Halasi is also referred as Halsi or Halashi. Erstwhile capital of the Kadambas, the place is dotted with temples and bastis all around the popular Bhuvaraha Narasimha Temple, a huge complex built in the later Chalukyan style. Halasi has groups of monuments like Kalmeswara, Suvarneswara, Ramalingeswara besides the Bhuvaraha temples. It is 14 km from Khanapur and about 25 km from Kittur. It is famous for having been the capital of a branch of Kadamba Dynasty.