Nature | Pilgrimage
#6 of 12 Places to Visit in Kemmanagundi
Distance (From Kemmanagundi): 88 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 50 Kms from Sringeri, 25 Kms from Koppa, 88 Kms from Kemmangundi & 45 Kms from Chikmagalur, Balehonnur is a beautiful place dominated by coffee plantations. It is receives an average rainfall of 80 inches per year.
Balehonnur is also the seat of Shrimad Jagadguru Rambhapuri Veersimhasana Mahasamsthana Peetha. This matha has mythical connections to Rambha, the celestial dancer It is one of the five great panchacharya mathas. The Veerabadra temple attached to the matha has metallic images of Veerabhadra & Bhadrakali.
Balehonnur Bridge was constructed in 1946 across the Bhadra River.