Constructed during the period of the Kadambas in the middle of the 12th century, Kamala Narayana Temple in Belgaum
is a rectangular temple built in classic Kadamba style. It consists of three cells containing the idols of Narayana
and Lakshmi-Narayana with Lakshmi
seated on the lap of Vishnu. The temple also preserves the idols of Garuda
, Maruti and Kamala, the queen of the Goa Kadamba. The walls surmounted by terraced pyramidal towers are decorated with imposing figures. There is a marvellous display of carvings on the pillars of the long mandapa connecting the cells.
Belgaum can be reached by road and rail. At Bangalore is the nearest railway station and airport.