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Hiriyur is located near Chitradurga in Chitradurga district of Karnataka state.
Hiriyur is well known for Mari Kanive or Vani Vilasa Sagara, an oldest dam built on River Vedavathi. The water on the Mari Kanive dam looks exactly like the pre independence map of India. This dam in Hiriyur was constructed during the rule of the Mysore Wodeyars.
Hiriyur is also famous as a centre for regional (rural) markets also called as 'Santhe'. People gather here to buy and sell the commodities.
Another attraction of Hiriyur include 'Terumalleshwara Temple', a 500 year old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple at Hiriyur attracts many devotees and it is referred as Dakshina Kashi (Kashi of the South).
Hiriyur is basically an agricultural based town. Crops like coconut, Groundnut, Paddy, are grown at Hiriyur.
Hiriyur has an average elevation of 630 meters (2066 feet). The months of March and April are the hottest months of the year. Hiriyur has a normally dry climate, with low rain fall.
Distance from Hiriyur:
Bangalore : 161 Km
Tumkur : 91 Km
Chitradurga : 42 Km
Davanagere : 104 Km
Shimoga : 142 Km
Hassan : 146 Km
Mangalore : 296 Km
Chikmagalur : 142 Km
Bellary : 147 Km
Hubli : 272 Km
Gadag : 220 Km
Mysore : 215 Km
How to get there (Hiriyur)
Nearest Airport: Bangalore International Airport
Road: Hiriyur is well connected by Road network. Hiriyur is situated along NH-4.
All buses from Bangalore going towards Hubli, Belagavi, Davanagere, Bellary, pass via Hiriyur.
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