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Tarikere is a town and taluk headquarters in Chikmagalur district and located at a distance of 59 Km from Chikmagalur town.
The name, Tarikere has been derived its name from number of water tanks by which the town is surrounded namely, Chikkere (Small Tank), Doddakere (Big Tank), Dalavikere, Ramanayakankere, Kenddarahalla. Kere means Water Tank in Kannada language.
The Tarikere town has situated 698 meters above sea level.
Places of Interest in and around Tarikere:
Amruthapura: Amruthapura is the main attraction of Tarikere and located at a distance of 10 Km. This place is popular because of the splendid Amruteshvara temple, which was built by Amrutheshwara Dandanayaka (commander) under Hoysala King Veera Ballala II in 1196 AD. The Amruteshvara temple is one of the masterpieces of Hoysala architecture.
Kemmangundi, a popular hill station of Karnataka is just 33 Km away from Tarikere on Chikmagalur Road.
Kallathi Giri is a must visit beautiful and popular mini water falls on the top of lord Veera bhadra temple.
Lakkavalli Dam: The Lakkavalli dam is located near Lakkavalli village in Tarikere Taluk, Chikmagalur district. The Lakkavalli dam site is extremely picturesque.
Distance from Tarikere:
Bangalore: 240 Km
Mysore: 206 Km
Mangalore: 210 Km
Shimoga: 41 Km
Hassan: 112 Km
Chikmagalur: 59 Km
Tumkur: 169 Km
Chitradurga: 115 Km
Hiriyur: 103 Km
How to get there (Tarikere):
Nearest Airport: There are no airports in the surrounding areas. The airport is getting constructed in Shimoga. Air travelers have to make use of one of Mangalore, Hubli or Bangalore airports.
Nearest Railway Station: Tarikere lies on the Bangalore - Shimoga railway line and there are trains from Mysore and Bangalore which stop at Tarikere on the way to Shimoga.
Road: Tarikere is well connected by road network. National Highway NH-206 passes through the Tarikere town.
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