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What is special about Thirthahalli?

Thirthahalli is one of the most picturesque townships in the Western Ghats belt popularly known as the Malenadu region of Karnataka. The town with many surrounding villages in this destination is on the banks of river Tunga. This makes it more beautiful for travelers who come to see nature. You will love to take a drive amidst this green destination during any season. There are a lot of historical places from the Raja Maharaja era to noteworthy monuments. 

What's interesting about Thirthahalli?

Thirthahalli is very famous as one of the major Taluks in the Malnad Region that has given famous literary and political leaders to the country. Geographically it’s on the river banks of Tunga with mesmerizing views. Most visitors to the region love to visit again to spend more time here. The Malnad cuisine you get to eat here may be the most tickling to your taste buds than any cuisines of Karnataka. 

What are the things to do in Thirthahalli?

Tourists have called this place the heart of the Malnad region in Karnataka with lots of green landscapes. Some of the places worth visiting while you are in Thirthahalli are Kuppalli, Kavaledurga, Kundadri, Kodachadri, Agumbe, Chibbala Gudde, etc. The best part is, these places are a short distance to drive from your stay location with nice road connectivity. You can plan a trekking expedition or simply spend time bathing under waterfalls. You need a perfect itinerary to cover most of the places and do things. Speak to the Travel Malnad® team for the Thirthahalli holiday itinerary while booking your stay. 

How to do road trips in Thirthahalli?

A lot of travelers coming for road trips have done nice drive/ride covering Agumbe, Kuppalli, Backwaters, and other trekking spots. We take pride in providing unique stays for tourists and organizing the entire trip from major cities of India.

Tirthahalli is located amidst the dense deciduous forests of Western Ghats. Tourists will experience moderate weather conditions during winter and spring. Monsoons bring heavy rains to Thirthahalli every year and make river Tunga flow jubilantly. Try staying in riverside cottages during these days and you will surely feel the enchanting qualities of Mother Nature.

Several bikers, cycling enthusiasts, photographers, trekkers, mountaineers, herpetologists, and people from different walks of life visit Tirthahalli. We take pride in organizing smooth trips for them in the Malnad region ever since 2005.

What are the facilities and location to expect at Homestays in Thirthahalli?

The homestays in Thirthahalli has a unique identity for their exclusivity in hospitality services offered for guests. You can experience typical Malnad hospitality by residing in a homestay. Thirthahalli homestays are located at a short distance from the city limits amidst estate & forest locations. They are mainly situated amidst Areca/Rubber plantations. The estate ambiance can help you to relax the mind and body. You will certainly love a nice diet with typical cuisines of Thirthahalli. The Malnad cuisines such as Kadabu, Akki Rotti, Akki Dosa, Jackfruit Kadabu... are mouth-watering recipes with rich historical facts attached to their names. You will get to taste these menus mostly at the homestays that we offer for your stay.

Are there luxury estate resorts in Thirthahalli?

Situated on the river bank amidst the picturesque, green terrains of Thirthahalli. You can spend enough time within the resort by watching birds or by enjoying a boat ride/cycling or going for a nature walk. The resort in Thirthahalli offers you activities and facilities which can rejuvenate you from your work routine. Request for a package or quote from top homestays & resorts in Tirthahalli. Get the best price and facilities as per your leisure requirements. Customize your holiday with us and save money while booking rooms. The free quote request facility on Travel Malnad® is on this page to reach us for more details.

Are there nice hotels at Thirthahalli?

We have listed only the best hotels in Thirthahalli. There are AC and Non AC rooms available for your comfortable stay. Hotels are in the city center from where you can cover all sightseeing including Agumbe as well. The advantage of staying at a hotel is you can try eating out at popular restaurants in the city and go for local shopping. We assist in a large group or family wedding bookings at hotels with attractive tariffs. Lodging or hotels have pure vegetarian restaurants only. Kindly be aware that food delivery apps are not functional yet at Thirthahalli town. 

How to book a stay?

If your travel dates and number of people are confirmed then it's the best time for you to request a free quote. You will get direct availability update almost in no time or in less than 10 mins depending on the season. This helps you save a lot of your time while getting an availability update. You can request availability and complete your reservation online which is available 24x7 on our portal. Our customer support team also help you design your trip effectively by customizing existing packages. You can save a lot of time and money by opting for online reservations at Travel Malnad®. No fake promotions or over-promising for the sake of rooms selling on our portal. We are working round the clock to provide the best malnad holidays experience for you. 

What are the Interesting facts about Thirthahalli?

  • Kuppalli the birthplace of National Laureate Kuvempu is in Thirthahalli. 
  • Arecanut is one of the major commercial crops in the region.
  • Western Ghats region is just a few miles away from Thirthahalli.
  • River Tunga flows mightily throughout the year providing irrigation for thousands of hectares of agricultural land.
  • Malnad cuisine in Thirthahalli has a variety of dishes for travelers.
  • You can also cover Coastal Karnataka from here, Malpe, Udupi, and Manipal are at a short drive distance from here.
  • You can also cover top places like Sringeri, Horanadu, Jog falls, Bhadra Wildlife by staying at Thirthahalli

Which are the nearest tourist places to Thirthahalli?

If you have plans for visiting Thirthahalli then you can also visit a few other nearby holiday hotspots. Udupi and Malpe are just at 93 Kms and Chikmagalur to 110 Kms, Koppa at 25 Kms and Sringeri at only 60 Kms. You can cover any of these places from Thirthahalli as a day trip. 

Popular tourist places to visit near Thirthahalli;

Thirthahalli to Agumbe: 25 Kms

Thirthahalli to Horanadu: 90 Kms

Thirthahalli to Kodachadri: 60 Kms

Thirthahalli to Mangalore: 140 Kms

Thirthahalli to Kalasa: 85 Kms

Thirthahalli to Dharmasthala: 136 Kms

Thirthahalli to Kukkue: 186 Kms

Thirthahalli to Jog Falls: 106 Kms

Thirthahalli to Kundadri: 30 Kms

Is Thirthahalli suitable for a Weekend Getaway?

Yes, it is one of the most popular holiday destinations chosen by our guests for their weekend trips. The drive will be on a national highway with very nice roads. You will be welcomed by greenery right after you cross Nelamangala. A lot of bikers and driving enthusiasts take weekend trips to Thirthahalli for a rejuvenation Experience. If you are a photographer then there are a lot of clicks you make even before reaching Thirthahalli on the National Highway itself. Once you are in Thirthahalli you have a lot of things to do and assists you in planning your trip.

Rent a room from top hosts in Thirthahalli for your vacation: 

Travel Malnad offers a list of top homestays in Thirthahalli for your holiday bookings. Group deals are offered with several complimentary add on features. Several homestays are exclusively designed for corporate team outings and group holidays. If you are looking to book only verified homestays in Thirthahalli then Travel Malnad® is your right destination. Take a free quote online with multiple deals and quotes for the best homestays in Tirthahalli.  

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How to reach Homestays in Thirthahalli?

  The nearest airport is at Mangalore (140 km), Bangalore (330 km).

 The nearest railway station is Shimoga (58 km). Mangalore (140 Kms).

 Thirthahalli is well connected by roadways with all major cities in Karnataka. Cities like Shimoga (58 km), Mangalore (140 km), Bangalore (330 km)) are linked by roadways with Thirthahalli.

What is the Distance to Thirthahalli from major Cities?

330 KMs
180 KMs
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58 KMs
140 KMs

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What to wear while visiting Thirthahalli?

Tirthahalli is a moderate climate region with cooler temperate during winter and rainy season. The summers will be humid. Dress for the season to have a comfortable holiday experience. Carry sweaters, caps and umbrella whenever you are visiting Thirthahalli. A pair of trekking / sports shoes will be useful for nature walks and trekking.

How is weather in Thirthahalli?

The weather will be moderate and you can expect heavy rains during the rainy season. Lot of visitors book our holidays just to enjoy watching the incessant rains throughout days and nights. Winters will be cold and carry your warm cloths.

When to visit Thirthahalli?

Thrithahalli is a beautiful destination to visit during any season of the year. However if you love nature holidays then visit during rainy season for watching the beauty of mother nature. If you love adventures like trekking, swimming in waterfalls and nature trails then you can visit during any season.

Speak to our travel experts for more information.

Which are the major Sightseeing Places in and around Thirthahalli Homestays?

KUPPALLI (Kavishaila)

Kuppali or Kavishaila is the ancestral house of the National laureate Kuvempu. His house is now converted by the state government as a monument to pay tribute to the great poet of Karnataka. Kavishaila is the hilltop where you can do a short trek to reach and see the setting sun. 

Highlight: Kuvempu once sat on this hillock and grasped the beauty of nature which later became his inspiration to write poetry.


Agumbe, a well-known sunset spot in the Ghats in Karnataka has a rich natural beauty to encounter. The ghat section has hairpin curves and rich with flora and fauna. Travelers will be fascinated by visiting this beautiful tourist attraction in Karnataka. This place is only 27 km from Thirthahalli.

Highlight: Driving on a pleasant evening to this spot will be a nice experience. 


World-famous Jog falls is known for the river Sharavathi streaming down 900 Feet to create the valley. Jog falls is located 100 km away from Thirthahalli. Many travelers find this an enchanting experience to travel during the rainy season to witness Jog falls flowing jubilantly.

Highlight: Drive during peak monsoon season to witness the beauty of this falls.


Kundadri, a mountain peak close to Thirthahalli is covered with dense forest in the Western Ghats in Karnataka, South India. This land is known for a 17th-century Jain temple which is not much noted for its architecture. There are two small ponds formed by the rock and you can see lotus throughout the year.

Highlight: Drive till the top, do a little trekking and it is a mesmerizing experience to see this pond on the top of the hill.


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

Highlight: The area is well known for photography


Kavaledurga has located 20 km from Thirthahalli and has a rich historical background. Kavaledurga has an ancient fort constructed by Shivappanayaka. Travelers can get a panoramic view of the Western Ghats from the hilltop of Kavaledurga.

Highlight: The fort is now reinstalled to almost to its original form and trekking here could be a memorable experience.


A fish sanctuary in Thirthahalli, Chibbalagudde has located 10 km from the city. This place is also known for Sidhi Vinayaka temple and a lot of fishes that wait for the devotees and tourists. This is one of the enchanting places to visit in Thirthahalli.

Highlight: Feed to fishes and see them play in the water very close to you.


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

Highlight: The best time to visit is between July – October.


This place is situated 60 km from Shimoga, the heart of Malnad. This place is popular for the Jain Mutt which was established centuries back by the monks belonging to the Nandi Sangha of Shri Kunda.

Highlight: Visit the Jain Mutt.


Lions Safari is the leopard, lion, tiger, and other wild life's home that is located in the Thyavarekoppa village of Shivamogga.

Highlight: Safari drives inside the national park.


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 46 Kms on the NH17. The Mahouts train the elephants in these training camps.

Highlight: You can go on an elephant ride on the shores of the river.


Kodachadri is one of the magnificent places for trekkers. It is quite popular for the rich flora and fauna. Photographers can capture beautiful landscapes and even wild animals in Kodachadri.

Highlight: Travellers can reach the hilltop by hiring local jeeps or doing hectic trekking.


This is a perfect place for the nature lover, there is a hanging bridge to the river and a sand beach where you can spend an evening.

Highlight: The riverbank is natural and clean with bright white sand where you can play (Football or Volleyball) and also get into the water.


One of the famous falls in Karnataka and it flows in full majesty during monsoon and post-monsoon months. Apt to visit if you are staying in Thirthahalli or Sringeri. It is close to Yedehalli, 5 Kms from Kinga near Sringeri.

Highlight: Water Falls, Play in the Stream, Photography, Kids Friendly.


A hillock near Thirthahalli is quiet famous for locals as well as travelers to come in the morning to watch the sunrise and bask in the splendid beauty of nature in the surroundings. You can trek, reach the top, and carry your coffee kettle to sip a hot coffee with your loved ones.

Highlight: Sunrise, Trekking, Nature, Relaxation.


Which are the famous Water Falls in Thirthahalli and Shimoga District?

  1. Jog Falls
  2. Sirimane Falls
  3. Gerusoppe Falls
  4. Achakanya Falls
  5. Kunchikal Falls
  6. Jogi Gundi Falls
  7. Vanake Abi Falls
  8. Barkana Falls
  9. Unchalli Falls
  10. Seetha Falls/Koodlu Teertha Falls

Which are the famous trekking Spots in Thirthahalli and Shimoga District?

  1. Kodachadri Hills
  2. Kavaledurga Hills
  3. Kundadri Hills
  4. Navilukallu Gudda
  5. Kavishaila Hills
  6. Agumbe Forest
  7. Barkana
  8. Elemane Trek
  9. Putabetta Hills
  10. Akkiraashi Gudda