Surapura is a village that is located in the Belur tehsil, in the Hassan district of Karnataka. Surapura happens to be one of the 383 villages in Belur and is situated 36 km from Hassan and 220 km from the state capital of Bangalore. Chikmagalur is close-by and is famous for its scenic beauty. Surapura can be reached easily by road and rail.
Places to Stay
As it is a small town, Surapura does not have many hotels to offer its visitors. However, there are local homestays that are available. Several hotels can be found in Chikmagalur city, these include Rajmahal Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 650 onwards) and the Nature Craft Homestay (Tariff – Rs. 1000.)
The official language of Surapura is Kannada. The other languages that are spoken here are Tamil and Marathi.
Some of the popular festivals of Surapura are Ganesh Chaturthi (September), Dussehra (October) and Deepavali (November.)
Places of Interest
The big pond in Rameshwaram (6 km away), the Mullayanagiri Peak (8.3 km away) and the Kemmanagundi hill-station (55 km away) in Chikmagalur are very popular tourist areas.
How to Get There
Surapura has no airport facility. The Mangalore airport (170 km) is the nearest airport.
Kadur (7.77 km away) is the nearest railway station to Surapura. The Birur Junction which is a major railway station near Surapura is 12.17 km away.
Surapura via Chikmagalur is well-connected to places such Hyderabad, Bangalore, Hassan. SRS Travels & Logistics and Spectrum Tours & Travels are some of the good bus operators in this area. Avail of bus ticket booking discount coupons from Ticketgoose.com when you buy your tickets online.