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"The Land of the Golden Sands"

Honnemaradu Tourism

Honnemaradu is a small cosy village, by the Honnemaradu Reservoir. The site is set in the middle of a valley and a weekend getaway to this place is nothing less than an adventure camp. The little village has very few people, and the only attraction is the water sports done at the Honnemaradu lake. Camping, canoeing or even just relaxing by the lake, Honnemaradu is perfect for a quick getaway. There are other attractions there as well like the Dabbe Falls and the famous Jog Falls are closeby. 

Things to do in Honnemaradu

1. The Honnemaradu Reservoir

The Honnemaradu Reservoir
The Honnemardu lake is a big water reservoir that was created due to the damming of River Sharavathi. The reservoir area used to be a village before the dam was built. Now, post the construction, the (Read More)village is very sparsely populated and the Honnemardu Lake is pretty much the only tourist sight.

2. Dabbe Falls

Dabbe Falls
The Dabbe Falls are smaller waterfalls, closer to Honnemardu. The small, quaint waterfalls are not as majestic as the Jog Falls, but the sight of foaming, white water falling down is a treat to the ey (Read More)es.

3. Rafting in Honnemaradu

Rafting in Honnemaradu
Rafting is a popular activity in Honnemaradu that is available to tourists. This has attracted a lot of thrill-seekers and adventure enthusiasts. All protective measures are looked in to and followed, (Read More) so you can enjoy without any worry of one's safety.

4. Kayaking in Honnemaradu

Kayaking in Honnemaradu
Honnemaradu is a very famous travel destination for adventure lovers and is especially known for its kayaking opportunities on the Sharavathi River backwaters. Tourists flock in from different parts o (Read More)f the country to experience kayaking in Honnemaradu amidst the golden sands and sparkling waters the beautiful town has to offer. Located in the Western Ghats, you will get stunning views of the raw nature that surrounds the river. The most attractive aspect of the place is that it does not limit the number of activities it offers by age. People belonging to any age group can enjoy at the same level.

5. Gademane

Gademane
Gademane is a small town close to Honnemardu. A short 10 km drive will land you in this exciting village/ town. The people of the Deeva community reside here and is home to a particular art form known (Read More) as the Chitra Art. Numerous types of handicrafts, including painted canvases, are available here. the people of the Deeva community are famous for hand painting the walls of their houses.

6. Sagar

Sagar
Sagar City is the closest major city to Honnemardu. The place is very close to Jog Falls and has a lot of dining options, which Honnemardu does not. It is situated near Varadamoola that is the origin (Read More)of the Varada River. One of the major attractions of this place is the Sagar Marikamba Temple. Dedicated to Goddess Durga and its many forms, the small beautiful temple is a treat to the eyes, especially at night.

7. Jog Falls

Jog Falls
The Jog Falls is located a few km from Honnemardu, very close to Sagar. The beautiful waterfall, is actually multiple streams of water falling from an arched hill top.

8. Burude Falls

Burude Falls
Burude Falls is located in the Western Ghats of India, about 20 kilometres away from the quaint town of Siddapur in the northern part of Karnataka. The waterfall is famous for its breathtaking beauty (Read More)and mesmerising surroundings which consist of lush green forests. These forests are a favourite among medium to advanced level trekkers. The waterfall gets frequent local visitors due to its proximity to Siddapur and is famous as a picnic spot. This remote waterfall offers a stunning panoramic view from the top of the Western Ghats.

9. Singadooru Chaundeshwari Temple

Singadooru Chaundeshwari Temple
Close to the Jog Falls is the Singadooru Chamundeshwari Temple. There are various legends surrounding this temple. It is believed that the Goddess Chamundeshwari still lives in the temple and protects (Read More) people from theft and robbery. It is believed that the temple sheltered people from bandits several decades ago.

10. Trekking in Honnemaradu

Trekking in Honnemaradu
The guides from the adventure camps will take you around the lake area on a short trek, depending upon your stamina. The trek will take you from various spots that are particularly conducive to bird w (Read More)atching. The area is flooded with hundreds of bird species, making bird watching a thrilling experience.

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How to Reach Honnemaradu

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The options to reach Honnemaradu are pretty limited because it is a small village. There's no railway station or airport in the city. The nearest airport is the Mangalore Airport and the Bangalore Airport, located at a distance of about 400 km each, while the nearest railway station is Shimoga, at a distance of 80 km. Buses are mostly available from the nearby tourist attraction, Sagar.

How to reach Honnemaradu by flight

The nearest airport to Honnemardu is the Mangalore International Airport, which is nearly 200 kms away. So travelling by plane may be more bothersome than convenient.

How to reach Honnemaradu by road

Travelling by road may take time, due to the drive through the hills. Honnemaradu is nearly 400 km from Bangalore. Regular buses are available from the nearby town of Sagar. However, be sure to check the schedule beforehand, as the bus schedules aren't very strict.

How to reach Honnemaradu by train

Travelling by train is a better option. The nearest station is the Shimoga Railway Station. It is about 100 km away. Getting a bus from Sagar will complete the rest of your travel.

Local transport in Honnemaradu

Being an isolated village, travelling options are scarce. Taxis are mainly arranged for at the Adventure Camp or by one of the few guest houses in the place. Regular buses, however, are available, to and from the city- Mainly to the nearby town, Sagar.

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What is famous about Honnemaradu?

Honnemaradu is a treat to the eyes for all the visitors. A perfect weekend adventure getaway in the lap of nature.

What is not so good about Honnemaradu?

Being a small village, there are not many facilities one can avail while in Honnemaradu. Lodging options and eateries are limited, and transportation means are restricting.

Who should visit Honnemaradu?

People having an eye for the nature and a heart for the adventure, Honnemaradu might just be the best place for you. Weekends can be fantastic for all the people who dare to try the adventure sports in the locality.

What is the best time to visit Honnemaradu?

Like all other South Indian places, Honnemaradu has a hot summer. Travelling to a place like Honnemardu is especially inadvisable during the summers because you will be spending all your time outdoors. The winter season is nice but tends to get chilly around the new year. Hence the two windows- October- December and March- April- serve as the ideal weather to enjoy the adventures Honnemardu entails.
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What is the local food in Honnemaradu?

Honnemaradu has very limited eating options. Majorly all guesthouses have home made food facilities. The adventure camp also provides food at all times. Other than that, restaurants are scant in number.
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What is the best way to reach Honnemaradu?

The options to reach Honnemaradu are pretty limited because it is a small village. There's no railway station or airport in the city. The nearest airport is the Mangalore Airport and the Bangalore Airport, located at a distance of about 400 km each, while the nearest railway station is Shimoga, at a distance of 80 km. Buses are mostly available from the nearby tourist attraction, Sagar.
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What are the things to do in Honnemaradu?

The top things to do in Honnemaradu are The Honnemardu Reservoir, Dabbe Falls, Rafting in Honnemaradu, Kayaking in Honnemaradu, Gademane, Sagar. You can see all the places to visit in Honnemaradu here

What are the places near Honnemaradu?

The top places near to Honnemaradu are Gokarna which is 73 km from Honnemaradu, Jog falls which is located 8 km from Honnemaradu, Murudeshwar which is located 42 km from Honnemaradu, Goa which is located 185 km from Honnemaradu, Kollur which is located 35 km from Honnemaradu

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Kumar Kislay

4 years ago
- The place is a small village. So naturally, all kinds of amenities are highly limited. Be sure to carry some medicines and warm clothes. Though food is easily available, carrying some ready to eat (Read More)packed food items might be a good idea.
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