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Horanadu is a quaint little village boasting of pristine nature in and around. It is most famous for the Goddess Annapoorneeshwari Temple and its beautiful sights. It lies in Malnad, about 330 km from Bangalore and 136 km from Mangalore.
The area is covered in thick vegetation and gives it a beautiful setting. The town of Horanadu being agriculture centric, is rich in tea, coffee and spice plantations. One can purchase these in bulk at much cheaper rates than those found in cities. On the way to Horanadu, you'll find Kukke Subrahmanya, Dharmasthala, Sringeri, Udupi Krishna temple and Kollooru Mookaambike. One must stop to explore these temples and enjoy the scenic beauty on the way
- Prefer using bottled water for drinking purposes.- Since there is no meter for vehicles here, take help of a local to negotiate prices for rickshaws as well as cabs or private vehicles hired for an entire day- For the temple, men are required to remove their shirt and vests before entering the temple. There are no rules for women but traditional outfits are preferable
Beautiful temples which are rich in history. Easy to reach. Accommodation can be found easily. Well-connected to major cities of Karnataka.
Not many places for local sightseeing except temples. Not as lively as other South Indian cities. Limited options in cuisine. If you are coming from North India, it can be difficult to adjust here due to different culture and dialect.
If you are interested in exploring the religious side of Karnataka, then Horanadu is for you. This place can also appeal to those people who like to see the architecture and structure of different temples.
Horanadu is well-connected with other major cities through roadways. It does not have an airport or railway station of its own. However, due to good connectivity, it is easy for tourists to reach H... (Read More)
Answer: There are 2 distinct routes from Dharmasthala to Horanadu Annapoorneshwari temple. One route is to take the National Highway 73 of the Charmadi Ghat and then switch to the State Highway 66 & 106. The second route is by the State Highway 37 till Bajegoli, Solapur Mangalore National Highway 169 and then switch to State Highway 66 to reach Horanadu Annapoorneshwari.
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