Best of Karnataka with Backwaters.
1. Hirekolale Lake
At a distance of 10 km from Chikmagalur Hirekolale Lake is a beautiful man made lake surrounded by high mountains. The famous hills of Mullayanagiri can be viewed from here. This lake was built to supply water to Chikmagalur town and irrigation of lands in surrounding villages.
2. Ayyanakere Lake
At a distance of 25 km from Chikmagalur, Ayyanakere Lake is an ancient lake situated at the eastern base of Baba Budan Range hills. This is the biggest lake in the Chikmagalur district and the second largest lake in Karnataka. Ayyanakere is surrounded by beautiful hills.
At a distance of 103 km from Bangalore City Junction Bheemeshwari is a small town in Mandya district of Karnataka. It is located between the Shivanasamudra Falls and Mekedatu on River Cauvery. This is a famous Bangalore weekend getaway for one day trip.
4. Dubare Elephant Camp
At a distance of 29 km from Madikeri and 15 km from Kushalnagar, Dubare Elephant Camp is an elephant training center situated on the banks of the river Cauvery in the district of Kodagu, Karnataka
5. Cauvery Nisargadhama
At a distance of 29 Kms from Madikeri & 12 km from Dubare Elephant, Cauvery Nisargadhama is an island formed by the River Cauvery. This man-made island was built in 1988 and is spread over a sprawling 35-acre land. The island is filled with thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees and surrounded by the Kaveri River.