Jamia Masjid was built by Tipu Sultan, its architecture and interior design is fascinating.
Ashoka Siddapura is an important archeological site where emperor Ashoka's edits were found. Nearby is Ramagiri, a hillock that has mythical associations with the epic c Ramayana. A temple dedicated to Rameshwara built in 926 A.D. is found here.
Brahmagiri village is the ancient site of Ishila, one of emperor Ashoka's provincial capitals. His earliest rock edicts in Brahmi script and Prakrit language (3 BC) containing Kannada words were discovered here.
Chandravalli is an ancient archeological site where painted pottery and coins from the Shatavahana Empire and prehistoric times were discovered. The rock inscription of King Mayurasharma dated 450 A.D. found here gave historians much information about Karnataka's first Kannada kingdom.
Hiriyur situated on the right bank of Vedavathi River is famous for its Tirumalleshawara temple. The temple has impressive lofty gopura and the ceiling of the main hall is painted with scenes from the Shivapurana and Ramayana.
Jogimatti Hill Station
The fortified town was built by the Kadamba dynasty. This place is also famous for textiles, particularly sarees known as Molakalmuru Sarees.
Neerthadi is famous for Ranganathaswamy Temple built in Vijayanagar style.
Vani Vilas Sagar
This place is also known as Mari Kanive, an artificial lake (Reservoir) built by the Mysore Maharaja across the river Vedavathi. The reservoir has two mantapas.
Thamatekallu has ancient rock inscription and the oldest virgallu or hero stone inscription in Karnataka.
Holalkere is well known for its 10th century Jain settlement and a 9 ft. tall statue of Bala Ganapathi, a child form of Hindu god Ganapathi.
Doddahottrangappa Hill has a Ranganathaswamy temple on top of a hillock which is a trekkers' paradise.
Halu Rameshwara near Hosadurga is quite known for the temple & well. The temple well has white coloured water (looks like milk).