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Ayyanakere is located at a distance of 18 km north-east of Chikmagalur town. Ayyanakere, the ancient tank is believed to have been constructed by Rukmangada Raya a chieftain of Sakrepatna. Ayyanakere is also called as Dodda Magoda Kere and it is surrounded by high hills.
This tank was renovated later in 1156 A.D. during the Hoysala period; this large tank situated at the eastern base of the Baba Budan range provides irrigation facilities to about 1,500 hectares of land.
On a hillock there is the Prasanna Balleshvara shrine with Hoysala sculptures of Ganapathi, Surya, Krishna, Ambika, etc.
How to get there:
Nearest Airport: Bangalore International Airport
Nearest Railhead: Kadur
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