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Honnemardu is a small village and very popular travel destination for adventure tours is nestled along with the backwaters of River Sharavathi near Sagar in Shimoga district.
Honnemardu is a tiny village perched on the hills which overlook the Linganamakki dam. Honnemardu is also known as place of golden sand. It is located at a distance of 15 km from Sagar on the way to Jog Falls, the popular waterfall of India.
Honnemardu is popular for adventure and water sports activities. No matter you are a kid or a senior citizen, Honnemardu offers a wide range of sports and adventure activities for the people of all age group.
Honnemardu is also referred to as Bird Watchers Heaven. It attracts Bird Lovers who can spend countless hours watching as well as trying to spot the huge number of birds in addition to butterflies.
Deep inside the forest, without the small evidence of civilization, Honnemaradu can be described as safe place for die-hard outdoors fanatics and also people who wish for a total relax from city life.
The only habitation at Honnermadu is an eco tourism unit from Bangalore known as The Adventurers who organize for all your adventure tourist activities. They promote a variety of activities such as trekking, camping and water sports such as kayaking, wind surfing, canoeing; coracle water rides in addition to many similar sports activities.
In case you are keen on kayaking in that case you may plan for next holiday at the hill stations of Karnataka, especially Honnemardu. Kayaking at this place is a exceptional experience. Visitors arrive here from different parts of India as well as foreign countries to feel the excitement of Kayaking at Honnemaradu.
The grace the Western Ghats of Karnataka provides to the attraction of Kayaking in Honnemaradu.
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How to get there:
Nearest Airport: Mangalore
Nearest Rail Station: Shimoga, Sagar
Road: Honnemardu is well connected by roads. You can reach Talaguppa first and there you can either trek or hire a jeep to reach Honnemaradu.
Route Map from Bangalore to Honnemardu:
Bangalore - Tumkur - Tiptur - Kadur - Shimoga - Sagar - Talaguppa - Honnemardu
Route Map from Mysore to Honnemardu:
Mysore - Channarayapatna - Kadur - Shimoga - Sagar - Talaguppa - Honnemardu
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