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Ujire is a small and beautiful town located in the Belthangady taluk of Dakshina Kannada district. Ujire is located in the beautiful surroundings. Ujire town is popular for temples and educational institutions.
Ujire is an important junction for travelers who travel in this region. The road at Ujire deviates to Dharmasthala (towards Hassan, Bangalore), Kottigehara (towards Horanadu, Chikmagalur) and Belthangady (towards Mangalore)
Tourist places in and around Ujire:
Sri Janardhanaswamy Temple: Sri Janardhanaswamy Temple is one of the main attraction of Ujire town. The temple is dedicated to Lord Janardhana (Vishnu). This is 800 year old temple and featured as one of the oldest temples of South Canara or Dakshina Kannada district.
Surya Sadashivarudra Temple: Sadashivarudra Temple is located in beautiful surroundings at a distance of 6 Km from Ujire in Nada village. Many devotees from Karnataka visit Sadashivarudra Temple, near Ujire to get rid of their problems like Delay in Marriage, Education, Unemployment and Childlessness. Devotees offer idols of mud after the fulfillment of their wishes made here.
Jamalabad Fort: Jamalabad Fort was built in 1794 by Tippu Sultan and it is 1788 ft above sea level and was formerly called Narasimha Ghada. Jamalabad Fort is just 5 Km away from Ujire.
Dharmasthala: Dharmasthala is one of the important pilgrimage centers of Karnataka. A temple dedicated to Lord Manjunathaswamy (Shiva) is the main attraction of Dharmasthala. Thousands of people visit Dharmasthala every day. This number increases to million during lakshadeepotsava in November.
Educational Institutions at Ujire
Ujire is also famous for education. Most of the educational institutions belong to Shree Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara (SDM) Educational Trust. The following are few schools/colleges of Ujire
SDM Primary and Secondary School
SDM English Medium School
SDM Pre-University and Degree College
SDM College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences: The pioneer college in India, providing degree in Naturopathy and Yogic Science.
SDM Institute of Technology: Engineering College started in the year 2007.
Prasanna College of Education: BSc and Nursing courses offered here.
Anugraha English Medium School
Distance from Ujire
Dharmasthala: 8 Km
Belthangady: 8 Km
Bangalore: 307 Km
Mangalore: 68 Km
Mysore: 241 Km
Udupi: 100 Km
Chikmagalur: 85 Km
Shimoga: 182 Km
Kundapur: 137 Km
Horanadu: 88 Km
How to get there:
Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport at Bajpe
Nearest Railway Station: Mangalore
Road: Ujire is well connected by road network. Direct buses are available to Ujire from Mangalore, Bangalore, Chikmagalur and Dharmasthala.
Route map to reach Ujire: (Driving Directions)
From Bangalore: via Nelamangala - Hassan - Sakaleshpura - Dharmasthala
From Mysore: via Holenarasipura - Hassan - Sakaleshpura - Dharmasthala
From Mangalore: via Bantwal - Guruvayanakere - Belthangady
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