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Aroound Bananki Homestay

Bheemanakatte, a beautiful beach is formed at the confluence of Tunga and Malathi rivers. You can enjoy the tranquality of the Nature here, especially during summer evenings. Or lie on the pure sand and gaze at the stars on winter evenings after dark.

Distance: 15 KMs


Kavishaila Poet - laureate, KUVEMPU's place and the beautiful hillock, that his inspired his writing. A stoneghege like monument has been created to honour the poet.

Distance: 5 KMs


Chibbalagudde is 5KMs away from the Homestay. River Tunga runs smoothly & placidly behind the 16th century Ganapathi Temple abd is known for its unique fish sanctuary.

Distance: 5Kms


Kavaledurga is a place of historical importance, but it is also famous for the breath-taking view it provides from atop the hill. The fort (now in ruins) was built by Bidanur/Keladi Nayaks, in the 17th Century. The fort built on the hill over looks a vast area, now mostly sub -merged under the backwater of the Varahi dam.

Distance: 24 KMs

Shakatapuram (Bhandigadi)

Shakatapuram (Bhandigadi) : Shri Jagadguru Shankaracharya Samstanam - Shri Kshetra Shakatapuram - Shri Vidyapeetam

Distance: 10 KMs

Jog Falls

Jog Falls : is created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 meters is the highest plunge waterfall in India, located in Shimoga District.

Distance: 120 KMs


Kodachadri: is situated in the middle of the Mookambika National Park, it is home to several endemic and endangered species of flora and fauna. The shola forest and rain forests loom in a perpetual layer of mist around the peak.

Distance: 65 KMs


Sringeri, a famous piligrimage centre. Sharada Devi temple is threre. Piligrims from all over india come here for worshipping. Also there is a fish aquarium at the Tunga river which flows by the side of the temple.

Distance: 45 KMs


Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary: A Small island with full of trees, surrounded by Tunga river. The birds migrate here from June to September of the year.

Distance: 25 KMs

Gajanur Dam

Gajanur Dam: This dam is built across Tunga river, vast stretch of back-water with background of green hillocks as a delightful view.

Distance: 45 KMs

Lion Safari

Lion Safari: Lion and Tiger here are more healthy and dynamic in their natural habitat than in the zoo. The protective fencing covers a large area. Forest department arrange Safari to view them all and also other animals reared in the area.

Distance: 70 KMs

Sakrebylu Elephant Camp

Sakrebylu Elephant Camp lies 14KMs from Shimoga town on the way to Thirthahalli. As the name suggests, this is a training camp where elephants undergo training from Mahouts.

Distance: 45 KMs


And some more places around the Bananki Home Stay

  • Kollur - 75 KMs
  • Huncha - 30 KMs
  • Thirthahalli - 8 KMs
  • Agumbe - 38 KMs
  • Varahi Dam - 58 KMs
  • Kundadri - 24KMs

  • And many more....
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