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Honnamana Kere

Honnamana Kere (Honnama Lake) (Karnataka, India. It is the biggest lake in Kodagu,[1] and once a year, during the Gowri festival, a special pooja is conducted and a 'Bagina' which consists of the belongings of goddess Honamma is presented to the lake.[1][2]

Honnamana Kere
Map showing Honnamana Kere


The story Kerege Hara was derived from the building of Honnamana Kere. According to legend, a deity known as Goddess Honnamana sacrificed her life for the welfare of the people. A temple was erected in her honour and modernisation has recently been undertaken to provide improved facilities.[2]


Honnamana Kere is surrounded by many mountains, cliffs and coffee plantations.

Landscape around Honnamana Kere
View from the Cliff (Gavi Betta)

Places to stay

There are a few Homestays nearby Honnamana Kere. Tropical Rain a Homestay/ Farm Stay is located 1KM from this lake.


The temperature in Honnamana Kere, like the rest of Coorg district, ranges from 16 to 27 degrees during the year.


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  2. ^ a b "Heaps of broken images". Deccan Herald Spectrum. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 

External links

  • Kere Honnamana Kere at DMOZ

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