This church has been built by French Missionaries in 1860 on the bank of Hemavathi River near Hassan. The place is an example for relocation of civilization due to the development of Dam. On 1960s government decided to construct a Dam named Gorur Dam across Hemavathi river for irrigation purpose. Villagers were relocated to nearby villages but the church remains there as a reminiscence. Every year as the monsoons fill up the reservoir, the church retires to the submerged world and as the water level recedes it emerges in all its glory. The skeleton has a mysterious charisma that makes your jaw down at the first glimpse. The church is preserved European architectural beauty that you can see on the ruins and one can make out the complete structure by filling the missing pieces of puzzle. Now the place is famous for scenic photography especially for Models and Film makers. The place is 200 Km away from Bangalore. Do not miss the place if you are visiting to Sakleshpur and Chikmangalore.