Places to Visit

There are many beautiful historical, mythical and legendary spots within a short distance of Ashok Lodge Affordable package tours to all the following sites can be easily arranged.


Agumbe (30 km)

Agumbe, well known for the sunset in the Ghats in Karnataka has a rich natural beauty to ponder on. The ghat has hairpin curves and rich with flora and fauna. Travellers will be enthralled by visiting this beautiful tourist attraction in Karnataka. This place is only 34 Kms from Thirthahalli. Driving on a pleasant evening to this spot will be a nice experience.


 Jog Falls

Jog Falls (115 km)

The River Sharavathi cascades down more than 900 feet into a deep valley to create these world-famous waterfalls.


Kuppalli (16 km)

Kuppali or Kavishaila is the ancestral house of National poet Kuvempu. His house is now converted as a monument paying tribute to the great poet of Karnataka. Kavishaila is the hill top where Kuvempu once sat and relished the beauty of nature.


Bheemanakatte Hanging Bridge (12 km )

This is a perfect place for nature lover, there is a hanging bridge to the river and a sand beach where you can spend an evening. The river bank is natural and clean with bright white sand where you can play and also get in to the water.



Siganduru (82 km)

The Sigandur Chowdeshwari Temple is a unique temple and the powerful Goddess is self manifest. Sigandur kshethra is near to Thumari, 82 KM from Thirthahalli. Mother choudeshwari is called as “Sigandureshwari”.



Humcha (30 km)

This place is situated 30 Kms from Thirthahalli. This place is popular for the Jain Mutt which was established centuries back by the monks belonging to the Nandi Sangha of Shri Kunda.



Varahi (50 km)

Varahi is located amidst the rich greenery of Malnad and is well known for underground hydro electric powerhouse. This place also attracts for its backwaters and travellers can drive amidst the beautiful nature of Malnad.


Kundadri (25 km)

Kundadri, a mountain peak close to Thirthahalli is covered with dense forest in the Western Ghats in Karantaka, South India. This land is known for a 17th century Jain temple which is not much noted for its architecture. There are two small pond formed by the rock and ou can see lotus throught the year. It is a meserizing thing to notice this pond on the top of the hill.


Udupi (93 km)

Udupi is famous for the Krishna temple located here. It also lends its name to the Udupi cuisine which is famous across the world. Udupi is a famous pilgrimage, particularly for Asta Math, i.e. eight Matts and Sri Krishna Temple.

 Kavaledurga Fort

Kavaledurga (20 km)

Kavaledurga is located 20 Kms from Thirthahalli and has a rich historical background. Kavaledurga has an ancient fort constructed by Shivappanayaka. Travellers can get panaromic view of Western Ghats from the hill top of Kavaledurga.


Sibbalugudde (14 km)

A fish sanctuary in Thirthahalli, Sibbalagudde is located 14 Kms from the city. This place is also known for Sidhi Vinayaka temple and a lot fishes that wait for the devotees and tourists. This is one of the enchanting places to visit in Thirthahalli.


Dharmasthala (154 km )

This is the essence of all our religious traditions and this philosophy in action is the glory of Dharmasthala. Millions of pilgrims who visit the Kshethra, experience this glory. It is 82 KM from Thirthahalli.

 Mandagadde Bird

Bird Sanctuary – Mandagadde (20 km)

This is one of the bird sanctuaries in Karnataka that receives variety of birds from across the globe during rainy season. These birds come every year and bird watchers find this place a relishing experience.


Kukke Subramanya ( 207 km)

Sri Subrahmanya kshetra has been brilliantly described in the ‘Thirthakshetra Mahimanipurana’ chapter of the Sahyadrikhanda comprised in the Sanatkumara Samhita of Skanda Purana.It is 207 KM from Thirthahalli. This kshetra is situated in the banks of the river ‘Dhara’ which originates in the Kumara mountain and proceeds to the western sea.


Horanadu ( 79 km)

“Sri kshetra Horanadu ” is situated on the banks of river Bhadra in a remote corner of chikamaglur dist., Karnataka, surrounded by the natural vegetation, forest, green lands, and natural beauty of the western Ghats. The great deity of adishakthyathmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari prathistapana was done by his holiness Agasthya Maharishi several centuries back.

 Elephant Camp

Elephant Camp (40 km)

As the name suggests this place is one of the training camps for Elephants in Karnataka. You can reach Elephant Camp from Thirthahalli by driving 40 Kms on the NH17. The Mahouts train the elephants in these training camps. You can also go on a elephant ride on the shores of the river.


Lion & Tiger Safari (60 km)

It is located near Shimoga at Tyavarekoppa village and is also a home for leopards, tigers and other wildlife.


Sringeri (55 km)

One of the five mutts established by Sri Adi Shankara, the exponent of Advaita philosophy, right on the banks of the Tunga.


Kollur (75 km)

A pilgrimage centre famous for its Mookambika Temple.

 Kodachadri Hill

Kodachadri (60 km)

Kodachadri is one of the magnificent place for trekkers. It is quite popular for the rich flaura and fauna. Photographers can capture the beautiful landscapes and even wild animals in Kodachadri. Travelers can also reach the hill top by hiring local jeeps.


Mandarthi Durga Parameshwari temple (78 km)

Mandarthi Durga Parameshwari temple is one of the sacred temples of Shakti worship. Durga holds a prominent place within the higher echelons of the hindu pantheon but the worship of Sri Durga Paramesvari at Mandarthi a hamlet to the north of Udupi offers many fascinating contrasts. Mandarthi is located at a distance of 78 km from Thirthahalli.

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