Aihole has been a part of Hindu mythologies. It has a natural axe-shaped rock on the Malaprabha river bank north of the village, and a rock in the river shows a footprint. People also believe that this place has great significance in Ramayana. It is connected to rishi gautama and ahilya event in the epic. This is the reason that the place is called Aihole.
In total, there are over 150 Hindu, Jain and Buddhist monuments, and archaeological discoveries, dating from the 4th to 10th century CE, in addition to pre-historic dolmens and cave paintings that are preserved at the Pattadakal-Badami-Aihole site. The tiny village of Pattadakal is situated on the banks of the Malaprabha river.
Kudalasangama in India is an important center of pilgrimage for Lingayats. The Krishna and Malaprabha River rivers merge here and flow east towards Srisaila Andhra Pradesh. The Aikya Mantapa or the holy Samādhi of Basavanna, the founder of the Lingayat sect of Hindu religion along with Linga, which is believed to be self-born .
The Almatti Dam is a hydroelectric project on the Krishna River,The Almatti Dam is the main reservoir of the Upper Krishna Irrigation Project; the 290 MW power station is located on the right side of the Almatti Dam.