Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple

The Annapoorneshwari Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Annapoorneshwari, located at Horanadu, India, 100 km from Chikmagalur in the thick forests and valleys of the Western Ghats of Karnataka. It is situated on the banks of river Bhadra.

Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple

The great deity of Adishakthyathmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari’s Prathistapana was done by his holiness Agasthya Maharishi several centuries back. The hereditary Dharmakartharu of our family started 400 years back. Till the 5th Dharmakartharu, the temple was having a very small structure surrounded by full of natural vegetation and forest. Even then at least one or more people used to visit the temple, have pooja and were provided with free food {annaprasadam} and shelter and it is continued to date.

It is believed that the sage Agastya in the 8th century established the icon of the goddess here.

Quick Facts:

  • Timings: 6:30 AM to 9.00 PM
  • Entry Fee: NA
  • Photography: Not allowed
  • Approximate visit duration: 2 hours
  • Foreigners are allowed
  • Best time to visit: October to March
  • Address: Mudigere – Taluk, Chikamagalur – District, Horanadu, Karnataka 577181

How to Reach Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple

By Air

The closest airport to Horanadu is Bajpe Airport in Mangalore, Karnataka located 66 kilometers away. It is an international airport well connected by all major domestic and international cities. Mysore airport located 178 kilometers away is the next closest airport.

By Rail

The city of Horanadu does not have its own railway station. the nearest railway station is in Bantawala located 55 kilometers away from Horanadu. One can even reach Kabakaputtur railway station located 58 kilometers. Time taken to reach Horanadu is nearly the same from both the railway stations.

By Road

Horanadu is well connected from all the major cities in Karnataka by KSRTC buses. Several private buses also ply daily services to this city.

Pooja Timing:

Mahamangalarathi Time:

Morning at 9:00 am, Afternoon at 1:30 pm, Night at 9:00 pm.

Kunkumarchana Time:

Morning from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Evening from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Prasada Bojana Time:

From 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm, Night from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Note: All the above timings may vary on special days.


  • No paid darshans are available one should stand in the normal queue.
  • The travel has to be planned carefully as it is in the hills, the transport is limited. Most people come by tourist buses and also by car. On rainy days it becomes a little bit difficult to access. 
  • Temple has there owned Lodge namely Bhadra Nivasa Lodge room rate starts from INR 250 per 24 Hours for Double Bed Room and go up to INR 2750.00 for Suite Room. For e-mail “bhadranivasalodge@gmail.com
  • Mangalore to Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple distance is 127.3 KM (3 hr 18 min approx)
  • I don’t think the temple is safe for traveling at night as there is a forest nearby.
  • Sringeri to Annapoorneshwar Temple distance is 42.2 KM (1 hr 49 min approx)
  • Kateel to Annapoorneshwar Temple distance is 108.5 KM (2 hr 48 min approx)


January to December

Monday 06:00 AM to 09:00 AM 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Tuesday 06:00 AM to 09:00 AM 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Wednesday 06:00 AM to 09:00 AM 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Thursday 06:00 AM to 09:00 AM 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Friday 06:00 AM to 09:00 AM 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Saturday 06:00 AM to 09:00 AM 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Sunday 06:00 AM to 09:00 AM 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM07:00 PM to 09:30 PM

Things to carry:

Id Card
First Aid Kit
Food or Snacks

Near By:

Fuel Station1.2 KM
Restaurant0.1 KM
Taxi0.5 KM
Bus Stop0.5 KM
Hotel0.1 KM
Pharmacy1 KM
Hospital66.2 KM
Railway Station55 KM


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