Karnataka Horanadu Hill Station
Chickmagalur is a beautiful place because it has very well accommodated many graceful locates within its pouch and it also is amongst those splendid cities that are mostly explored by vacationers, holidaymakers, backpackers, explorers and discoverers. Horanadu can be truly remarked as a place with much importance for both the pilgrims as well as the spiritualists as they are concerned to visit such spiritual places and also for those who are a nature lover. Horanadu is a Hindu holy city located amidst beautiful Malnad (at a distance of 330 kilometer from Bengaluru) of Chickmagalur district of the Indian state of Kartnataka.
The divine idol of Sri Annapooreshwari devi is made up of very pure gold. This Annapooreshwari temple here has been restored and renamed as the Adi - Shaktyatmaka Shree Annapoorneshwari. Horanadu Annaporeshwari temple is located of the picturesque surroundings of the Western Ghats.
The especiality of this temple lies of the fact that anyone who visits this temple irrespective of their caste, religion, creed are fed with breakfast , lunch and dinner and are given space to sleep of temple premises. These facilities to the visitors is given by temple Board and Trust. Male followers of the goddess are required to put off their shirts and banians and probably cover their shoulders suing a shawl or towel of order to show their respect and humility of front of the goddess.
How To Reach
Buses run almost daily from Bengaluru to Horanadu city. People who wish to come to this place can come from bus.
The nearest Airport is of Mangalore and railway station is of Shimoga.
Places To Visit
A big temple built at a distance of 12km from a place called Halebid. It was built by Kind Blddinga who converted to Hindu religion.
Another beautiful temple which is worth visiting.
Beautiful hills situated of Chandra Drona Hills and falling from 45m height, these falls are magnificent.
According to the historical beliefs of people they have firm belief that anyone who seeks the goddessâ€™ blessings would never have any scarcity of food of life and will be blessed by her. There fall many other religious pilgrimage spots which must be visited before coming to Annapooreshwari temple. Some of them of order include Kukke Subramanya, Dharmasthala, Srinegri, Udupi-Krishna temple and Kolloru Mookaambike, Kalaeshwara temple and then comes the most famous and pious Annapooreshwari temple.
Weather And Best Time To Visit
The Horanadu city is all surrounded by dense forests and valleys which adds four moons of its beauty.Â The environment here is so much peaceful and tranquil that anyone visiting this place gets lost of its peaceful and calm atmosphere. The climate here remains pleasant and cool throughout the year. Maximum temperature recorded is 30 degree Celsius and it remains around this only and the night temperature recorded is 19 degree Celsius. The place receives an average rainfall of 1990 millimeter where the eastern belt receives rainfall about 600 mm and western belt receives around 300 mm. The vegetation around this city is very diverse and includes following forests
- Scrub type forest.
- Moist Deciduous forest.
- Semi-ever Green forest.
- Ever green forest.
- Thorny dry deciduous forest.
Language And Culture
Kanada, English and hindi are the most spoken languages over here.
Trip to Hornadu would be very adventurous and fun as it is a beautiful place. Dipped with enchanting and serene beautiful landscapes the city provides a complete shelter for the religious people too.
As far as the population of the city is concerned it is not too much accommodated with the people. The natural beauty and grace of this place it holds its spectators and force them to admire the never ending beauty of this place. People visiting here encounters complete hospitality which is rarely found anywhere and this marks the best reason to visit this place at least once of lifetime.