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Thirthahalli Holiday Planner

Thirthahalli is one of the most picturesque townships in the Western Ghats belt popularly known as Malenadu region of Karnataka. The town with many surrounding villages in this destination are on the banks of river Tunga. This makes it more beautiful. You will love to take a drive amidst this green destination. There are several sightseeing places to cover in and around this area. 

What's interesting about this place?

Thirthahalli is a small and picturesque township in Malnad located in the Western Ghats region of Karnataka. 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.

Things to do;

Tourists have called this place as the heart of Malnad region in Karnataka. 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 at drivable distance from your stay location with nice road connectivity. You can plan a trekking expedition or simply spend time bathing under a waterfalls. 

Nice road trips;

A lot of travellers coming for road trips have done nice drive/ride covering Agumbe, Kuppalli, Backwaters and other trekking spots. We take pride in providing unique accommodation for tourist 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 our cottages during these days and you will sure feel the enchanting qualities of Mother Nature.

Several bikers, cycling enthusiasts, photographers, trekkers, mountaineers, herping professionals and people from different walks of life visit Tirthahalli. We pride in organizing smooth trips for them in Malnad region.

Estate Homestays in Thirthahalli

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

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 best price and facilities as per your individual leisure requirements. The free quote request facility is on the right hand side of this page to reach us for more details.

Hotels in 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. 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 for large group or family wedding bookings at hotels with attractive tariff.

How to book a stay?

If your travel dates and number of people is confirmed request a free quote. You will get direct availability update almost in no time. This helps you save a lot of your time. You can request availability and complete your reservation 24x7. Our customer support team also help you design your trip effectively. You can save a lot of time and money by opting for online reservation. 

Interesting facts about Thirthahalli:

  • Kuppalli the birthplace of National Laureate Kuvempu is in from this place. 
  • 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 land
  • Malnad cuisine in Thirthahalli has variety of dishes for travelers
  • You can cover Coastal Karnataka from here, Malpe, Udupi and Manipal are at a short distance from here.
  • You can also cover places like Sringeri, Horanadu, Jogfalls, Bhadra Wildlife by staying at Thirthahalli

How to reach 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.

Distance to Thirthahalli from major Cities

330 KMs
180 KMs
110 KMs
58 KMs
140 KMs

Travel Tips:

What to wear:

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.


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 go:

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.

Sightseeing Places in Thirthahalli / Agumbe Region

KUPPALLI (Kavishaila)
Kuppali or Kavishaila is the ancestral house of National laureate Kuvempu. His house is now converted as a monument to pay tribute to the great poet of Karnataka. Kavishaila is the hill top where

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. Travellers will be fascinated by visiting this beautiful tourist attraction in Karnataka. This place is only 27 Kms 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 Kms away from Thirthahalli. Many travellers find this an enchanting experience to travel during 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 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 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 underground hydroelectric powerhouse. This place also attracts for its backwaters and travellers can drive amidst the beautiful nature of Malnad.

Highlight: The area is well known for photography

Kavaledurga is located 20 Kms from Thirthahalli and has a rich historical background. Kavaledurga has an ancient fort constructed by Shivappanayaka. Travellers can get panoramic view of Western Ghats from the hill top 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 is located 10 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.

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 variety of birds from across the globe during rainy season. These birds come every year and bird watchers find this place a relishing experience.

Highlight: Best time to visit is between July – October.

This place is situated 60 Kms from Shimoga, 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 to 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 place for trekkers. It is quite popular for the rich flora and fauna. Photographers can capture the beautiful landscapes and even wild animals in Kodachadri.

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

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.

Highlight: The river bank is natural and clean with bright white sand where you can play (Football or Volleyball) and also get in to 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 Kigga near Sringeri.

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

A hillock near Thirthahalli is quiet famous for locals as well as travellers to come in the morning to watch the sun rise 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.


List of 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

List of 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