This is a small temple town near Sagar in the Shimoga District. This was once the capital of the keladi Kingdom which was ruled by the Keladi Nayakas. They were the feudatories of the Vijayanagara Kingdom. After the decline of the Vijayanagara Empire, they formed their own empire and ruled till they were attacked and the region was captured by Hyder Ali. The two most famous rulers of this dynasty were Shivappaka Nayaka and Chennamma. The nearby attractions are the Rameshwara Temple, Jog Falls, Ikkeri, Varadamoola and others.