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Honnemaradu is a kannada word. Translated to English it means "Golden Sand". It is a small village perched atop the hill overlooking the Linganmakki reservoir.
Honnemaradu is popular for water sports. The Sharavathi backwaters encompass an area around 4000 km sq. There are small islands formed which attracts activities like camping. Boating and Kayaking are the popular water sports available.
The view of the sunrise and sunset from Honnemaradu is spectacular. The golden light on the sand and the reflection formations are a treat to watch.
Sagara is the nearest bus station located 25 km away.
Talaguppa railway station is located 10 km away.
Shimoga airport is the nearest airport located 112 km away.
There are buses available from Bangalore to Sagar. From Sagara, buses are available to Honnemardu via Talaguppa.
There are trains from Bangalore to Talaguppa. Honnemaradu is 12 km from Talaguppa.
Talguppa express (Train number 16227) - This train is available on all days of the week from Bengaluru. It departs from Bengaluru at 11 pm. Journey time is approximately 7.5 hours.
Honnemaradu is around 414 km from Bangalore. From Bangalore, connect to Tumkur road. Continue on Bangalore - Honnavar Road (NH-4). Connect to Honnemaradu road and drive for around 9 km to reach Honnemaradu. This route goes through Tumkur, Chitradurga, Davangere, Harihar and Sagara to reach Honnemaradu.
There are KSRTC buses and private buses available from Mysore to Sagar. It is approximately a 7 hour journey.
There are trains available from Mysuru to Talaguppa. Honnemaradu is very near to Talaguppa. Given below are the trains and it's schedule.
Talguppa Express (Train no 16206) - This train is available on all days of the week. It departs from Mysore at 5:50 am and the journey time is approximately 6.5 hours.
Talguppa Express (Train no 07301) - This train is available on all days of the week. It departs from Mysore at 10:30 pm. Journey time is approximately 8 hours.
Mysore to Honnemaradu distance is approximately 345 km via State Highway 7 and National Highway 206. From Mysore, connect to KRS road to National Highway 275 in Metagalli. Take National Highway 150A to State Highway 7 in Kennalu. Follow State Highway 7 and National Highway 206 to reach Arsikere. Follow this road to reach Talaguppa. Drive along Honnemaradu road to reach Honnemaradu. This route goes through Srirangapatna, Channarayapattana, Arsikere, Kadur, Tarikere, Shimoga, Sagara and Talaguppa to reach Honnemaradu.