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Honnemardu – For The Adventurous At Heart


Honnemardu is a wonderful getaway for those who love a taste of adventure and prefer water sports. The small village is located on the slopes of a hill close to the Honnemardu reservoir. The village is located in the Shimoga district and lies 379 kilometers from Bangalore.

Some Snippets About The Place

Honnemardu derived its name from the Honne tree. However, the literal meaning of 'Honnemardu' is 'Golden Lake'. This is perhaps a reference to the fact that Honnemardu is located on the backwaters of the Sharavathi river.

Tourist Places In And Around Honnemardu

One of the major attractions at Honnemardu is the island located in the middle of the reservoir. Overnight camping facilities are available here. The freshwater swimming pool and the huge forest area allow campers to indulge in rafting, swimming, and trekking. Nature walks through the forests give glimpses of several varieties of birds here.

A trip to Honnemardu would be incomplete without a visit to the Jog Falls. The 829-feet waterfall has its source in the Sharavathi River and is present in the same district. The Dabbe Falls, which is around 30 kilometers from Jog falls, is also a must see.

How To Reach Honnemardu

The nearest railway station to Honnemardu is Shimoga. It is also possible to drive down from Bangalore. Local transport available includes coracles - a kind of boat and buses.

Best Time To Visit Honnemardu

The best time to visit the destination is during the autumn season.

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How to Reach Honnemardu

  • By Road
    KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) buses connect Honnemaradu to nearby towns and cities. The state transportation buses are available at regular intervals from Bangalore and Shimoga for Honnemaradu.
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  • By Train
    The nearest railway station to Honnemaradu is Talaguppa, which is situated at a distance of about 12 km. Talaguppa is connected to Bangalore and Shimoga, from where travellers can hire cabs or take buses to reach Honnemaradu.
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  • By Air
    Bajpe Airport, Mangalore is the nearest domestic airport, situated at a distance of about 233 km from Honnemaradu. Bangalore International Airport is located at a distance of about 380 km and connects Honnemaradu with major European, Asian and American countries, along with all the major Indian cities.
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