Honnemaradu (which transaltes itself to a place of golden sand) is a tourist place, situated on the back waters of River Sharavathi and is popular among watersports enthusiasts as a site for kayaking, windsurfing and other similar sports.

Honnemaradu is located in Shimoga district, Karnataka about 25 km away from Sagara, on the way to Jog falls. Visitors can stay overnight, with facilities for food, shelter and equipment rentals nearby. Please note that use of plastic, alcoholic drinks, smoking and other pollution causing items are prohibited in this area. It's really a cool place to hang out during weekends and good season being from september to december.

Backwaters of Karnataka