May 24, 2024

8 Things to do at Honnemaradu – The Land of Adventure & Golden Lake!!  

If you’re looking for a place to unwind, head to Honnemaradu.

This quaint village that overlooks the Linganamakki Dam in the Sagara town of Shivamogga district is a place where you can find peace from the pressures and stresses of everyday life. The village is located on the riverbanks of the Sharavathi, which is surrounded by forest. The waters are calm and serene, and you’ll find yourself swept up by the serenity.

There’s no better time than now to spend some time in this beautiful village—so take a trip there today! Honnemaradu is around 400 km from Bengaluru. 

8 Things to do at Honnemaradu

1. Jog Falls 

Jog Falls is the second-largest waterfall plunge in India. The highest waterfall in Karnataka. It is located around 20 km from honnemaradu—a must-visit waterfall in Karnataka. 

jog falls, sagara

2. Honnemaradu – The Land of Adventure Activities

At the heart of the beautiful town of Honnemaradu lies the pristine and serene water dam surrounded by hills, forests, and golden sands. In addition to this, when you experience kayaking in Honnemaradu, you will be in awe of the beauty of nature. This is a place you should head for the ultimate camping experience. Also, you can try rafting and canoeing. 

kayaking at honnemaradu

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3. The Golden Lake

Honnemaradu Reservoir

honnemaradu golden lake

The reservoir was created due to the damming of River Sharavathi, and this resulted in a reservoir that looks like a water bed spread over an area of 350 sq. km. The lake is filled with clear water that reflects the surrounding forests and hills, creating a fantastic view.

The calmness of this place makes you feel at peace while you enjoy the incredible views and listen to the gentle ripples on the shore and birds chirping on the trees around you.

4. Aghoreshwara Temple 

At a distance of 6 km, Ikkeri is a small town famous for the Aghoreshwara Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the most famous temples in Karnataka. The Keladi rulers built the Aghoreshwara Temple in the 16th century AD. The temple’s beautiful architecture is noted for its intricate design

aghoreshwara temple ikkeri

5. Trekking at Honnemaradu 

With the help of a local guide, you can go for a short trek. 

6. Dabbe Falls 

Hidden away amid lush green forests, this waterfall is a sight to behold. The mesmerizing waterfalls, ignored by many tourists, remains a little-known treasure, located just 15 km from the town.

dabbe falls

7. Sigandur Chowdeshwari Temple

When you travel 11 kilometres away from the town, you’ll find the holy temple Sigandur Chowdeshwari. It’s an important pilgrimage site for those who worship the mighty goddess, Chamundeshwari. People believe that Chamundeshwari still lives in the temple and protects people from theft and robbery.

8. Gademane 

Gademane is a small town located close to the Honnemardu lake. It is about a 10 km drive from Honnemaradu and people of the Deeva community here.

The Deeva community is famous for its art form, the Chitra Art. There are various types of handicrafts available here, including painted canvases, and the people of the Deeva community are famous for hand painting the walls of their houses. 

Visiting this place leaves you spellbound by the way they use their imagination to depict abstract concepts through their paintings.

So have you started planning to visit this place??

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