Kuppalli is about 350km from Bengaluru and 278km from Mysuru. 17km from Thirthahalli town. It is famous for Kavishaila, Kavimane and Tunga Bridge. It is the the birthplace and childhood home of the renowned Kannada playwright, God, Legend and poet Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa Sir, Kuvempu Sir. Kavishaila is a rock monument made of megalithic rocks and dedicated to Kuvempu Sir. It is on the top of a small hill in Kuppali. Arranged in a circular fashion. At the centre of this rock monument is the place where Kuvempu Sir was laid to rest after his death and a memorial has been constructed at that location. Near this monument, is a small rock where Kuvempu Sir used to sit and discuss about literature and other topics with his other litterateur friends. A rock containing the etched signatures of Kuvempu Sir, B. M. Srikantaiah and T S Venkannaiah is present near the monument. The scenery around this place is breathtaking. Granite slabs containing engraved poems and quotes of Kuvempu Sir have been placed near the monument