Sringeri is a city in Southern India.

Sharadamba temple, Shringeri
Areca nut farm at Shringeri

Get in

By plane

The nearest airport is Mangalore (110km from Sringeri)

By train

Shimoga or Kadur is the nearest railroad and is linked to Bangalore. An alternate town is Koppa.

The Shimogha Express (Train Number : 6227) runs from Bangalore to Shimoga. The train departs from Bangalore (Station Code : SBC) at 2340 hrs and arrives at Shimoga, next day at 0513 hrs. The train can also be boarded in Bangalore at Yashwantpur and Malleswaram.

A similar train - Bangalore Express (Train Number : 6228) departs Shimoga (Station Code: SME) at 2205 hrs and arrives at Bangalore (Station Code : SBC) at 0500 hrs next day. Both trains run on all days in a week.

Kadur is located on the Mumbai-Bangalore line and has Daily connection to Mumbai through chalukya/Sharavati Express. apart from that the station is connected with Kohlapur with Ranu Chennamma xpress. Apart from that the other long distance trains like Ajmer Express, Jodhpur Express and others have stop at Birur about 10 kilometers from Kadur. From Kadur the route is Via Chikmaglur and Balehoonur and is about 100kms away

By bus

The KSRTC (State Owned Transport) operates buses from all major cities to Shringere and Shimoga. Tickets can be booked from online vendors, KSRTC offices or online . There are also a good number of buses and private transport from Shimoga town to Sringeri.

apart from that KSRTC operates a direct Volvo bus from Chennai to Sringeri via Bangalore. the bus leaves Chennai at 2:30PM and from Bangalore at 10:30Pm to reach Sringeri at around 6AM. Return the bus leaves Sringeri at 10PM to reach Bangalore at 5:30AM and proceeds to Chennai thereasfter. Ordinary buses also connects Sringeri to Coimbatore via Mysore and Sringeri to Kozhikkode regularly. A TNSTC service operates between Salem and Shimoga via Bangalore and Birur

By Train

Kundapura (KUDA) is nearest major railway station on Konkan Railway route. Road distance is less than 75km. Traveling options are private taxi and Govt.(KSRTC)/Private buses also there from Kundapura city. Shimoga is another nearer railway station and road distance around 115km.

Get around






Many decent budget lodges are available in Bharathi street of Sringeri. Sri Mutt has many decent lodges but has to be booked well in advance, note that in SriMutt's lodges and the most of the lodges of Bharathi street in Sringeri does not permit alcohol and Nonveg items. Shankara kripa, Sharada Kripa, Bharathi Vihar and Yatri Nivas are the towns MUTT lodges

Stay safe

If you are not used to walking barefoot for two hours, you will miss most of the charms of Shringeri. They ask you to remove your shoes at the temple entrance, but after seeing the temple, you have to cross the river and walk in the beautiful areca nut farm to reach the cute residence of the chief priest. So take some training in walking on the gravel path. The chief priest is an Indian scientist who has renounced the world of logic and selected the world of spirituality.

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