Nittur village is located in the Taluk of Hosangara in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. The village is in the midst of dense forests on the state highway that leads from Shimoga to Kollur. Nittur has a rich heritage, culture and has a reservoir of natural beauty. Nittur lies at a high altitude of 2582 m. It has
remained a popular tourist attraction for trekkers and climbers around the world.
Places to Stay
There are comfortable and affordable hotels near Nittur. There are homestays available in the village. Hotel accommodation can be found in Tumkur, Nrityagram, Hesarghatta and Shivgange.
Being located in Karnataka, the official language of Nittur is Kannada. Hindi is also understood by the people here.
The ‘Kuvempu Rangamandira’ and ‘Karnataka Sangha’ of Nittur are known as the centres for cultural activities. Yakshagana is a popular dance form that is practiced by some artistes from Nittur. Festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi, Shankranti and Krishnajanmashtami are celebrated in this region.
Places of Interest
There are several places that can be visited by tourists and one of the most popular attractions is Kodachadri peak. Nittur is the starting point for trekkers going towards the Kodachadri peak. The closest tourist attraction to Nittur is Tumkur. Shivgange, Nrityagram and Hesaraghatta are other places that can be visited.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Bangalore airport which is at a distance of approximately 96 km.
The closest railway station is Tumkur which is at a distance of 13 km from it.
There are direct bus services from Bangalore, Shimoga and Tumkur to Nittur. Air conditioned Volvo buses are available from Bangalore. Book a bus ticket online and travel hassle free without standing in serpentine queues.