Hiriadka or Hiriyadka is a small beautiful town located at a distance of 10 Km from Manipal in Udupi district.
Hiriadka is well-known for the 'Siri' trance or the phenomenon of mass possession of women folk. 'Hiriadka' literally means 'Big Religious Place'. This town is also identified as the place of religious sanctity.
Places of Interest:
Hiriadka has a famous Mahalingeshwara Temple. There is a temple dedicated to Goddess Raja Rajeshwari in Anjarau near Hiriadka.
Distance from Hiriadka:
Udupi: 16 Km
Mysore: 300 Km
Mangalore: 72 Km
Shimoga: 131 Km
Chikmagalur: 166 Km
Hassan: 214 Km
Karwar: 226 Km
Kundapur: 48 Km
Hebri: 20 Km
Karkala: 27 Km
Agumbe: 39 Km
Sringeri: 67 Km
How to get there (Hiriadka):
Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport
Nearest Railway Station: Udupi
Road: Hiriadka well connected by road network. Direct buses are available to Hiriadka from Udupi and Manipal.
Route map to reach Hiriadka:
From Bangalore: via Nelamangala - Hassan - Sakaleshpura - Mangalore - Udupi
From Mysore: via Hunsur - Kushalanagar - Madikeri - Sulya - Puttur - Mangalore - Udupi
From Mangalore: via Surathkal - Mulki - Udupi (NH-17)
From Udupi: via Manipal on State Highway 65 and it lies between Udupi and Karkala.
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