Ayyanakere Lake is located at a distance of 20 km from the town of Chikmagalur. Positioned in the Malnad region, the beautiful water body is frequented by nature lovers. One of the highlights of the lake is the view of a pyramid shaped peak standing alongside the reservoir.

Tourists visit the lake for witnessing the beauty of nature on the Agumbe and Sringeri Hills during sunrise and sunset. Second biggest lake in Karnataka, it was developed in the 12th century with the objective to maintain and enhance the fertility of the land.

It is also a blessing to farmers, for irrigating 21,560 hectares of land in the region. Tourists can also engage in recreational activities at the lake such as fishing and camping at the lakeside. Along with visiting this 900 year old water body, tourists can also visit the Shakhuni Ranganatha Temple that is located nearby.