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Sringeri - A Town For The Holy


The venerated Hindu saint Adi Shankaracharya set up his first matha in this tranquil town located on the banks of the river Tunga. Ever since then, Sringeri has been an important destination for thousands of pilgrims who visit the picturesque town around the year.

The Myths And Legends Behind Sringeri - Tourist Places In And Around Sringeri

Sringeri is a rich, green land in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. Legend has it that Adi Shankaracharya selected it as the spot to build his mutta after he saw something remarkable on his arrival at Sringeri.

While wandering on the banks of the Tunga river, he saw a cobra spreading its hood to protect a pregnant frog from the harsh sun. Struck by the benevolence of the cobra towards its natural enemy, the Shankaracharya felt that Sringeri was truly unique. Today, his Sharda Peetham is visited by thousands of devotees every day.

Other places to visit at Sringeri include the famous Vidya Shankar Temple and Sarada Temple. The Vidya Shankar temple is famous for its 12 pillars which are said to coincide with the zodiac signs. In addition, the temple is built as per astronomical concepts.

Sringeri Weather

Sringeri has a very pleasant climate all through the year.

How To Reach Sringeri

The town lies 330 km from Bangalore and is well connected by bus routes. The nearest railway stations would be Shimoga and Kadur. Mangalore is the nearest airport.

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How to Reach Sringeri

  • By Road
    Sringeri is well connected with Shimoga, Mangalore, Bangalore, Udupi, Chikmagalur and other cities that are located nearby. Tourists can take KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) or luxury deluxe buses from these places
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  • By Train
    Udupi Railway Station is the nearest railway junction to Sringeri, situated at a distance of about 98 km. Udupi Railway Station is well connected to Chikmagalur and other major cities and towns. Tourists can hire taxis to reach Sringeri from the railway station.
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  • By Air
    Mangalore International Airport is the nearest domestic and international airport to Sringeri. Also known as Bajpe Airport, it is situated at a distance of about 100 km from Sringeri. Tourists from different parts of India as well as Middle East countries can easily reach Sringeri.
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