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Balehonnur is located in Karnataka
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)
 • 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 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.Ishke Mubarak Live a Islamic Live Broadcasting Group Which Is Popular In The Karnataka State as well as nieghbouring states like kerala etc. & in Gulf Countries Like Saudi Arabia Bahrain Oman Dubai Kuwait etc. Distance from state capital Bengaluru is 292 km.

The Bhadra River Flowing through Balehonnur

Balehonnur Bridge[edit]

Balehonnur Bridge was the first project undertaken by MCC in 1946 - this masonry bridge was constructed across the river Bhadra at Balehonnur, Chikkamagalur, Karnataka.

Educational centers[edit]

  • Holy Prophet Primary School (H.P.E.S)
  • Holy Prophet High School (H.P.E.S)
  • 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 )
  • 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 Organization[edit]

  • KMY education society(R)
  • Sunni Students Federation SSF (R)
  • Rising Generation Balehonnur
  • Rotary Club of Balehonnur
  • JCI Balehonnur Classic
  • CLC (Coffee Land Cricket Club) (R)

Local festivals[edit]

  • Renukacharaya/Veerabhadreshwara Rathotsava (Carfestival),
  • Uroos Of Bandesha (R.A)


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 Daily basis.


The closest railway station is Chickmagaluru about 56 km 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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