About Tarikere

Tarikere Town is located in Chikkamagalur District of Karnataka State. This small town is also the Taluka Headquarters. The name of this town is given after the numerous water tanks that surround it. Kere means huge water tanks. The water tanks that surround Tarikere Town are Ramanayakankere, Kenddarahlla, Doddakere, Dalavikere and Chikkere. The administration of this town is looked after by Tarikere Town Municipal Council which has divided this town into 23 wards.

Geography of TarikereGeography of Tarikere

Location of Tarikere is at 13.82 0N Latitude and 76.03 0E Longitude. The elevation of this town is at 697 m above the sea level. The total area of Tarikere Town is 15.01 sq km. During summers, the temperature is about 28 0C and during winters the temperature of Tarikere is about 24 0C.
Tarikere is surrounded by Talukas like Chikkamagalur Taluka in the south west, Bhadravati and Shimoga Talukas in north, Hosadurga Taluka in east and Narasimharajapura Taluka in the west.

Demographics of Tarikere

As per India Census, the total population of Tarikere is 35, 942. The percentage of males is about 51% and percentage of females is about 49%. The average literacy rate of this town is 68%. The official language used in Tarikere is Kannada but languages like English and Urdu are also spoken here. Out of total population about 79.74% people are Hindus, 18.84% people are Muslims and 0.99% people are Christians.

Business and Economy of Tarikere

The main occupation of people in Tarikere Town is agriculture. The important crops grown here are Coconut, Betel nut, Areca nut, Betel Leaves, Ragi, Paddy, Mango, Banana and Corn. In the past, Tarikere Region used to grow paddy but now Areca nut is grown in huge amount in Tarikere. The economy of Tarikere is based on the agriculture. Tarikere Town has a Steel casting factory also.

Tourism in Tarikere

Tarikere offers interesting destinations for the tourists. Some of the popular tourist places in Tarikere are:

Tarikere Tourism


It is a hill station located at an elevation of 1434 m above the mean sea level. This hill station is also called Sri Krishnarajendra Hill Station in the memory of Krishnaraja Wodeyer IV who used to come to Kemmannugundi during summers. Beautiful gardens, lofty hills, gushing streams, cascading waterfalls and Baba Budan Giri Range are popular attractions around Tarikere.

The Amruteshwara Temple

This temple is located at Amruthapura, a town of Chikkamagalur District. The temple dates back to 1196 AD and was built by Amrutheshwara Dandanayaka who was a commander of Hoysala Rulers. This temple is located very close to Bhadra Reservoir.

Kalhattagiri Falls

This waterfalls offers eye captivating views when water gushes down from Chandra Drona hills from an altitude of 45 m.

Veerabhadreshwara Temple

This temple is a famous cave temple that dates back to the Vijayanagara Kingdom. The temple is located in a space between two rocks. The temple offers wonderful view of the surrounding with the Kalhatti Falls in its backdrop. The main deity is Lord Veerabhadreshwara, another form of Lord Shiva.

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary is home to many exotic flora and fauns. The animals and birds found in this sanctuary are Sambar, Sloth Bear, Flying Squirrel, wild boar, Mongoose, Emerald Dove, Hill Myna, Painted bush Quail, Grey Jungle fowl, Great Black Woodpecker, and Malabar Parakeet. Reptiles found here are Monitor Lizards and Marsh Crocodiles. 
Another popular temple of Tarikere is Sri Subramanya Swami Temple that is located in the heart of Tarikere Town.

How to Reach Tarikere

Tarikere can be easily reached by road and rail. Tarikere Railway station is on the railway route connecting Talguppa and Birur. Trains that run between Bangalore and Shimoga and Mysore and Shimoga stop at Tarikere Railway Station.
Tarikere does not have any airport near to it. Travelers availing domestic or international flights have to get down at Humbi, Bangalore or Mangalore airports and then travel to Tarikere by rail or road.

As Tarikere has National Highway No. 206 (NH connecting Hommavar and Bangalore) passing through it, it is easily approachable via road. Tarikere is well connected to the district headquarters Chikkamagalur.

One Day Trip from Tarikere

Read below to have idea about famous destinations around Tarikere that can be covered in a day from Tarikere.

Tarikere to Shimoga

Shimoga can be reached within 2 hours from Tarikere. Famous attractions of Shimoga are Gudavi Bird Sanctuary, Sakrebayalu Elephant Camp, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary, Tunga Dam and Shivappanaika Palace Museum.

Tarikere to Halebid

An ancient town of Karnataka State, Halebid, is known for its Hindu and Jain Temples. The famous temples of Halebid are Shantaleshwara and Hoysaleshwara Temples. The temple of Hoysaleshwara temple is made of soap stone and has an image of Nandi Bull carved out of monolithic stone in front of the temple. Many other Shiva Temples are located in different parts of Halebid Town.

Weekend Destinations from Tarikere

Many other interesting tourist destinations are there around Tarikere. Read below to know more about popular weekend destinations from Tarikere.

Tarikere to Kudremukh

Tarikere to Kudremukh

If you are looking for a tranquil place where you will be able to enjoy some relaxing hours away from the hustle bustle of the city then Kudremukh is the ideal destination to enjoy on a weekend. Kudremukh has dense forests and lush green grasslands. The most popular attraction of Kudremukh is the Kudremukh National Park, a forest that has diverse flora and fauna. Other places to visit here are Radha Krishna Temple, Hanumana Gundi Waterfall, Gangamoola Hills and Lakhya Dam.

Tarikere to Sringeri

Located on the banks of Tunga River, Sringeri is the most sacred place for the Hindus. Sringeri is famous for its Sringeri Mutt, one of the four muttas established by Adi Shankaracharya. Other famous temples of Sringeri are Sharadamba Temple and Vidya Shankar Temple.

Distance from Tarikere

The list of places and their distances from Tarikere are given below:

Distance from Tarikere to Hiriyur: 103 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 2 hours 4 minutes

Distance from Tarikere to Tumkur: 169 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 3 hours 9 minutes

Distance from Tarikere to Hassan: 112 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 2 hours 14 minutes

Distance from Tarikere to Chitradurga: 115 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 2 hours 13 minutes

Distance from Tarikere to Shimoga: 41 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 1 hour

Distance from Tarikere to Mysore: 206 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 4 hours 4 minutes

Distance from Tarikere to Mangalore: 224 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 4 hours 40 minutes

Distance from Tarikere to Bangalore: 262 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 4 hours 27 minutes

Distance from Tarikere to Sakleshpur: 128 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 2 hours 35 minutes

Distance from Tarikere to Gubbi: 148 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 2 hours 38 minutes

Distance from Tarikere to Huliyar: 94.6 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 1 hour 58 minutes

Distance from Tarikere to Devanur: 60.5 km
Estimated Time of Journey by Road: 1 hour 11 minutes

Fact File of Tarikere

Town: Tarikere
District: Chikkamagalur
State: Karnataka
Population: 35, 942
Total Area: 15.01 sq km
Elevation: 697 m
Latitude: 13.82 Degrees North
Longitude: 76.03 Degrees East
Official Language: Kannada
Spoken Language: Urdu, Kannada, English

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