|Its on the way to Nagarahole National park, is a picinic hotspot on the Lakshmanatheertha river. A Shiva Temple dedicated by Sri Rama on the Bank of the river where pilgrim congregate on "Mahashivarathri". The natural beauty - a treat to the eyes - Distance 85 kms from Madikeri.
A mere 15 kms from Nagarhole is the unearthly waterfall "Iruppu" on the banks of the pristine river Lakshmanatirtha. The river descends in joyous leapes to anoint the Shiva Temple on its banks, believed to have been consecrated by Lord Rama himself. With several patches of eye soothing paddy fields on the surrounding land, it is a wonderful getaway spot. Buses ply from Gonikoppa.