Like numerous other Hoysala temple, this temple too is built on a raised platform. It is a temple with three shrines (Trikuta), Lord Janardhana, Lord Keshava and Lord Venugopala. However, the one shrine of Lord Keshava is missing at present. From Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), the distance of this wonderful temple is about 137 KM.
October-March is the most favourable and conducive time span in a year for visiting the temple. Shivanasamudra falls, which is a great tourist magnet, is located only 50 km away from the Somnathpur Temple. The central wall space is indeed the highlighting element or factor of the Somnathpur Temple. The temple is undoubtedly a must visit one for anyone having a good taste in historical and archaeological structures.