There are many small hamlets beside the highway with unique names and charms of their own. All you need to do is leave the highway and explore. Manmane is one such village, about 5 km from Talaguppa towards Jog. It belongs to Siddapura Taluk of Uttara Kannada district which spreads out to its north. It is surrounded by the talukas of Sagara on the southern side, Honnavara on the west and Soraba to the south. This lake is adjacent to the highway and a smaller road diverts into the village here. The adjacent Talavata village is home to Matthuga Homestay which is popular among travellers.