The last capital city of the Keladi rulers called “Bidnaur” during the 16th century and now known as "Nagara". Nagara is a village known for its history and is located in the Shimoga District of the state of Karnataka, India. Nagara is a city known for its variety of lush green thick forests.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels like Ashok Deluxe Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Mayura (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Abirami Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Navrathna Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) and M. G. Palace Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Nagara is Kannada. The other languages spoken are Tamil and English.
The important festivals of Nagara are Dasara celebrated in the month of September and Marikamba festival celebrated in the month of February which lasts 5 days.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Nagara. Some of the places include Kollur Mookambika Temple (40 kms from Nagara), Gudde Venkataramana Swamy Temple (20 kms from Shimoga), Neelakenteshwara Temple (20 kms from Nagara) and Shivappa Nayappa Palace (1 km from Nagara, 2 kms from Shimoga).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Nagara is Mangalore Interntional Airport . It is located about 270 kms away from the town.
Nagara is well connected with Hosanagara and Shimoga. It does not have a railway station of its own. The nearest station is Shimoga which is connected to major cities of Karnataka. One can reach Nagara by taxi or bus, it is about 84 kms away from Shimoga.
Nagara is well connected to Shimoga through road. To reach Nagara from Shimoga, one can take a bus through the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KRSTC) or use a private travel services agent. Cheap bus tickets are available on several travel portals like Ticketgoose.com.