The biggest lake in the region of Coorg, Honnamana Kere (Honnama Lake) (Kannada: ಹೊನ್ನಮ್ಮನ ಕೆರೆ) is a place that must be visited while on your Coorg trip. It is one of the many tourist spots in Somwarpet which is one of the taluks of Coorg. Honnamana Kere Lake is located in Daddamalthe which is quite near to the village Sulimalthe. Sulimalthe village is at a distance of 6 km from Somwarpet town.
The Honnamana Kere presents tourists with breathtaking sceneries and amazing photographic opportunities. The environment around is relaxing and calm. It is surrounded by majestic mountains, cliffs and huge expanse of coffee plantations creating a beautiful natural setting. Two hills named Gavi Betta and Mori Betta also cover the Lake.
Image Gallery of Honnamana Kere Lake Coorg
Along with its obvious scenic beauty, the lake has religious importance as well. It has been named after Goddess Honnamma. There is a temple adjacent to the lake as well. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Honnamma who is said to have sacrificed her life for the wellbeing of the people. Many religious tourists come here to visit the lake. During the festival of Gowri Pooja many newly wedded couples come to visit the lake and pay their offerings.
Along with sightseeing, the Lake also offers various opportunities to outdoor activities such as boating and fishing.
The town of Somwarpet in Coorg offers various others options of sightseeing as well. Some of these are Mallalli Falls along with wild life sanctuaries named as the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.