Honnamana Kere, the largest lake in Coorg, is a beautiful sightseeing location on the list of all travelers in the region. Best visited for the rituals held during the Festival of Gawri, this beautiful treasure trove of nature is presided by Goddess Honamma. Devotees from all walks of life come here to participate in the special rituals of 'Bagina', where the precious belongings of the deity are immersed into the depths of this enchanting lake. It is believed that the Goddess had given up her life for the welfare and happiness of the local people and this temple was then erected in her honor and memory.
If you are planning to visit Coorg during this festive season, then remember to time your visit in line with the dates of this festival. Its vibrant ceremonies and rituals are indeed worthy of a look. Surrounded by emerald-colored mountains and lush coffee plantations, the scenic environs of Honnamana Kere and its lake personify tranquility and peace and are known for their many opportunities of fishing and boating .