Birur is a town in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The major cities nearby are Shimoga and Chickmagalur, located at the distances of 63 km north-west and 48 km south-west. The Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is located just west of the town. Professionals based in Shimoga and looking for a break can try this place out.
Places to Stay
The nearest and the best possible accessible place available for lodging is Shimoga. Some of the budget hotels worth giving a try are Surya Comforts Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Hombuja Residency (Tariff – Rs. 600), Jewel Rock Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and Samrat Ashoka Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 650).
The official language of the area is Kannada.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Antaraghattammana Habba bullock cart racing Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Dasara Mahotsava and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The town is famous for its temples and wildlife sanctuaries. Some of these places which deserve mention are Sri Antharaghatammanavaru Temple, Sri Rama Devaru Temple, Sri Veerabhadraswamy, Sri Vasavi Temple, Sri Bette Ranganathaswamy Temple, Sri Maliyambika devi Temple, Sri Beeralingeshwaraswamy Temple and Sri Mylaralingaswamy Temple & Moksha Lingeswara Temple in Mukti Dhama.
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 201 km.
The Shimoga Railway Station located around 62 km away is the closest major railway station to the town. Birur has its own railway station too.
Direct buses as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and villages. It is mostly state-transport buses which indirectly cater to the needs of people. Private operators are also slowly joining the race, an example being that of SRS Travels. Regular buses to the town are available from Shimoga. If you are booking bus tickets online through ticketgoose.com you can travel hassle-free to anywhere in India.