A small town in the Haveri District, this was once the glorious capital of the Rashtrakuta Kings. After the downfall of the Rashtrakuta Empire, the empire moved from the hands of one dynasty to the other before it was occupied by the sultans and then the British. This place is well mentioned in ancient Jain scripts and this is evidence enough to prove that this is also a Jain centirc area. The two main temples here are the Nagareshwar Temple for the Hindus and a Jain Temple too. The Bankapur Peacock Sancturay is a popular tourist attraction too.