Hiriyur is a small town located near Chitradurga in Karnataka. Located on NH4, this place is known for the oldest dam in Karnataka. The dam Mari Kanive (Vani Vilasa Sagara) is built on Vedavati river.
Another attraction of Hiriyur is Terumalleshwara Temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is also known as Dakshina Kashi which means 'Kashi of the South'.
With a normally dry weather, the monsoons and post monsoon period are ideal to visit the place.