3km from Puttur city. Dedicated to Kannada Novelist, Playwright, Conservationist, Rabindranath Tagore of Modern India Sir Kota Shivaram Karanth. Karanth Sir house named Balavana and is now maintained by the Government of India. The government has added a swimming pool and made the place an educational institution for local children. Karanth Sir was the third person among seven recipients of Jnanpith Award for Kannada the highest literary honor conferred by the Govt. of India. Karanth Sir was conferred Padma Bhushan by Government of India. Very calm, peaceful place with beautiful greenery all around. Park is available inside. The place gives a heavenly and Nostalgic feeling. Thus making this a must visit with friends and family