Horanadu, or Hornadu, is a small village in Mudigere Taluk of Chikmagalur District. It has a Hindu Holy Temple of Sri Adishaktyatmaka Annapurneshwari.

Understand Edit

Horanadu Temple Village
Anna Poorneshwari Temple, Horanadu

Horanadu is a breathtakingly beautiful location because of the mountains embracing the village from all the three sides. Foreign tourists do not come here, because it is not well known outside India. But the place has already become crowded and even traffic congestion issues have appeared because a lot of Indian tourists come here to visit the temple.

Get in Edit

By plane Edit

The nearest airport is Mangalore (125 km from Horanadu)

By train Edit

Kadur (128 km from Horanadu) is the nearest railroad and is also linked to Bangalore.

Most of the Bangalore (Station Code: SBC) to Shimoga (Station Code:SME) trains stops at Kadur (Station Code: DRU)

By bus Edit

Direct buses are available from Chikmagalur, Hassan, Mangalore, Bangalore and Mysore. Tickets can be booked from online vendors, KSRTC offices or online.

Get around Edit

It is advisable to park your vehicle well before the entrance to the temple because you can get caught in a troublesome traffic congestion which can last for an hour. Even better is to check in to a lodge half a km before the temple because there are no lodges near the temple. But if you are happy with a plain room without any luxuries, you can opt for the free lodging facility inside the temple complex. They also give free lunch and dinner.

See Edit

Horanadu Temple Entrance

Do Edit

  • There is dress code to enter inside the temple. Men are supposed to take off their shirt before entering. Even though women don't have any dress code, they are expected to wear either Saree or Salwar Kameez.
  • Walk around the streets of Horanadu, it is a breathtakingly beautiful village. The mountains surround the village from all the three sides and you move in slowly in the U-shaped access to the temple. The view around the village is so spectacular that you need several minutes to look around and slowly absorb the beauty in. You can also visit the small waterfalls in the village.
  • Trek to Kyathanamakki Hill station and Gaali gudda.
  • Visit ancient Jain temples at Balige and Chikkanna Kodige and others around Horanadu.

Buy Edit

  • Horanadu is famous for coffee, tea and spices.
  • You can also buy almonds, cashews, cardamom and most types of dry fruits.
  • 1 Malenadu Specials (near Annapoorneshwari Temple), +91 9448744341, . 9AM–9PM. A place to buy coffee, tea and spices.

Eat Edit

  • Free lunch is given inside the temple from noon to 3pm and free dinner is given from 7PM to 10PM. If you are from the Brahmin caste, announce it first, as Brahmins are given special eating places.
  • There are 2–3 small budget restaurants around the temple street.

Drink Edit

  • Punarpuli/Kokam Juice is famous in Horanadu.

Sleep Edit

  • Free accommodation is available on the left side of the temple. The temple run hostel is called "Baktha Nivasa" & "Sri Annapoorna Sadhana". Rooms are provide on the first-come, first-served basis. No prior booking is taken. Preference will be given to the families. If rooms are not available arrangements for sleeping will be made in the temple premises.

There are few homestays available around Horanadu. Apart from that there are many lodges in Horanadu, which offers good rooms.

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