Karkala – A famous centre of Jainism, the world famous Bahubali stands erect on the Gomateshwara Betta. There are other temples like Anantashayana, Gopalakrishna, Veerabhadra, and Venkataramana.
Attur – The historical Attur church is famous here. There is a Vishnu temple too.
Bajagoli – In the month of February every year, a local sport called Kambala (bullock Race) is held here.
Nandalike – The birthplace of poet Muddanna. His memorial is also built there. Mahalingeshwara temple is well known.
Vaaranga – This is an important Jain centre. The Chaturmukha basadi is located in midst of a lake. There are many other basadis too.
Jomlutirtha – On the auspicious day of Ellu amavasya, hundreds and thousands of people come to have a dip in the waterfall here.
Kudlutirtha – This is an ideal place for a nature lovers.
Someshwara – The Someshwara sanctuary well known. Someshwara, a hamlet in Karkala taluk, is about 40 Kms, from Karkala on Mangalore- Karkala-Agumbe Road. It lies at the foot of the Western Ghats.
Someshwara is at the opening of the ghat.
Venur – The 35 feet tall Gomateshwara statue is famous. Other places of interest are Shanthinatha Basadi and Thirthankara Basadi.
Agumbe – Approximately 32 kms from Tirthahalli is the captivating town of Agumbe, situated atop a ghat head. Receiving the highest rainfall in Karnataka, this suburb has many scenic delights to offer. The glorious sunset is the main attraction of this place. Other places of interest include the Gopalakrishna temple and the Observatory maintained by the Meteorological Survey of India.