Places To Visit

Explore Western Ghats – Visit The Most Enchanting Tourist Places in Chikmagalur & Sakleshpur

Chikmagalur and Sakleshpur are one of the most charming hill stations in Karnataka. With staggering mountains, lush green rain forests, and cascading waterfalls that makes for a majestic destination — a place that would charm every traveler.

Chikmagalur and Sakleshpur are a nature lover’s delight, an adventurer’s humble abode, and a holidayer’s favourite place to rejoice. If you wish to explore the natural wonders of this hilly region, they are easy to reach from the peaceful premises of Mekanagadde Homestay in Chikmagalur and Sakleshpur borders.

Bettada Bhairaveshwara Temple - Pandavar Gudda
Pandavar Gudda – Bettada Byraveshwara Temple

There is a nice motorable road, though steep, leading to the temple. One can also climb up to the temple through steps that have been built.

Ettina Bhuja
Shishila Gudda (Ettina Bhuja)

In the southern belts of Karnataka, you can find the twin trekking sites of Ettina Bhuja and Amedikal. Although the latter is more sought after by seasoned trekkers, it is Ettina Bhuja that has recently been frequented by a host of amateurs and first-timers.

Devaramane Hills

Deveramane is a valley of small small hills and its lush green valleys is a paradise for photographers. A river close by to play around with friends and family.

Magajahalli Waterfalls, Hanbal, Sakleshpur
Magajahalli Waterfalls

Just about 1 km from the village Magajahalli, if you listen carefully as you drive past, you will hear the gurgling sound of a waterfall. If you climb down into the underbush, you will a very nice waterfall cascading for about 20 feet in its glory.

Devarunda Prasanna Rameshwara Temple
Devarunda Prasanna Rameshwara Temple

Devarunda is short in Kannada for “Devaru Ida Jaga” (the abode of Gods). Also known as Dakshina Kashi, the temple complex houses the gods Rameshwara, Veerabadreshwara, Byreshwara, Channakeshva, Parvati, Ganapathi, etc and is very revered.

Hoysala Temple - Angadi, Mudigere
Vasanthika Hoysala Temple, Angadi

Angadi which means a market place or shop is 18 km south of Mudigere Town. This place has been identified as Sasakapura or Sosevur which was the original home of Hoyasalas who rose to great power in South India.

ChennaKeshava Temple Belur

The town is renowned for its Chennakesava temple, one of the finest examples of Hoysala workmanship. Belur was the early capital of the Hoysala Empire

Halebidu Temple

Halebeedu is located in Hassan District. Halebidu was the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. It is home to one of the best examples of Hoysala architecture in the ornate Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples.

Manjarabad Fort
Manjarabad Fort

The fort is reputed to have been constructed by Tippu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore as a strategic defensive location as it commands the approach to the plateau beyond Sakleshpur from the coast.


The village is known for its Dharmasthala Temple which houses the shrine of Shiva, Manjunatha, Ammanavaru, Chandranath and the Dharma Daivas (Guardian Spirits of Dharma) namely Kalarahu, Kalarkayi, Kumaraswamy and Kanyakumari.

Kukke Subramanya Temple
Kukke Subramanya Temple

Kukke Subramanya is a Hindu temple located in the village of Subramanya in the Sullia taluk of Dakshina Kannada District near Mangalore. The temple is one of the pristine pilgrimage locations in India. Here Lord Subrahmanya is worshipped as the lord of all serpents.

Hornadu Temple

Every visitor to the Annapoorna temple at Hornadu, irrespective of their religion, language, caste, or creed, is provided with a three-course vegetarian meal. Male visitors to the temple have to remove their shirts and banians and preferably cover their shoulders with a towel or a shawl, as a symbol of respect and humility in front of god.


Place: Sringeri Sharadamba TempleDistance: 100 KmsRegion: Sringeri (Chikmagalur)Type: Historical Temple Sringeri, 104 kms from Mangalore, is a well-known centre of pilgrimage situated on the banks of the river Tunga and at the foot of the Sahya Mountain – a part of the Western Ghats, in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka.


Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka, India. Mullayanagiri in the Chandra Dhrona Hill Ranges of the Western Ghats of Chikmagalur Taluk. With a height of 1,930 metres (6,330 ft), it is the highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris.

Baba Budangiri
Baba Budangiri

To the north of Chikmagalur town is the Baba-Budan Range or Chandra Drona Parvatha as it was known in olden times, which has one of the highest mountain peaks between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris.

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Explore the spirit of Western Ghats forests

These are many places of interest near Mekanagadde Homestay. Our homestay is is close to the major tourist spots, we find many hills that are ideal for trekking, sightseeing and water stream visits. In major tourist spots one can find Hoysala period temples giving a wonderful feeling with the touch of beauty and silence. Guests can roam around Mekanagadde village by walking and taking pictures.

Places To Visit – There are few tourist places nearby Mekanagadde which are not crowded. We will guide the guests about the surrounding places and tourist spots through our pamphlet. The travelers can get to know the Western Ghats mountain ranges and experience some of the most beautiful tourism destinations of South Karnataka.

Mekanagadde Homestay – Stay at authentic Mekanagadde Homestay, get to know Malnad culture and surrounding village life there by fulfilling your dream of village vacation , visit hill stations for sightseeing and temples nearby, visit Hoysala heritage sites. Indulge in adventure activities like trekking, hiking with our guide.

Check some more best places to visit near Mekanagadde Homestay and tourist destinations within 100 Km range. The places range from hills, temples, waterfalls and scenic natures.