Kuppalli was not in our list when we were on Riding to Kodachadri, we reached Shivamogga early than the expected time. Since we had some time before we reach our destination thought of visiting Kuppalli which is very famous for ‘Kavimane’ (Kuvempu’s Home). 

Kuppalli is a small village in Thirthahalli taluk around 18 Kms from Thirthahalli. And I know, its not required more information about this place ☺️ It’s a birthplace and childhood home of famous Kannada poet Kuvempu (Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa). 

Even though Kuppalli is a remote place, this place can be easily reachable. We can find proper direction boards from Thirthahalli (and can trust google map also). The childhood house of Kuvempu at Kuppali has at present been transformed into a museum by Rashtrakavi Kuvempu Pratishtana (a trust dedicated to Kuvempu). This trust has carried out huge developmental works in Kuppali to showcase Kuvempu and his works to the external world.

It’s been close to 10 years I visited this place last time, but I had same interest to revisit this place, I love the architecture of the home very much. It’s been more than 100 years old home. Very well maintained. 


Kavimane means the House of the poet in Kannada language is the family house of Kuvempu. This three storied house where Kuvempu spent his childhood is located in the middle of green forests of Malnad. 

This place is open for visitors from 9.00 AM to 6.30 PM

Entrance fees is Rs. 10/- per person

Photography and Videography is strictly prohibited inside the house, but we can click photos outside home.

We can purchase books on discount at this place

Travel Tips

Distance from Bengaluru350 Kms 
Road ConditionDecent  
Nearest TownThirthahalli
Fuel StationThirthahalli
Near by places to visitKavaledurga Fort, Tunga Bridge, Kundadri Hills, Agumbe, Mandagadde

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