Bankapura Nageshwar Temple
Nageshwar temple is located around 22 km from Haveri town in Bankapura of Shimoga taluk. Nageshwar temple located around 45 km from Hubli - Dharward. The Bankapura fort contains the Ranganatha Nagareshwara temple along with a beautiful mosque which was perhaps built with the same material of the fort after destroyed by invasion of Adil Shah in 1567.
The eye catching 66 pillared Nagareshwar temple in Bankapura is in impressive Bankapur fort area. The fort area comprises 139.10 acres (0.5629 sq. km) of land of, which 52.10 acre is reserved for the popularly known Mayura Vana, the abode of the peacocks for three decades.