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These temples are built inside individual caves that come in different sizes and shapes. The right end of the Gangadhareswara temple presents an ancient pavilion built by the Hoysala dynasty which bears elaborate wall carvings and pillars. This pavilion takes the visitors to a Nandi statue seated at the gateway. A few step journey, unveils Olakala Theertha, a spot where river Ganga visibly flows above the rocks. Most of the devotees come here to wash off their sins. The area near this spot is quite vast compared to others; hence it houses small stalls for quick bites and drinks. Reaching almost towards the peak, one could spot Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvathi, and Nandi idol from a distance, as they are huge. Hence quite clear even from a view of 500 meters distance. It takes almost two hours to complete the journey of reaching the hilltop. A visit to the spot is not advised during the rainy season, as the rock terrains turn slippery making the trek even more dangerous. Summers are also too harsh to handle; hence, the winter season is ideal for visiting the shrine and experiencing nature’s charm.