Shikaripura is a small town and Taluk headquarters in Shimoga district, Karnataka state.
Shikaripura is located at a distance of 53 Km from Shimoga and it lies 603 meters above sea level. Shikaripura is located between plain land of Bayaluseeme and tropical forests of Malenadu.
Shikaripura is surrounded by places of historical places and natural attractions including the famous Anjaneya temple having huge number of devotees.
The other important attraction in and around Shikaripura are:
Belligave: Belligave is located at a distance of 20 Km from Shilaripura. Belligave was capital of Banavasi nadu during 12th century.
Bandalike: Bandalike is located at a distance of 35 Km north of Shikaripura. Bandalike is an important historical place and houses few temples.
Uduthadi: Uduthadi is just 7 Km away from Shikaripura. Uduthadi is the birth place of popular Kannada poetess Akkamahadevi. The ruins of an ancient fort can also be found at Uduthadi.
Talagunda: Talagunda is just 4 Km away from Belligave. This historical place houses several inscriptions.
Madagamasuru Tank: Madagamasuru Tank is 10 Km from Shikaripura. A tank is constructed across this Kumudvathi River called as Madaga Masuru Tank or Bageerathi Tank. This is an ideal picnic spot for tourists and many tourists visit this place from neighboring districts.
Distance from Shikaripura:
Shimoga: 53 Km
Bangalore: 332 Km (via Shimoga)
Bangalore: 340 Km (via Chitradurga)
Mysore: 295 Km
Mangalore: 223 Km
Udupi: 169 Km
Chitradurga: 134 Km
Karwar: 197 Km
Sagar: 49 Km
Thirthahalli: 91 Km
How to reach Shikaripura:
Nearest Airport: Mangalore
Nearest Railway Station: Shimoga. Many trains run from Bangalore and Mysore to Shimoga
Road: Shikaripura is well connected by road network.
Route Map from Bangalore to Thirthahalli:
Route 1: Bangalore - Tumkur - Tiptur - Arasikere - Kadur - Shimoga - Shikaripura
Route 2: Bangalore - Tumkur - Hiriyur - Chitradurga - Honnalli - Shikaripura
Route Map from Mysore to Thirthahalli:
Mysore - Channarayapattana - Arasikere - Kadur - Shimoga - Shikaripura
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