Honnamana Kere

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Honnammana Kere
Skyline of Honnammana Kere
Honnammana Kere is located in Karnataka
Honnammana Kere
Honnammana Kere
Location of Somawarapete
Honnammana Kere is located in India
Honnammana Kere
Honnammana Kere
Honnammana Kere (India)
Coordinates: Coordinates: 12°37′16″N 75°52′49″E / 12.620991°N 75.880165°E / 12.620991; 75.880165
Country India
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Honnamana Kere (Honnama Lake) (Kannada: ಹೊನ್ನಮ್ಮನ ಕೆರೆ) is a lake and holy place in Doddamalthe near the village of Sulimalthe, 6 km away from Somwarpet town of Coorg in the state of 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]


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.

Places to stay[edit]

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


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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b http://archive.deccanherald.com/Content/Jul172007/district2007071613295.asp
  2. ^ a b "Heaps of broken images". Deccan Herald Spectrum. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2013.

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