Honnemaradu is situated on the banks of the backwaters of the Sharavathi river. A big water mass extends up to the Chakra dam. It is located at Shimoga district, Karnataka about 15 km from Sagara on the way to Jog falls , 12 km from Talaguppa and 392 km from Bangalore. With reservations, visitors in groups of at least 12 can stay overnight, with facilities for food, shelter and equipment rentals nearby.
Indian Institute For Adventure Applications is a training institute situated here which uses adventure as a platform for learning.
Deep in the forest, Honnemaradu is a haven for outdoors fanatics as well as those who want a complete break from city life. Trekking, however, is only permitted along roads in a designated area.
Some of the water sports activities here include boating and kayaking, but it only permitted with a guide. Swimming is not allowed. There are no longer equipment for wind rafting.