Honnamana Kere Lake

Lake / Backwaters

Photo Credit: Flickr

Distance (From Coorg): 46 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours

Place Location: At Doddamalthe Village

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 7 km from Somwarpet and 46 km from Madikeri, Honnamana Kere is a lake situated at Doddamalthe village in Coorg district of Karnataka. It is the biggest lake in the region of Coorg and among the must-visit places while on your Coorg Trip.

Honnamana Kere Lake is the biggest natural lake and one of the sought after Coorg destinations. The lake is surrounded by mountains, cliffs and a huge expanse of coffee plantations along with two hills named Gavi Betta and Mori Betta. The still and calm lake looks absolutely stunning and presents tourists with amazing photographic opportunities. The calm and relaxing environment around the lake is just perfect for those who want to spend some quality moments with their loved ones amid Mother Nature. Along with sightseeing, visitors can also engage themselves in various kinds of outdoor activities such as boating and fishing.

Along with its obvious scenic beauty, the lake has religious importance as well. It has been named after Goddess Honnamma, whose temple is situated adjacent to the lake as well. It is believed that the goddess had sacrificed her life to save this village. A large number of newly wedded couples and visitors gather at this shrine to pay their offerings and seek blessings of the Goddess during the Gowri Festival. The soothing environment and the spiritual vibes will make your visit to the Honnamana Kere Lake a refreshing experience.

Timings: 8 AM - 6 PM

Entry: Free