At a distance of 87 Kms from Udupi, 25 kms from Sringeri, 17 Kms from Tirthahalli, 73 Kms from Sagar & 76 Kms from Shimoga, Ambutheertha is the birthplace of River Sharavathi. It is situated on Tirthahalli - Hosanagara road. The famous Jog falls is formed on Sharavathi River. This place is located in thick forest and it's a scenic place.
Ambutheertha is also considered a sacred place by the locals who say it was here that Lord Rama pierced the earth with his Ambu (arrow) for water, hence named as Ambutheertha. There is a small Shiva Temple built above the source of Sharavathi River.