Chandramouleshwara Temple is an ancient 900-year-old temple built in the Badami Chalukyan era. Chandramouleshwara Temple lies on the banks of the Unkal lake beside the Nrupatunga Hills in the Hubli-Dharwad city. The temple is located at a distance of 5 kms from Hubballi.

Lord Shiva being the main deity of temple, it houses two big Shivalingas and two Nandi statues at the entrance of the temple. Out of two shiva lingas, one of them is the 'Chaturmugha Linga' which is the four faced Shiva linga, one of the features that make the temple stand out among the various Lord Shiva temples in the state.

Unlike other Shiva temples in the North Karnataka region, the Chandramouleshwar Temple has four doors in as many directions, altogether accounting for twelve doors in the temple. Another spectacular feature of the temple architecture is the dancing Lord Ganesh and the Jaladhara images on the walls of the temple. The walls and the pillars adorn the designs of the Chalukyan architecture and is sculpted of black granite stones.

According to the Legend, the temple was built overnight by a group of anonymous artisans and sculptors. Since the temple was constructed in a night, and as the artisans couldn't finish the whole work in one night, the temple structure is incomplete. Unlike other temples, the temple doesn't have a gopura. The walls are about 20-25 feet high. First 15 feet is done using red stones and top portion is done using green stones. This gives temple a rare and beautiful look.

The presence of two 12th-century stone inscriptions in Unkal village implies that the temple belongs to 11th or 12th century. There are houses on all sides of the temple. One has to enter the temple through a narrow lane. The surroundings hide the beautiful temple from the eyes of world. It's alluring sculptures and appealing carving and the serene location of the Unkal Lake makes an ideal picnic spot for tourists and attracts many art lovers to the temple.

It can be visited any time during the year. And special puja is organised during Shivrathri in February to March. The temple is open from timings: 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM.