North of Chaudayyadanapura is the crossroads town of Guttal whose appearance today doesn’t impart justice to its glorious past when it was an important seat of power and ruled by the Guttas, a feudatory of the Chalukyas. Traveling further north one comes across the isolated village of Galaganatha perched on the banks of the Tungabhadra, close to its confluence with the river Varada. The Galageshwara Temple in Galaganatha is one of the tallest temples in the region and dates back to the 10th century. It has a unique pyramidal buttress around the shrine, a very uncommon architectural variation, along with a high open hall supported by rounded pillars. The statues of Vishnu, Saraswati and Surya in the temple are worth mentioning.