Sringeri is a town in the South Indian state of Karnataka. It is a part of the Chikmagalur district. The district headquarters lies at a distance of 88 km east. The town is famed for the first mutt (Hindu monastic) known as Sringeri Sharada Peeta established by Adi Shankara. Temple enthusiasts as well as lovers of South Indian food must visit this place.
Places to Stay
Some of the budget hotels which are worth considering when in Sringeri are Dr’s Heritage (Tariff – Rs. 400), Padmashri Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 400), Pallavi Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 400), Shreepoorna Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the area is Kannada.
The important festivals of the region are Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The town is famous for its temples – Sharadamba Temple, Vidyashankara Temple, the four guardian temples on the four corners of the town – to name a few. In order to explore more, one needs to head to Chikmagalur and try out Kudremukh National Park, Inam Dattatreya Peetha (a holy place for both Hindus and Muslims), Baba Budan Giri Hills (with a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Muslims), Hebbe Falls and others.
How to Get There
Bajpe Airport in Mangalore is the nearest major airport at a distance of 100 km.
The Chikmagalur Railway Station is located around 90 km away is the closest railway station to the town.
Direct buses as well as via buses to the town are available from nearby towns and cities as the town has a lot of significance in the national arena for its tourist sites. It is mostly state-transport buses which indirectly cater to the needs of people. Private operators have also slowly joined the race, SRS Travels being one of them. Get discount on bus booking through various travel websites like Ticketgoose.com and visit your desired holiday destination.