Kalasa, also known as the temple town, located in Chikkamagaluru district in Karnataka. It has an ancient Kalaseshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple brings fame to Kalasa. The beautiful city lies on the banks of the Bhadra River. The reasons behind the birth of the place are both mythological and etymological. It is surrounded by a rainforest and is a perfect place for a nature getaway.