Places to Visit Near Horanadu

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Places to Visit Near Horanadu

Here is the list of 14 Places to Visit Near Horanadu

1. Madikeri, Karnataka - A picturesque getaway down south

Madikeri, Karnataka - A picturesque getaway down south
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Known For : Abbey Falls Talacauvery Namdroling Monastery

Generally covered as a part of trips to Coorg, Madikeri is a hill town in Karnataka with vast coffee plantations, lush forests and misty hills, all culminating into a breathtaking view. Located in Kodagu District at around 6 hours from Bengaluru between Mysore and Mangalore, Madikeri is a perfect weekend getaway. There is no pollution, no noises to hurt your ears and the cool breeze that accompanies you throughout makes your trip memorable.

Distance from Horanadu: 191 km

Best Time: February to September

19 Madikeri Attractions

2. Kukke Subramanya, Karnataka

Kukke Subramanya, Karnataka
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Known For : Kukke Subramanya Temple Sringeri Mutt Kumara Parvatha Trek

Known for the Subramanya temple with Subramanya, lord of all serpents as the deity, Kukke Subramanya is a village with beautiful landscapes all around. Placed on the banks of the river Kumaradhara, this village is a pleasant mix of natural beauty and religious sanctity. Its unparalleled and abundant natural endowment makes it a popular tourist destination. It is mostly well known for its religious attractions, with a quite a few temples in the area. It is also a tourist spot owing to the lush green forests, rivers and the mountains that surround these temples.

Distance from Horanadu: 136 km

Best Time: July to March

10 Subramanya Attractions

3. Chikmagalur, Karnataka - The coffee land of Karnataka

Chikmagalur, Karnataka - The coffee land of Karnataka
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Known For : Baba Budangiri Mullayanagiri Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

Famously known as the ‘Coffee Land of Karnataka’, Chikmagalur is situated in the foothills of the Mullayangiri Range in Karnataka and stands at an altitude of 3400 feet. If you love the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the mornings, you are going to love Chikmagalur, which has a perpetual fragrance of coffee lingering in the air. Famous for its tall mountains, lush green forests and its tranquil environment (apart from its coffee production), Chikmagalur is a very popular tourist destination and is a quaint getaway from the busy life of the city.

Distance from Horanadu: 88 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

22 Chikmagalur Attractions

4. Mangalore, Karnataka - Karnataka's Port City

Mangalore, Karnataka - Karnataka's Port City
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Known For : Panambur Beach Kudroli Temple St Aloysius Chapel

Located between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, the port city of Mangalore or Mangaluru is known for its swaying coconut palms, beautiful beaches and temple architecture. It is also an important industrial, commercial, educational and healthcare hub of the state of Karnataka. Despite the growing commercialisation, it provides a quick and soothing getaway from the city hustle bustle and yet preserves just the right amount of the urban glitter.

Distance from Horanadu: 125 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

28 Mangalore Attractions

5. Dharmasthala, Karnataka - The land of Charity

Dharmasthala, Karnataka - The land of Charity
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Known For : Dharmasthala Temple Bahubali Statue Netravathi River Barrage

Popularly known as the Land of Charity, Dharmasthala is a beautiful temple town with a blend of heritage, culture and religion.
Situated on the banks of Nethravathi river in Karnataka, it's popularly known as a pilgrim site for the Shaiva, Vaishnava and Jaina communities. Dharmasthala Temple is a major tourist attraction which hosts 'Lakshadeepa' - a festival of lights that takes place in November - December. Another prime attraction here is the Bahubali statue, carved out of a single stone and 39 ft high.

Distance from Horanadu: 89 km

Best Time: October to March

8 Dharmasthala Attractions

6. Halebidu, Karnataka - A glorious sparkling ruin

Halebidu, Karnataka - A glorious sparkling ruin
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Known For : Belur Hoysaleswara Temple Yagachi Dam

Halebid (or Halebidu) is a city located in the Hassan district of Karnataka state. Formerly known as Dwarasamudra, Halebid is a city with adorned with a beautiful collection of temples, shrines and sculptures. It is also known as the Gem of Indian architecture owing to its sterling Hoysala architecture, its magnificent temple complexes and some stunning Jain sites. Once the majestic capital of the Hoysala empire, the city is in ruins now.

Distance from Horanadu: 111 km

Best Time: October to March

9 Halebidu Attractions

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7. Sringeri, Karnataka - The Abode of Sharadamba

Sringeri, Karnataka - The Abode of Sharadamba
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Known For : Sringeri Mutt Kigga Sharadamba Temple

Commonly known as Sri Kshetra Shringeri, Sringeri is a famed hill town nestled in the Chikkamagaluru District of Karnataka. It is a pilgrimage centre, mainly known for the Sharada Peetham which was built by the great Adi Shankara around the 9th century. According to experts, Adi Shankaracharya stayed here for 12 years and preached his disciples. Packed with numerous temples and ancient relics, Sringeri is a hub for Vedic learning and attract students from different parts of India.

Distance from Horanadu: 44 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

9 Sringeri Attractions

8. Udupi, Karnataka

Udupi, Karnataka
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Known For : St. Mary's Island Malpe Beach Krishna Temple

Udupi is a coastal town in Karnataka, most famous for its vegetarian cuisine and South Indian restaurants all over the country. With carefully carved temples, laidback beaches and unexplored forests, Udupi is also the place where the educational hub of Manipal is located. Situated 60 km. from Mangalore, Udupi is famous for its culture. Surrounded by the Arabian Sea on one side and the Western ghats on the other, this pilgrim centre is the most important city in Karnataka after Bangalore and Mangalore.

Distance from Horanadu: 119 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

20 Udupi Attractions

9. Shravanabelagola, Karnataka - Home of the highest statue of Lord Gomateswara

Shravanabelagola, Karnataka - Home of the highest statue of Lord Gomateswara
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Known For : Gomateshwara Statue Chandragiri Hill Temple Bhandari Basadi Temple

Sravanbelagola is an important Jain pilgrimage centre with a 57 m tall monolithic sculpture of Lord Gomateswara called Bahubali statue as its prime attraction. Located 144 km from Bengaluru in Hassan District of Karnataka, the collection of Jain Temples in Sravanbelagola attracts a number of pilgrims every year. Wedged between Chandigiri and Vindyagiri hills on the side of the tank of town called 'Belagola'. 'Bela' means white and 'kola' means the pond in Kannada. It takes a full day to visit all the monuments.

Distance from Horanadu: 186 km

Best Time: October to Apr

8 Shravanbelagola Attractions

10. Hassan, Karnataka

Hassan, Karnataka
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Known For : Hoysala Temples at Mosale Shettihalli Church Bhagwan Bahubali Statue

Known as the temple-architecture capital of Karnataka, Hassan is located 187 km from Bangalore lying in the Malnad and Maidan districts of Karnataka. The district headquarters of Hassan district in Karnataka, it derives its name from the presiding deity Goddess Hassanamba which in Kanada language mean 'Smiling mother'. The town of ancient structures and monuments, Hassan saw its development as a major seat of Hoysala Empire that ruled major parts of South India.

Distance from Horanadu: 134 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

22 Hassan Attractions

11. Shimoga (Shivamogga), Karnataka

Shimoga (Shivamogga), Karnataka
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Known For : Kodachadri Jog Falls Agumbe

With nature in its full bloom, the town of Shimoga has been a home to several great dynasties and kingdoms. Steeped in rich heritage and culture, this main city of Shimoga District derives its name from the words 'Shiv-Mukha' implying 'Face of Lord Shiva'. Packed with several marvels of nature in form of picturesque landscape, gorgeous waterfalls, mystical temples and lush green surroundings, its raw beauty will leave you absolutely enchanted. Blessed with swaying palms and verdant paddy fields, the place has earned itself a nickname of rice bowl as well as the bread basket of Karnataka.

Distance from Horanadu: 127 km

Best Time: July to December

37 Shimoga Attractions

12. Maravanthe, Karnataka

Maravanthe, Karnataka
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Known For : Padukone Village Kodachadri Maravanthe Beach

Maravanthe is a getaway which can be best described as nature's basket full of mesmerizing picturesque views. A beautiful beach town with white sand spread miles and miles along the coast fetches the beach a nickname of Virgin Beach. The sunset sets the whole place tinted in the shade of sepia just out of a painter's canvas. Studded with several places of excursion, the town is adorned with a stark backdrop of Kodachadri Hills, while Arabian Sea bounds it from one side and Sauparnika River on the other side.

Distance from Horanadu: 178 km

Best Time: October to March

10 Maravanthe Attractions

13. Karkala, Karnataka - The town of Black Stones

Karkala, Karnataka - The town of Black Stones
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Known For : Chaturmukha Basadi Statue of Bahubali (Gomateshwara) Ramasamudra Lake

Karkala is a quaint small town in the Udupi district of Karnataka. With great historical significance, it is blessed with several ancient temples and Jain basadis. Deriving its name from the word 'karikal' meaning 'black stone' it has an abundance of black granite in the area. The town also serves as an important religious centre for Jains and Hindus and has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Distance from Horanadu: 77 km

Best Time: September to March

10 Karkala Attractions

14. Kasargod, Kerala

Kasargod, Kerala
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Known For : Ranipuram Malom Wildlife Sanctuary Ananthapura Lake temple

Kasargod is a small coastal town in Northern Pary of Kerala displaying a delightful blend of various religions, culture and bounty of nature. Blessed with majestic forts, lofty hills, beautiful offbeat backwaters, temples and pristine beaches, the town oozes charm and tranquillity from every aspect. It is gaining popularity among people from nearby cities owing to the presence of luxury resorts. Kasargod is also known for its rich and glorious past, is considered to be home to some of the best-preserved forts in Kerala.

Distance from Horanadu: 188 km

Best Time: September to January

29 Kasargod Attractions

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