Situated in the dense woods of the Western Ghats, the Gagamoola Hill is known as the origin point of three main rivers of the state namely Bhadra, Netravati and Tunga. There is a small cave temple situated here in which an idol of Goddess Bhagavathi is placed with that of Varaha which is 1.8 m high and is a major religious attraction in the region. Located at a height of 1459 m above sea level, the hill is also referred as the VarahaParvatha. Sharing its border with the Kudremukh National Park, the hill range is also home to some of the rarest species of birds. It is also a part of World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO.