Shorapur, formerly known as Surpur is a town located at a distance of 53 km from the Yadgir district of Karnataka. The town is located at a distance of 95 km from the nearest cities of Raichur and 53 km from the district headquarters of Yadgir. The town is famous for the Venugopal Swamy Temple that attracts many pilgrims every year. A number of historical places are also located here that serves as major attractions.
Places to Stay
One can find a number of budget-friendly hotels in the nearest city of Raichur. Some of them which are worth trying are Nrupatunga Hotel (Tariff – Rs.700), SLV Tourist lodge (Tariff – Rs. 600), Siddharth Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Vinay Residency (Tariff – Rs. 990), Hotel Prabhu (Tariff – Rs. 900) and many more.
The official language of the region is Kannada.
The major festivals celebrated with great enthusiasm are the Dussehra in October, Makar Sankranti in January, Ugadi in March-April, Ganesh Chaturthi in September and many more.
Places of Interest
There are many religious as well as historic places of tourist interest. A few of the must-see places of visit is the famous historic temple of Shree Venugopal Swamy. The other major attractions are the Vanadurga Fort, Taylor Manzil, Jain Temple and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad at a distance of 250 km from the town.
The nearest railway station is the Yadgir Railway Station at a distance of 50 km from the region.
The major bus transport services that travels between the places is the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC). There are also many private bus operators such as Shakuntala Travels and others plying between many places. Online bus ticket booking is one of the easiest ways of booking your tickets