Hooli has so many temples; every temple has its own well. Even at remotest location on the hills has couple of temples.
Hooli is about 9 kms from Saundatti.
One of the oldest village in the Belgaum District, it is famous for Panchaligeswara temple. Some of the other ruined temples waiting for conservation and restoration. On the outskirts of Hooli is the Trikuteshwara Temple.
Various temples at Hooli:
Architecture of the Hooli Panchalingeshwar Temple is to be adored. It is a protected monument comes under Archeological Survey of India. Earlier people during summer afternoon they used to resting in the shade of this temple. Because the temple is made of stone, it is unbelievably cool even in the scorching summer.
Other than Panchalingeshwara Temple, Hooli has many other old temples; most of them are now in ruins due to negligence. One is amazed by the sculptures and carvings on stone. Most of the temples have their floor dug up for the hunt for treasure.
Other temples at Hooli are Andhakeshwara Temple, Bhavnisankara Temple, Kalmeshwara Temple, Kashi Vishwanatha Temple, Madaneshwara Temple, Suryanarayan Temple, Tarkeshwara Temple, Hooli sangameshwar ajjanavaru, Beerdevar temple Hooli.
Shivakashi Valley seems to be a place which was once densely covered by trees. At this location you can find the marks left by monsoon springs and waterfalls. Based on stories heard from village elders there used to be tigers once upon a time. Stories were told where some village folks hunted them off decades ago. The location otherwise is dotted with few temples and well. Tigers may have disappeared, but you will still be lucky to find monkeys eating the figs from few remaining trees.
How to Reach: Catch a NWKRTC bus from Belgaum to Nargund via Yargatti & Manoli.
Thanks Vijay Lingayat for the link.