The word Tarikere is derived from the words “ Tari ” and “ Kere “, “ Tari ” means “ paddy ” and “ kere ” means “ Large water tanks” . It is surrounded by number of large water tanks namely; Chikkere, Doddakere, Dalavikere, Ramanayakakere etc.
National Highway NH-206 (Bangalore to Honnavar) passes through the Tarikere town. From the district headquarters of Chikmagalur, Tarikere can be reached by a road via Lingadahalli. The famous hill station of Kemmannagundi, falls on this road.
There are many autorickshaws and cabs available to visit nearby places, but drivers don't go by meters. They fix a charge for the place you want to go; bargaining is up to you. The more your attire and luggage announce that you are a tourist the greater the chance of drivers ripping you off.
- Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kemmannagundi, a popular hill station in Karnataka with scenic beauty.
- Amrithapura, which is around 15km away from Tarikere is famous for the Amritheshwara Temple constructed by Hoysalas.
- Kallathi Giri
- Subramanya Temple, located in M G Road Tarikere is very famous for the yearly procession that happens during December-January.