Kamalashile is located at a distance of 35km from Kundapura in Udupi district. Kamalashile is surrounded by beautiful mountains and evergreen forests with the river Kubja flowing by the side of it.
Kamalashile is famous for its ancient Sri Brahmi Durgaparameshwari temple located in heart of the village. The name Kamalashile takes after the stone Linga. Goddess Sri Brahmi Durgaparameshwari is worshiped in the form of a Linga, which is said to be convergence of Goddesses Mahakali, Maha Lakshmi and Maha Saraswathi.
In the year 1968, flood water from the river Kubja inundated the temple and the water level rose to about 20 feet and the wall towards the river collapsed. Later in the year 1990 the entire temple was rebuilt. Wood used in construction of the entire temple are Halasu and Bhogi only
A special Pooja is performed every evening called as "Salaam Pooja" as a tribute to the Muslim rulers Hyder Ali and his son Tippu Sultan and the practice has been there for a long time.