Shirol is a small village in the Gadag District of Karnataka, India. It comes under Gadag Taluk as well. The cities closest to Shirol are Gadag (1 km), Ron (34 km), Navalgund (35 km) and Mundargi (41 km). Shirol is a village panchayath with a population of less than 600. Shirol has a few schools and colleges nearby so the villagers are fairly literate. Most of them are engaged in occupations in the nearby city of Gadag.
Places to Stay
Although there are no hotels in Shirol, nearby Gadag offers a number of good budget hotel options. These include Geethanjali Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500-1000) and Hotel Badami Court (Tariff – Rs. 500-1000).
The official language of Shirol is Kannada.
The important festivals of Shirol are the Hindu festivals of Maha Shiv Ratri, Ganesh Chathurthi, Diwali, Dussehra, Sri Rama Navami and others.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Shirol. Hubli is about 59 km away from Shirol by bus. Badami, a famous religious and tourist town is located only 60 km away from Shirol. The religious sites of Pattadakkal and Aihole are 68 km and 78 km respectively from Shirol.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Shirol is Hubli Airport. The airport is located about 65 km away from the area.
Gadag Junction Railway Station (5 km) connects Jejuri to the rest of Maharashtra and beyond on the Konkan Railway Line. Trains to many places in the state halt here.
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