Places Around Us
For a great adventure, live your life by a compass not a clock. After all, life is short
and the world is wide. While your stay at Rainbird, you can visit these places around us.
Distance – 8 kms, Type – Adventure
This beautiful waterfall is in Magajahalli Village of Hanbal, Hassan district. About 20 feet tall,
this small yet breathtaking cascade of water is the perfect place for a picnic. Considered as one
of the best tourist places in Sakleshpur, Magajahalli falls is shod with lush greenery and is just 8
kms away from Rainbird homestay. Just being at the foothills of Pushpagiri hills, you can enjoy
the magnificent view of the mountain range from the waterfalls.
Distance – 12 kms, Type – Sightseeing
Known for its unique architecture, Manajarabad Fort was established by Tipu Sultan during his
rule seeking protection against the British Army. It was strategically located, approaching the
plateau and connecting Srirangapattana Fort via an underground tunnel. It is in Donegal, 12
kms away from Rainbird Homestay. The best time to visit this fort is between June and
February. The aerial view presents a star-shaped monument surrounded by awe-trucking
natural beauty. The Arabian Sea is visible from the fort, being 3200 feet above sea level. It is
open from 8 am to 5 pm every day.
Distance – 15 kms, Type – Pilgrimage
Devarunda translates to “the abode of Gods” in Kannada. Devarunda Prasanna Rameshwara
temple is over 500 years and is considered as a house of prominent hindu deities like
Rameshwara, Channakeshva, Parvati and more. An ancient holy place amidst green stretches
is perfect for a spiritual connection and some sightseeing. The temple is 15 kms away from
Distance – 16 kms, Type – Pilgrimage
According to Mahabharata, Pandavas sought sanctuary on this mountain during their exile.
That’s how it’s known as Pandavara Betta. Carrying great mythological history, Pandavara Betta
also carries natural beauty. You can find an old temple made over 1000 years ago, still chanting
in glory. It is 16 kms from our homestay. You can also view Jenkal Hills from Pandavara Betta.
Distance – 16 kms, Type – Adventure
This peak is a great option for trekking. The hill goes upto 4500 ft above sea level. It is just 16
kms away from our homestay. Suitable for a medium level trek, Mooru Kannina Gudda leaves
you spellbound with its lush green view.
Distance – 16 kms, Type – Adventure
These waterfalls are surrounded by coffee and spice plantations, making it a beautiful place to
do sightseeing. Usually July to October is a good time to visit the falls if you love rain.
Otherwise, it’s good to visit any time of the year. 16 kms away from Rainbird Homestay, it’s a
great place to escape and absorb natural beauty.
Distance – 16 kms, Type – Sightseeing
If you have not seen a sunset from Kadamane Tea Estate, make a priority to do the same. This
tea estate is a vast stretch spreading across with an enticing aroma in the air. Being 16 kms
away from our homestay, indulge in wanderlust as we take you on a guided tour of the area.
Distance – 22 kms, Type – Pilgrimage
If you are looking for it, you can find solace in a temple which is surrounded by hills at
Maragunda. The whole temple is made from stones. It is located in the centre of Western Ghats,
surrounded by thick flora and Pandavara Betta. Once a year during Varshika abhisheka of Lord
Bhairava, devotees from all around gather for his blessings. From Rainbird homestay, it is just
22 kms away.
Distance – 28 kms, Type – Pilgrimage, Sightseeing, Adventure
Becoming one of the best places to trek around Bangalore, Ettina Bhuja is nothing but a
well-rounded trip. It is also known as Shishila gudda;It is a moderate level trek, while the top
represents an ox’s back. About 4 kms from here, you can visit Nanya Bhairaveshwara temple
which is over 1200 years old. We take you to a guided trek to Ettina Bhuja and make sure you
reach back safe and rejuvenated.
Distance – 42 kms, Type – Sightseeing, Pilgrimage
Belur was earlier the capital of Hoysala Empire, popular for its extensive architectural beauty in
Keshava temple. Designed by the great architect Jakkanna Acharya, you will find carvings
influenced by Puranas, Upanishads, Ramayana, and Mahabharata. The annual Car Festival at
the Chennakesava Temple takes place between March and April. This temple started in 1116
AD and took 103 years to complete. Small shrines surrounding the temple, it has been coined a
UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Distance – 58 kms, Type – Sightseeing, Pilgrimage
Halebid is also known as Dwarasamudra which refers to the gateway to the seas. The name
Halebidu translates to ‘the old city’, now as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was the capital of
Hoysala Empire for 150 years. Halebid is open from 10 AM to 5 PM every day except for
Fridays. The centre of attraction in Halebidu are Hoysaleswara and Kedareshwara temples,
where you will find similar carvings like Belur as the same architect designed these temples.
The best time to visit Belur and Halebid is between October and March.
Distance – 59 kms, Type – Sightseeing, Adventure
Also known as ‘Heaven on Earth’, Bisle Ghat offers a stretched out difficult trek exciting an
adventurer for more. It is a part of the Western Ghats and is on the border of Hassan district and
Dakshina Kannada district. You can see gorgeous native animals in the forest like chitals,
Malabar giant squirrels, leopards, monkeys, peacocks, Indian wild cows and more. There is a
viewpoint known as “Bisle Beauty Spot” from where you can espy magnificent mountain ranges
such as Yenikallu Betta, Doddabetta, Pushpagiri, and Kumaraparvatha amidst the opulent