The Kukke Subramanya Temple is located on a land mass that is sandwiched between two water bodies – River Kumaradhara and the Darpana Theertha. The Kukke Subramanya Temple is one of the seven Mukti Sthalas of Karnataka.
The Kukke Subramanya Temple main entrance faces west. The pilgrims have to enter and descend a few steps and go around the sanctum to reach its entrance in the east. The Garuda pillar can be seen between the sanctum and the portico entrance. The main idol shows Lord Subrahmanya standing above the Serpents Vasuki and Shesha.
Shrines dedicated to Lord Bhairava, Lakshmi Narasimha, Lord Ganapathi and Umamaheshwara are built around the Kukke Subramanya Temple Complex.