded by lush greenery is beautiful & breathtaking.

  5. beautifully captured photos


  6. Beutiful place ... really it Hittalla Gada Maddalla for us..:) thanks for sharing

  7. Beutiful place ... really it Hittalla Gada Maddalla for us..:) thanks for sharing

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  9. Really appreciate your efforts


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