Thirthahalli is a small and picturesque township located in the Western Ghats belt and exclusively in the Malnad region of Karnataka. Geographically it is located on the river banks of Tunga and adds a feather more to its cap of popularity. The greenery around it can mesmerize the traveller by soothing the mind and soul.
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 staying location and road connectivity is good.
A lot of travellers coming from overseas or from within India have done nice road trips covering Agumbe, Kuppalli, Backwaters and other trekking spots. We take pride in providing unique accommodation for tourist and organizing the entire trip from all major cities.
The place is located amidst the dense deciduous forests of Western Ghats. Tourists will experience moderate weather during winter and spring. Monsoons bring heavy rains to Thirthahalli every year and make river Tunga flow jubilantly. Try staying in our accommodation during these days and you will sure feel the spiritual qualities of Mother Nature.
Homestays in Thirthahalli
The homestays in Thirthahalli has a unique identity for their exclusivity in hospitality services offered for the 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 and are amidst Areca/Rubber plantations. The estate ambience can help guests to relax mind and body with an added 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.
Resorts in Thirthahalli
These are situated on the river bank and 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. Request for package or quote at top homestays & resorts in Tirthahalli and you will be given accurate price and facilities as per your individual requirements. The free quote facility on the right hand side of this page will help you reach us for more information.
How to reach
By Air: The nearest airport is at Mangalore (140 km), Bangalore (330 km).
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Shimoga (55 km). Mangalore (140 Kms).
By Road:Thirthahalli is well connected by roadways with all major cities in Karnataka. Cities like Shimoga (75 km), Mangalore (140km), Bangalore (330 km)) are linked by roadways with Thirthahalli.
Distance to Thirthahalli from major Cities
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.
MANDAGADDE BIRD SANCTUARY
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.
SAKREBAILU ELEPHANT CAMP
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.