Sightseeing Places in Thirthahalli
KUPPALLI (Kavishaila): There is another name for Kuppalli and it is called Kavishaila which is the ancestral house of National Laureate Kuvempu who was born in Thirthahalli. The world famous Kannada writer and thinker Kuvempu’s house is now a monument. It is worth visiting and walking the footsteps of a great writer at his own house.
Highlights: Photography, Trekking, Kuvempu’s House, Literature, Bird watching, Nature.
AGUMBE: The Western Ghats near Thirthahall is Agumbe and is very popular for the wide flora and fauna species. The Agumbe is famously known as The Malgudi Town and is still upholding the beauty of an ancient Malnad township. Agumbe is only 27 Kms from Thirthahalli and travelers can also witness a magnificent sunset.
Highlights: Photography, Trekking, Sunset/Sunrise, Wildlife, Birdwatching, Nature
BHEEMANA KATTE: Nature loving people have appreciated this place which close to Thirthahalli and also been called as paradise. There is a hanging bridge to the river and a sand beach near the temple. The river beach is so clean with pristine sand and the water not so deep and ample even for kids to get in to the water and enjoy. This is also on the way to Agumbe.
Highlights: Photography, Nature, River, Sand Bank, River Beach, Hanging Bridge.
JOG FALLS: World Famous Jog Falls is just 80 Kms from Thirthahalli, The river Sharavathi streaming down 900 feet the valley of Jog is really an epitome of natural beauty. Visit during rainy season and feel the enchanting experience of going close to Mother Nature.
Highlights: Water Falls, Nature, Photography, Trekking.
KUNDADRI: While visiting Agumbe you will come across Kundadri which is covered with dense forest. The mountain peak is having a Jain temple of 17th century and much noted for its architecture. The ponds near the temple are a formation due to the rocks and you find lotus flowers in it across all seasons. Photographers should never miss to visit this place while at Thirthahalli.
Highlights: Trekking, Photography, Sunset, Nature.
VARAHI: The backwaters of Varahi and the rich greenery around the dam area is very famous. The Varahi Dam is also known for its underground hydroelectric powerhouse. Take a drive to the Varahi crossing beautiful natural terrains which will be always green.
Highlights: Backwaters, Nature, Photography, Trekking.
KAVALEDURGA: The fort of Kavaledurga is just 20 Kms from Thirthahalli and has a significant historical background. Shivappanayaka constructed this fort and on the hill top you can see a panoramic view of Western Ghats. Trekkers will find this place a paradise.
Highlights: Trekking, Ancient Fort, Photography, Nature, Wildlife, Bird watching, Adventure.
CHIBBALAGUDDE: A fish sanctuary in thirthahalli with a combination of natural beauty and spirituality, Chibbalagudde is a very close by sightseeing place in Thirthahalli. There is a Ganesha temple and at the river in the foot hill natural fishes wait to greet you.
Highlights: River, Fishes to Feed, Temple, Nature, Photography.
MANDAGADDE BIRD SANCTUARY: This is one of the famous bird sanctuaries in India which receives many species of migratory birds from across the globe. Photographers and bird watching community in India never miss this beautiful place which is at a short distance from Thirthahalli.
Highlights: Migrated Birds, Photography, Nature, River.
HUMCHA: This place is approximately 60 Kms from Shimoga and has a Jain Mutt which was established way several centuries by the Monks belonging to Nandi Sangha of Shri Kunda.
Highlights: Jain Mutt, Nature, Photography.
LIONS SAFARI: This place is located close to Shimoga and is a wild life reserve for leopard, lion, tiger and other animals. You can go for a safari at this place and can travel back home or you can do this while before visiting Thirthahalli also.
Highlights: Adventure, Safari Ride, Photography, Nature, Zoo.
SAKREBAILU ELEPHANT CAMP: This is one of the training camps for elephants in Karnataka. It is between Thirthahalli and Shimoga on the NH17. The mahouts show travellers how they have trained their elephants and sometimes they also play a game of Soccer. You can expect an elephant ride also at the camp.
Highlights: Elephant Ride, River, Photography, Nature.
KODACHADRI: Trekkers love to climb Kodachadri, do camping and learn about flora and fauna in the Western Ghats belt. The beautiful landscapes that you see from the hill top is something you will never find anywhere in Karnataka. You hire jeeps and reach the hill top with only a minimum trek.
Highlights: Adventure, Trekking, Wildlife, Photography, Bird watching, Nature.
SIRIMANE FALLS: This is a famous falls tucked between Thirthahalli and Sringeri. You can drive towards Sringeri from Thirthahalli visit temple and then cover waterfalls which is just at 5 Kms away from Kigga near Yedehalli.
Highlight: Water Falls, Play in the Stream, Photography, Kids Friendly.
NAVILUKALLU GUDDA/HILLS: Travellers who are looking for a peaceful trek to watch the serene sunrise then you should visit Navilukallu Hills. The natural surroundings and trekking experience will give you a nice experience. Take a coffee flask to top and spend quality time reading your favourite book.
Highlight: Sunrise, Trekking, Nature, Relaxation.
List of Water Falls in Thirthahalli and Shimoga District
- Jog Falls
- Sirimane Falls
- Gerusoppe Falls
- Achakanya Falls
- Kunchikal Falls
- Jogi Gundi Falls
- Vanake Abi Falls
- Barkana Falls
- Unchalli Falls
- Seetha Falls/Koodlu Teertha Falls
List of Trekking Spots in Thirthahalli and Shimoga District
- Kodachadri Hills
- Kavaledurga Hills
- Kundadri Hills
- Navilukallu Gudda
- Kavishaila Hills
- Agumbe Forest
- Elemane Trek
- Putabetta Hills
- Akkiraashi Gudda