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Sirsi - A Picture Perfect Getaway


Lush green forests, towering waterfalls and quaint old temples make Sirsi in the Uttara Karnataka district a popular destination. The town, which lies in the heart of the Western Ghats, is located 407 km from Bangalore city.

What You Can See In Sirsi - Tourist Places In And Around Sirsi

Sirsi is a scenic little place. The Aghanashini river starts its journey from Donihalla near Sirsi. The river rushes down the rocky hills of Sirsi to create magnificent waterfalls. The town is also blessed with heavy monsoon rains and has rich tropical forests teeming with wildlife. This natural beauty makes Sirsi quite a popular getaway.

One of the most famous temples here is the 16th century Marikamba temple. The annual fair is attended by millions of devotees. Equally popular is the Maha Ganapati temple. Devotees throng the temple to seek the advice of the Lord before starting any new venture.

Legend has it that those who seek His advice are never disappointed. Other popular places to visit include Banavasi, Sahasralinga and Unchalli Falls. Banavasi is an ancient city that was the erstwhile capital of Karnataka. Sahasralinga consists of thousands of Shivalingas immersed in a river in the middle of the dense forest.

How To Reach Sirsi

It's easy to reach Sirsi. The nearest airport is around 100 km away at Hubli and the area is also well connected by road.

Best Time To Visit Sirsi

Months of winter is the ideal time to explore the beauty of Sirsi.

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How to Reach Sirsi

  • By Road
    Sirsi is well connected to major cities by means of KSRTC (Karnatak State Road Transport Corporation) and private buses. Buses for Sirsi are available from major Uttara Kanada cities, such as Shimoga, Dharwad and Udupi, among others. Travelling by bus is reasonable and comfortable
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  • By Train
    Kumta Railway Station is nearest railway junction to Sirsi, situated at a distance of about 61 km. Kumta is well connected to cities like Goa, Mangalore and Panjim. Upon reaching Kumta, they can hire taxis and cabs or even take buses to reach Sirsi
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  • By Air
    Hubli Airport is the nearest airport that connects Sirsi to major Indian cities. It is situated at a distance of about 109 km from Sirsi. Bangalore International Airport is the nearest international airport, located at a distance of 418 km from Sirsi. Tourists from America, Asia, Europe and Middle East can reach Sirsi via Bangalore International Airport.
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