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Hemavati River

Hemavati River

About:

The Hemavati River is a very important tributary of the Kaveri River. It starts in the Western Ghats at an elevation of about 1,219 metres[1] near Ballala rayana durga in the Chikmagalur District of the state of Karnataka, in southern India, and flows through Chikkamagalooru, Hassan District and Mysore district before joining the Kaveri near Krishnarajasagara. It is approximately 245 km long and has a drainage area of about 5,410 km. A large reservoir has been built on the river at Gorur in the Hassan district. Hemavati is also the name of a Melakarta Raga in the carnatic music tradition.

Location info:

Address:It starts in the Western Ghats at an elevation of about 1,219 metres[1] near Ballala rayana durga in the Chikmagalur District of the state of Karnataka, in southern India, and flows through Chikkamagalooru, Hassan District and Mysore district before joining the Kaveri near Krishnarajasagara
District:Chikmagalur District.
Nearest City:
Best time to visit: The Best season to visit would be from September to March.

Climate/Weather:

It is generally cool throughout the year, with a maximum temperature of 28 C.

History:


Interesting things to do:

Sanctuary, taking picnics to the picturesque Kemmanagundi and Bababudangiri hills or just trekking around the region.

Interesting things to Visit:

Chikmagalur is a calm, serene town full of scenic surprises. Hills, valleys, streams and snow-white coffee blossoms are all here to woo. In and around Chikmagalur there are beautiful hill stations and places of picturesque beauty.

Mobile range info:


How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:The nearest Rail Junction is Mangalore
Nearest Airport:The nearest airport is Mangalore
Road Transport:It is 170 kms from Mangalore and 240 kms Bangalore

Nearest Visiting places:

Kemmanagundi (54 kms): Kemmanagundi An ideal retreat of solitude and natural beauty, located in Baba-Budam range. Placed at a height of 4,702 ft. above sea level, Kemmanagundi has a bracing climate, mineral-enriched water and a tranquil verdant mountains cape.

Sringeri (98 kms): This well-known pilgrim centre is situated on the banks of Tunga river. Adishankara, exponent of the Advaita philosophy had founded this monastery.The chief attraction being the 12 zodiac pillars in the Vidya Shankara temple, which are so arranged that the Sun's rays fall on the particular pillar corresponding to the month.

Kudremukh (95 kms): Kudremukh South-west of Chilmagalur is the secluded hill station of Kudremukh. Situated 1894 m above sea level, the Kudremukh hills overlook the Arabian Sea and are chained to one another with deep valleys and steep precipices.

Bhandra Wildlife Sanctuary (38kms): North-west, this sanctuary is a must-see for wildlife enthusiasts. Gaur, chital, sambar, elephants and tigers are some of the wildlife found here.

Amruthapura: About 10 kms form Tarikere, this little town has a 800 year old temple dedicated to Amrutheswara.

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Chikmagalur

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation:

The Serai, Eagle Eye Holiday Home (Resort), Taj Garden Retreat (Resort), Texwoods (Resort), Winter Greens (Eco Resort), Kerehaklu Resort (an Eco Retreat)

Homestays & Estate Bungalows Nature Nirvana (Estate Bungalow), Castle Rock (Homestay), Kerehaklu Eco Retreat - Aldur, Thippanahalli (Homestay)

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Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:Chikmagalur
Nearest Hospital:Chikmagalur
Society/Community Phone Number
Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemavati_River
http://www.karnataka.com/tourism/chikmagalur/
http://nwda.gov.in/index3.asp?sublink2id=20
http://www.india9.com/i9show/Hemavati-River-42551.htm
 

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