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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 holy place of Muslims because here the Sufi saint Baba Bandesha's holy tomb is situated . 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. The main crop in this and surrounding areas is coffee. It is a major junction for routes to Chikkamagaluru, Kudremukha, Sringeri-Koppa and Shivamogga.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]

  • Government Model Higher Primary Schools Balehonnur(G.M.H.P.S)
  • Government High School Balehonnur
  • Nirmala Convent- Balehonnur
  • Sri Jagadguru Renukacharya junior College Balehonnur(S.J.RC.J.C)
  • Holy Prophet Primary School
  • Holy Prophet English Medium High School
  • Poornaprajna Education Centre- Sangameshwarpet
  • Jyothirvikas English Medium Primary & High School Kadabagere
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Balehonnur (JNVB)- Seegodu
  • Sri agadguru Renukacharya Industrial Training Institute(renukanagara)
  • Sri Jagadguru Rudramuneeshwara Residential High School, R.P. Mutt, Balehonnur
  • Government Higher Primary School, R.P. Mutt, Balehonnur
  • Balehonnur Education Society ( B.E.S )


  • Rotary Club Balehonnur
  • JCI Balehonnur Classic (JCI is a worldwide community of young active citizens)
  • SSF Balehonnur Division(Sunni Students Federation)
  • KMY Education Society (R)

Grand Festivals at Belehonnur[edit]

  • Ganesha festival,
  • Vijaya Dashami (Durga Puja)
  • Renukacharaya/Veerabhadreshwara Rathotsava (Carfestival),
  • Uroos Of Bandesha (R.A)
  • Eid-Milaadunnabi

Places to stay at Belehonnur[edit]

Rambhapuri Mutt, Asha Hotel and Lodge

Banks at Belehonnur[edit]

  • Canara bank,
  • Karnataka Bank,
  • DCC Bank,
  • Kaveri Grameen bank,
  • Vijaya Bank,
  • State Bank of Mysore,
  • Corporation Bank


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


  • Karnataka bank
  • State bank of Mysore
  • Vijaya bank


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.


The closest Airport is Mangalore airport about 146 km from Balehonnur.



Police Station: Ph no. (08266)-250666