The Lakkavalli dam is located near Lakkavalli village situated at a distance of 22 km from Tarikere Taluk, Chikmagalur district. Lakkavalli is the site of a dam across the Bhadra River; the dam is used for irrigation and power production. This is a paradise for bird watchers. More than 250 species of bird life are spotted here. This dam was designed by Sir M. Vishweshwaraiah, the then chief Engineer of Mysore state. There is also Bhadra wildlife Sanctuary at backwaters of this dam. The Bhadra wildlife sanctuary covers a region of 492 Km square. The sanctuary has started a tiger-conservation project called 'Project Tiger' that is an initiative from the Indian Government.
The Bhadra Dam, which has created the Bhadra Reservoir, is located on the Bhadra River a tribut..
Gajanur Dam is a famous picnic spot. It is in a small village- Gajanur located at 12 kilometers..
Hebbe Falls is one of the exotic waterfall situated near famous hill station Kemmangundi in Chi..
Kemmannugundi is a hill station and one of the highest peak, located in Chikkamagaluru district..
Chikmagalur district also know as "Chikkamagaluru" is a tourists paradise in Karnataka. It is home to few of the top hill stations in india. Chikmagalur attracts lot of tourist around the state due to it's pleasant climate, hill stations, western ghats tropical rainforests and tea and coffee estates. Chikmagalur is a district headquarters which is located on the foothills of the Mullayanagiri hill station.
Baba Budan Giri Hill Ranges of western ghats are the major attractions in Chikmagalur, which includes Mullayanagiri, stands 1930 meters tall and is the tallest peak in Karnataka. Kemmangundi, Kudremukh, Baba Budan Giri also known as Datta Peeta and Devirammana Betta are the other notable must visit peaks in Chikmagalur.
Hebbe Falls, Kallathigiri Falls near Kemmangundi and Manikyadhara Falls near Budan Giri are the famous waterfalls to visit in the district. District also has 2 wildlife sanctuaries Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary and Kudremukh National Park which are tropical wet evergreen type of forest in the Western Ghats.
Chikmagalur also has lot of prime pilgrim places which are visited by large number of tourists, major ones being the Sringeri on the banks of Tunga, Horanadu, Kalasa, Guru Dattatreya Bababudanswamy Darga also know as Datta Peeta Situated on the Baba Budan Giri and Deviramma Betta Temple.