Travellers on a trip to Chikmagalur are advised to visit Ayyanakere Lake, situated 20 km from the town. The lake lies in the Malnad region, amidst calm and beautiful surroundings and is the second largest lake in Karnataka. It was created in the 12th century in order to maintain the fertility of the area.
A pyramid-shaped peak that is located in the vicinity of the reservoir is renowned among tourists. Upon reaching the destination, tourists get a chance to watch the beautiful view of sunrise and sunset.
This site acts as an ideal place for tourists who are interested in recreational activities such as camping and fishing. Tourists who are planning to visit this site can also explore nearby Shakhuni Ranganatha Temple. Ayyanakere Lake is used for irrigation purposes by farmers of nearby regions. According to figures, this lake provides irrigation facility to 21,560 hectares of land.