Honnemaradu (a place of golden sand)

Honnemaradu (a place of golden sand) is a tourist place situated on the back waters of River Sharavathi.It is popular among water sports enthusiasts as a site for kayaking, windsurfing and other similar sports. It is in Sagara taluk, Karnataka about 15 km from Sagara on the way to Jog Falls, 12 km from Talaguppa and 392 km from Bangalore.

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With reservations, visitors in groups of at least 12 can stay overnight, with facilities for food, shelter and equipment rentals nearby.Honnemaradu is full of adventurer’s delight and offers a wide range of activities for everyone from the school children to the young at heart 60 year old.

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Honnemaradu is a small village perched on the hills that overlook the Linganamakki Reservoir. The reservoir is also known as Honnemaradu after the village. In the middle of this huge water body there is a small island that attracts the campers. In addition to the various adventure activities, Honnemaradu is also a birdwatchers paradise and one can spend endless hours watching and trying to identify the large variety of birds and butterflies.

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Honnemaradu, a heaven for water sports, is tucked away in the lush greenery of the Western Ghats along the Sharavathi backwaters. Encompassing an area of 50 km by 80 km, this reservoir stretches as far as the eye can see. One of the few places that cater exclusively to water sports, Honnemaradu or “Golden Lake” has some of the most spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset.

Ettina Bhuja

Ettina Bhuja is a hill near mudigere which looks like Ox’s hump. The trek to Ettina Bhuja is  is about 4.5 -5 hours. Travellers usually climb from Shishila (near Dharmashtala) and get down from the other side to reach mudigere.

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Most of the climb is inside the dense forest, so always carry first aid kit, and protection from leeches and also some safety measures. Drinking Water can be a problem, so it is better to carry enough water before starting the trek. There is a stream before the climb starts near Shishila and 1 km before the top.

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We can stay and take rest near the peak. Mudigere – Kottigehara route is just 2 kms away from the peak. So before starting the trek plan accordingly and arrange a guide for the trek,  as the forest is very dense there might be chance of going missing and also it’s not safe to trek  without the guide.

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Travellers Diary recommends everyone to visit this place in winter, the best time to view the clouds pass by and great time to witness the Western Ghats range.

 

Chiklihole

Chiklihole reservoir in Coorg is located in between Madikeri and Kushalnagar and is roughly around 15 kms from Kushalnagar and Madikeri and the bonus is, it’s near to Dubare. The best part at Chicklihole is the sunset. It’s an amazing place to view the sunset amidst the Kaveri River and greenery around.

Antara Gange

Antara Gange is a mountain situated in the Shathashrunga mountain range in the southeastern portion of the Indian state of Karnataka. Antara Gange literally means “Ganges from deep” in Kannada.

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It is about two miles from the town of Kolar and seventy kilometers from Bangalore. Antara Gange is famous for the temple situated on the mountain.

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In the temple is a pond which gets a continuous flow of underground water from the mouth of a Basava (stone bull). There is a steep, narrow path to the top of the mountain. There are seven villages on this mountain, including Therhalli. The mountain consists of granite rocks and lot of caves

Avalanche Lake

Avalanche Lake is an important tourism destination in the Nilgiris district 21km from ooty. The lake is surrounded by a rolling landscape with blooming flowers like magnolias, orchids and rhododendrons. Tourists can traverse beside the lake through winding paths around the lake.Tourists visiting the lake can also engage themselves in Trout fishing. A trout hatchery is established near the lake, from where visitoras can get fishing rods and other fishing accessories required for trout fishing. The lake is also used by tourists as a camp site wherein they pitch tents near the lake. Other tourist activities in the area include rafting across the lake and trekking the nearby hilly regions like Upper Bhavani where there are thick forests and untouched wild habitats.