Set in the backdrop of the Western Ghats
in verdant green surroundings, Halasi is known for its ancient temples and a fort. It was the second capital of the kadambas of Banavasi. There is a huge temple dedicated to Bhuvaraha Narasimha with tall images of Varaha
. Other places of interest include ancient temples of Gokarneshswara, Kapileshwara, Swarneshwara and Hatakeshwara.