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Balehonnur is located in Karnataka
Balehonnur is located in India
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°21′N 75°28′E / 13.35°N 75.46°E / 13.35; 75.46Coordinates: 13°21′N 75°28′E / 13.35°N 75.46°E / 13.35; 75.46
Country  India
State  Karnataka
District Chikkamagaluru district
Elevation 714 m (2,343 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,137
 • Official Kannada
 • Other Tulu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 577 112
Telephone code 08266
Vehicle registration KA 18
Website Balehonnur

Balehonnur ( kannada: ಬಾಳೆಹೊನ್ನೂರು) [1] is a small city in the Chikkamagaluru district of the Indian state of Karnataka.


It is located on the bank of the Bhadra River and is a green, picturesque place, with an average rainfall of 80 inches (200 cm) a year and is dominated by coffee estates, arecanut, paddy fields, pepper, vanilla and other spices.


It is the location of the main Hindu Matha belonging to veerashiva pantha called Sri Rambhapuri Matha, is another celebrated pontifical seat of the district. Shrimad Jagadguru Rambhapuri Veerasimhasana Mahasamstana Peeta. This Veerashaiva matta with mythical connections to Ramba, celestial dancer, as also to the giant Rambasura, is one of the five great panchacharya mathas. The Veerabadra temple attached to the matha has sturdy metallic images of Veerabhadra and Bhadrakali. It is the holy place of Muslims because here the Sufi saint Baba Bandesha's holy tomb is situated. The main crop in this and surrounding areas is coffee. It is a major junction for routes to Chikkamagaluru, Kudremukha, Sringeri-Koppa and Shivamogga. The distance from state capital Bengaluru is 292 kilometres (181 mi).

Balehonnur Bridge[edit]

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The Bhadra River Flowing through Balehonnur.

Balehonnur Bridge constructed across the river Bhadra was the first project undertaken by MCC in 1946 - this masonry bridge was constructed across the river Bhadra by Madras Govt.

Educational centers[edit]

  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Balehonnur (JNVB)- Seegodu
  • Government Model Higher Primary Schools Balehonnur(G.M.H.P.S)
  • Government High School Balehonnur
  • Nirmala Convent- Balehonnur
  • Balehonnur Education Society ( B.E.S )
  • Holy Prophet Primary School (H.P.E.S)
  • Holy Prophet High School (H.P.E.S)
  • Sri Jagadguru Renukacharya junior College Balehonnur(S.J.RC.J.C)
  • Sri jagadguru Renukacharya Industrial Training Institute(renukanagara)
  • Sri Jagadguru Rudramuneeshwara Residential High School, R.P. Mutt, Balehonnur
  • Government Higher Primary School, R.P. Mutt, Balehonnur
  • Al Badriya Arabic School
  • Jyothirvikas English Medium Primary & High School Kadabagere
  • Poornaprajna Education Centre- SangameshwarpetSangameshwarpet
  • Adichunchanagiri (B.G.S)p.u college and high school Balehonnur.

Nonprofit organizations[edit]

  • Vishwa Hindu Parishath
  • Rastriya Swayam sevaka Sanga
  • Bajarangdala
  • KMY education society(R)
  • Rotary Club of Balehonnur
  • JCI Balehonnur Classic
  • CLC (Coffee Land Cricket Club) (R)
  • Sunni Students Federation SSF (R)
  • Rising Generation Balehonnur

Local festivals[edit]

  • Renukacharaya/Veerabhadreshwara Rathotsava (Carfestival),
  • Uroos of Bandesha (R.A)
  • Sri Navarathri Durgadevi Utsava
  • Sri Renukanagara Ayyappa Utsava


Government Hospital, Sudha Nursing Home, Sanjivini Clinic, Chiranjeevi Clinic.


Balehonnur is well connected by road. There are frequent govt. and private buses to Chickmagaluru, Sringeri, Koppa, Udupi, and Karkala. The state highway SH-27 cuts across Balehonnur which connects to the National Highway NH-13 at Sringeri. There are buses to Bangalore on a daily basis.


The closest railway station is Chickmagaluru, about 56 km (35 mi) from Balehonnur.

Holy Places Of Balehonnur[edit]

  • Sri Rambapuri Mutt
  • Sri Ganesh Temple
  • Durga Temple
  • Bandesha (R.A) Tomb
  • Jamiya Masjid
  • Al Badriya Jamiya Masjid
  • Vijaya matha church.


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