Unkal is one of the areas which come under Hubli-Dharwad. It is on the old Pune - Bangalore high way NH4.
The architectural style that developed in this part is known as the Chalukyan style . Certainly not solely because of their faith in religion.
Perhaps they wanted to overawe their enemies and subjects with an enormous show of wealth and power, represented by these temples. Or perhaps they wanted to impress their subjects with a show of love for the religion. Or perhaps they wanted to atone for the sins they had committed by killing innumerable innocent people in the bloody wars they fought. The temples were built by teams of architects, artists, sculptors and masons, who remain anonymous.
Images of Dancing Lord Ganesha, 'jaalandhra' at Chandramouleshwara Temple are really beautiful.
Exactly opposite you can locate the very beautiful Nrupatunga betta.
Chandramouleshwara Temple is very near to Unkal circle and Unkal Lake (on Old NH4 Between Hubli and Dharwad).
Unkal Lake is one of the water sources of Hubli-Dharwad and also a picnic spot.