The coffee town of Balehonnur is 45 km to the north-west of Chikmagalur
. The town is the celebrated pontifical seat of Shrimad Jagadguru Rambhapuri Veersimhasana Mahasamsthana Peetha. This mutt has mythical connections to Rambha, the celestial dancer and a giant Rambhasura. The idols of Veerabhadra and
in the temple attached to the mutt are powerful. Balehonnur is also famous for its 75 year old Coffee Research Institute. Rajgir is the nearby picnic spot.