Krauncha Giri is a small settlement in Karnataka, India, about 10 km from Sandur in Bellary District. It is notable for two ancient Hindu temples which are in the same compound, and are both protected monuments. The more famous in religious terms is the Kumaraswami Temple (8th-10th century), believed to be the first abode in south India of Murugan or Karthikeya, the Hindu god of war, son of Parvati and Shiva, and brother of Ganesha. To art historians the Parvati Temple beside it (7th-8th century) is the more unusual in terms of Hindu temple architecture.
How to Reach :
Daily flights are available between Jindal Vijayanagar Airport ( 20 Kms from Sandur ) to Bengaluru and Hyderabad under UDAAN Scheme. Flights are also available to Hubballi Airport which is 180 Kms away from Sandur.
Toranagal is the nearest railway station which is 30 Kms away from Sandur. Daily trains are available from Hubli and Guntakal junctions to Toranagal.
Ballari District is well connected by Bus through state highway and National Highway. Buses are available to all major cities of karnataka from ballari ( 60 Kms from Sandur ) and Hosapete (35 Kms from Sandur).