Kolanupaka temple is famous as the jain temple of Mahavira , 2000 years old, having 1.5 meters high image of Mahavira. Kolanupaka became the second capital of the Kalyani Chalukyas in the 11th century. During this period the village was a religious centre of Jains, and ranks with other great Jain centers in the south.
The memorial stones have been preserved well for the last thousand years by the people. Besides the famous Jain temple, there are other temples like the Shri Veeranarayana temple and Shri Someshwara temple. The Kolanupaka site museum is yet another attraction of this place